Video: Seamus Heaney reads from some of his poems
His poetry earned him the Nobel prize for literature in 1995, and a vast array of other awards
Seamus Heaney photographed at his home in Sandymountin Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times
Irish poet Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74. His poetry is taught in schools in the Republic and Northern Ireland and is familiar to many.
St Kevin and the Blackbird
Below are some videos of Heaney reading his poetry. What is your favourite Heaney poem and how has he influenced you?