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100 Poems: A Celebration of Seamus Heaney’s Best-loved Poems
With readings by Simon Armitage, Paula Meehan, Colette Bryce, Marie Heaney, Mark Doty and John Kelly
Before his death, Seamus Heaney had intended to assemble a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers.
He never managed to do this himself but now the 100 Poems project has been completed, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.
No other edition exists which has such a broad range, drawing from first to last of his prize-winning collections.
To celebrate the publication of 100 Poems, an all-star cast including Simon Armitage, Paula Meehan, Colette Bryce, Marie Heaney, Mark Doty and John Kelly will read selected Heaney poems sure to be among your favourites. Music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire.