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

Seamus Heaney photographed at his home in Sandymountin Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

 

Mid-Term Break

Digging

St Kevin and the Blackbird

Human Chain

The Underground

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.

Below are some videos of Heaney reading his poetry. What is your favourite Heaney poem and how has he influenced you?

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