Megan wrote about Seamus Heaney's death in the Morning News, but I wanted to put this on Slog:
And I also wanted to note that Heaney's excellent translation of Beowulf alone would've been reason enough to immortalize his name. Heaney came through Seattle a number of times in his career, as this tweet from the Hugo House attests:
Rest in peace, Seamus Heaney. Your memory lives on from your time at Hugo House in napkin form: pic.twitter.com/OVakyhRHqw— Richard Hugo House (@HugoHouse) August 30, 2013
Rest in peace, Seamus Heaney. Your memory lives on from your time at Hugo House in napkin form: pic.twitter.com/OVakyhRHqw
If you'd like to read more about Heaney, the Poetry Foundation is always a great resource. They've published some of his poems online for free, along with audio of Heaney reading his own poems, and articles about his life and work.
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