Seamus Heaney, Part 1

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Description: Poet Seamus Heaney reads his work outside. Heaney and Christopher Lydon discuss which poems to read and how to film the reading. Heaney gives context to each poem before reading it. He reads 5 poems in memory of his mother, 1 poem in memory of the poet Robert Fitzgerald, and "A Peacock's Feather" written for his niece on her christening. He also reads "The Face of the Horse" by Nikolay Zabolotsky, translated by Danny Weisbord. reel 1 of 2.