Tribute to Poet Seamus Heaney

Center for the Book

Seamus Heaney, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Seamus Heaney, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

We mourn the passing of poet Seamus Heaney. As a tribute, we present former VFH Fellow Jahan Ramazani introducing Heaney at his April 19, 2004 reading as the Peters Rushton Visiting Writer. Heaney was pleased with the packed audience at the Culbreth Theatre and praised the Charlottesville poetry audience: “We have good attendance here; we have hearers and hearteners of the work.”

Thanks to VFH Radio alumnus Sean Tubbs for capturing this audio. Heaney begins at 7:45.