Summer 2021 Bulletin

Online: Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney at a turf bog in Bellaghy with his father’s coat, hat, and walking stick, 1986. Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

The Academy celebrated Seamus Heaney’s birthday by sharing an audio recording of him reading “From the Frontier of Writing” and linking to a compete recording and transcript from his visit to the Academy in 1987.

In the words of poet and Academy Member Henri Cole, who listened to the recording, “After two words, his voice brings him back to life.” 

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