Posts Tagged ‘poet laureate’

Listen Now Again

A new National Library of Ireland exhibition celebrating the life and work of Seamus Heaney gives an overview of the poet laureate’s life and work. ℘℘℘ When Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, the Swedish Academy noted the “lyrical beauty and ethical depth” of his work. His poems, though oftenRead more..

Billy Collins as Soul Friend

A visit to Ireland with Poet Laureate Billy Collins. ℘℘℘ What draws an assortment of poets to Ireland to study with Billy Collins? If you’ve been to the Beara Peninsula, you understand the allure of this mountainous region in West Cork; if you are familiar with Billy Collins’ poetry, its quirky bends and heart-stopping imagery,Read more..