Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney was born in Co. Derry in 1939. He studied at St. Columbs College, Derry, and at Queens University, Belfast. After graduating from Queens in 1961, he taught at St. Josephs College of Education in Belfast before taking a lectureship in the English Department at Queens from 1966-1972 (during the academic year 1970-1971 he held a visiting lectureship at the University of California at Berkeley). His first collection, Eleven Poems,was published as part of the Queens Festival pamphlet series, followed by Death of a Naturalist in 1966, and Door Into the Darkin 1969. He received the Eric Gregory Award in 1966, followed by the Cholomondeley Award, 1967, the Somerset Maugham Award, 1968, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize also in 1968.

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  • Marie Heaney VIAF - spouse
  • Michael Longley VIAF Wikipedia - colleague, correspondedWith
  • Paul Muldoon VIAF Wikipedia - colleague, correspondedWith
  • Friel, Brian VIAF - colleague, correspondedWith
  • Frank Ormsby VIAF Wikipedia - correspondedWith
  • Paulin, Tom. VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Oxford Wikipedia - workLocation
  • Hughes, Ted VIAF - correspondedWith
  • McGuckian, Medbh, 1950- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Ciaran Carson VIAF Wikipedia - correspondedWith
  • Derek Mahon VIAF Wikipedia - correspondedWith
  • Seamus Deane VIAF Wikipedia - colleague, correspondedWith
  • Fallon, Peter, 1951- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Philip Hobsbaum VIAF Wikipedia - correspondedWith
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  • Watson, George VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Wilbur, Richard, 1921- VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Snodgrass, W. D. (William De Witt), 1926- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987. VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Hughes, Glyn VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Robert Penn Warren VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Hecht, Anthony, 1923- VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • O'Brien, Edna VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Deane, John F. VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • O'Driscoll, Dennis. VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Cole, William Rossa VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Brandes, Rand. VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Donald Hall VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Hogarth VIAF - mentions
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  • James Simmons VIAF Wikipedia - correspondedWith
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  • Fitzgerald, Sally VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Lodge, David VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Harper, Michael S. VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Cooney, Seamus VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Brown, George Mackay VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Astley, Neil VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Edna Longley VIAF Wikipedia - correspondedWith
  • Brodsky, Joseph, 1940- VIAF - correspondedWith
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  • Brendan Kennelly VIAF Wikipedia - correspondedWith
  • Dawe, Gerald, 1952- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Stallworthy, Jon VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Kavanagh, P. J. (Patrick Joseph), 1931- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Hartnett, Michael, 1941- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Miller, Karl VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Hacker, Marilyn VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Hughes, Frieda VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Motion, Andrew, 1952- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Welch, Robert VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Eagleton, Terry, 1943- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Smith, Dave VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Kinsella, Thomas. VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Crotty, Patrick VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Higgins, Aidan VIAF - correspondedWith
  • O'Grady, Desmond, 1935- VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Deane, Seamus, 1940- VIAF Wikipedia - colleague
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  • Dunn, Douglas. VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Tillinghast, Richard VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Derek Walcott VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Harry Chambers VIAF - correspondedWith
  • Cecil Woodham-Smith VIAF - mentions
  • Bardot VIAF - mentions
  • PIETER BRUEGHEL VIAF - mentions
  • Francis VIAF - mentions
  • Patrick Heaney VIAF - parent
  • Patrick Wikipedia - mentions
  • Corvinus Wikipedia - mentions
  • Horace VIAF - mentions
  • Colmcille Wikipedia - mentions
  • Old Cato Wikipedia - mentions
  • Dolmen Press Wikipedia - correspondedWith
  • Synge, John Millington VIAF - mentions
  • Manlius Wikipedia - mentions
  • James Joyce VIAF - mentions

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  • Oxford Wikipedia - workLocation
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  • St Columb's College Wikipedia - alumniOf
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  • Poetry Wikipedia - correspondedWith
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  • Belfast Festival Wikipedia - affiliation
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