Watch Marie Heaney reading The Seed Cutters, by Seamus Heaney
The writer has recorded the poem as part of a series for Poetry Day Ireland 2019
Marie Heaney has recorded The Seed Cutters by her late husband, Seamus Heaney, for Poetry Day Ireland. The video is one of a series of readings that the writer and other well-known people have made to mark today’s fifth annual event.
The day’s theme is “Truth or Dare” Poetry Ireland, which organises the annual one-day festival, says it invites poetry lovers to speak their truth or dare to see the world differently. They can read a poem or write their own, check out a local poetry event, or just share some of their favourite poems using the hashtag #PoetryDayIRL.
More than 100 events will take place in libraries, bookshops, arts centres, schools, hotels, nightclubs, bars and cafes from Kerry to Derry. If you’re interested in planning something for the day you can find out how to get involved at poetryday.ie, which also has a selection of Truth or Dare-themed poems to delve into.