RIP Seamus Heaney

Aug 30, 2013

The New York Times has an obituary for Seamus Heaney, Acclaimed Irish Poet, who Died at 74. Connor Ennis there called him, “...Nobel laureate and one of Ireland's literary titans.” Ben Fowlkes with USA Today wrote, “Seamus Heaney is dead. Good run, great work.”

As does the BBC: Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74. Meredith Frost at ABC News tweeted this quote from Heaney: "Let whoever can, win glory before death." Melissa Hogenboom from BBC said, “My high school English classes were full of the lovely words of #seamusheaney.” Anne Cronin from Politico added: “Acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats.”

For more on Heaney, here’s his tribute from The Poetry Foundation.” Tony Grew from PoliticsHome tweeted: “Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests, snug as a gun.” Murad Ahmed at The Times wrote, “Seamus Heaney's death bringing back my GCSE days. This was a favourite poem from schooldays.” Andrew Beatty from AFP added, “Terrible terrible news. Seamus Heaney has died. One of our greatest poets, one of the greatest poets full stop.” 

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