Here are two episodes from July of 2021, featuring readings from Seamus Heaney’s 1991 book, Seeing Things, and interviews with Heaney on the writing of the book.
An episode from 7/19/21: Tonight, I read 13 poems from Seamus Heaney’s 1991 collection, and arguably his best single book of poetry, Seeing Things. Nearly all of the poems I’ve chosen from this collection are from his incredible autobiographical sequence, “Squarings”:
- 11 poems from the sequence called “Squarings”: #2, #8, #15, #25, #27, #31, #32, #40, #42, #45, #46
- Seeing Things
An episode from 7/14/21: Tonight, I read and comment on interviews that Seamus Heaney gave on the writing of his 1991 book, Seeing Things. Perhaps surpassing even his 1975 collection, North, Seeing Things includes the forty-eight part autobiographical sequence called “Squarings,” and much of the interview that I read from is taken up with these incredible poems.
The interviews are from Dennis O’Driscoll’s Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney.
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