RIP Seamus Heaney

August 30, 2013 | 2

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney passed away this morning. Here are some of our favorites from the Irish poet: his original poem “Oysters,” a reading of his translation of Beowulf, and his views on Ireland’s politics.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.


  1. He will be missed. A truly gifted poet and critic. The man is gone but the work remains. Let us not forget that.

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