Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney: Selected Poems Human Voices Wake Us

A collection of all the poems by Seamus Heaney I have read here over the past few months, spanning his entire career. Each of his collections of poetry can of course be purchased on their own, but nearly everything I read here can be found either in his career-spanning 100 Poems, or in the two volumes of his selected poetry: Selected Poems 1966-1987 and Selected Poems 1988-2013.  Death of a Naturalist (1966) Follower Poem Personal Helicon Door Into the Dark (1969) Dream The Forge Bogland Wintering Out (1972) The Tollund Man Limbo First Calf North (1975) Belderg Funeral Rites Bog Queen The Grauballe Man Punishment Strange Fruit Kinship Field Work (1979) The Strand at Lough Beg from "Field Work" Station Island (1984) The Railway Children VII from Station Island VIII from Station Island The Scribes The Haw Lantern (1987) III from Clearances The Mud Vision Seeing Things (1991) Seeing Things 1.1.87 #2, #8 from Lightenings #15 from Settings #25, #27, #31, #32 from Crossings #40, #42, #45, #46 from Squarings The Spirit Level (1996) The Strand Postscript District & Circle (2006) A Shiver #1 from "District & Circle" A Hagging Match Human Chain (2010) Uncoupled Miracle from "Colum Cille Cecinit" from Hermit Songs from In the Attic from Heaney's translation of Beowulf Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Seamus Heaney: 7 Poems from "North," & Interviews with Heaney Human Voices Wake Us

A reading of seven poems from Seamus Heaney's fourth collection, North (1975): Belderg Funeral Rites Bog Queen The Grauballe Man Punishment Strange Fruit Kinship Following the poems is a reading from interviews Heaney gave on the writing of North, taken from Dennis O'Driscoll's Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. This time around, the interviews are prefaced by a more historical introduction to the bog bodies that figure in the poems from North. The books mentioned and read from in this section are P. V. Glob's The Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved, Wijnand Van Der Sanden's Through Nature to Eternity: The Bog Bodies of Northwest Europe, Timothy Taylor's The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death, Miranda Aldhouse-Green's Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery. The first five of Heaney's collections can be purchased here, and a good selection from the first half of his career can be found in Selected Poems 1966-1987. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Seamus Heaney: 13 Poems from "Seeing Things" Human Voices Wake Us

A 13 poems from Seamus Heaney's 1991 collection, Seeing Things. The poems are: 11 poems from the sequence called "Squarings": #2, #8, #15, #25, #27, #31, #32, #40, #42, #45, #46 Seeing Things 1.1.87 Seeing Things can be purchased here. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Seamus Heaney: On "Seeing Things" Human Voices Wake Us

A reading and commentary from interviews Seamus Heaney gave on the writing of his 1991 book Seeing Things, taken from Dennis O'Driscoll's Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. Seeing Things can be purchased here. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Seamus Heaney: 3 Poems from "Wintering Out," & Interviews with Heaney Human Voices Wake Us

A reading of three poems from Seamus Heaney's third collection, Wintering Out (1972): The Tollund Man Limbo First Calf Following the poems is a reading from interviews Heaney gave on the writing of Wintering Out, taken from Dennis O'Driscoll's Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. The first five of Heaney's collections can be purchased here, and a good selection from the first half of his career can be found in Selected Poems 1966-1987. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Seamus Heaney: 3 Poems from "Door into the Dark" & Interviews with Heaney Human Voices Wake Us

A reading of three poems from Seamus Heaney's second collection, Door into the Dark (1969): Dream The Forge Bogland Following the poems is a reading from interviews Heaney gave on the writing of Door into the Dark, taken from Dennis O'Driscoll's Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. The first five of Heaney's collections can be purchased here, and a good selection from the first half of his career can be found in Selected Poems 1966-1987. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Seamus Heaney: 3 Poems from "Death of a Naturalist" & Interviews with Heaney Human Voices Wake Us

A reading of three poems from Seamus Heaney's first collection, Death of a Naturalist (1966):  Follower  Poem  Personal Helicon  Following the poems is a reading from interviews Heaney gave on the writing of Death of a Naturalist, taken from Dennis O'Driscoll's Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. The first five of Heaney's collections can be purchased here, and a good selection from the first half of his career can be found in Selected Poems 1966-1987. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Seamus Heaney's Origin Story Human Voices Wake Us

A reading of interviews with Seamus Heaney, on his discovery and growth into poetry from boyhood through university. As usual, these remarks come from Dennis O’Driscoll’s book-length collection of interviews with Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Advice from Seamus Heaney // James Joyce's "Araby" Human Voices Wake Us

In tonight's episode, we hear from Seamus Heaney and James Joyce. In the first part, I read Heaney’s responses to general questions about writing poetry: his methods, his inspiration, his favorite time of day to write. These come from Dennis O’Driscoll’s Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. In the second part (beginning at 35:15) I read James Joyce’s short story, “Araby.” The reading is prefaced by a few personal thoughts on Joyce, and includes an excerpt from Gabriel’s Yared’s score for the film The English Patient. I previously discussed Michael Ondaatje’s novel, Anthony Minghella’s movie, and Yared’s music for the film, in an early episode, Rereading the English Patient. Consider supporting Human Voices Wake us by clicking here. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support