Listen to the Poem “Digging” by Irish Writer Seamus Heaney!

His works often deal with the local surrounding in Ireland, he now lives in Dublin, and Northern Ireland. That’s where he was born April 13, 1939.  Poet, playwright, translator and lecturer Seamus Heaney.

And if you wanna go to Ireland without actually being there now, just listen to the excerpt of his 1966 debut book we present here. Much has happened since it was written. A Nobel Prize in 1995, and many other books up to his latest release “Human Chain” – the twelfth collection of poems by Seamus Heaney.

The poem “Digging” after the jump/below. Enjoy.

(Video by petebkr. Contains clips from BBC NI’s “Seamus Heaney: A life in Pictures” – 15/04/09)

Additional reading:
More about Seamus Heaney
The Poetry Archive about Seamus Heaney




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