Wednesday, May 13, 2009
'A Call' by Seamus Heaney
Our 51st Poem of the Week is Seamus Heaney's poignant 'A Call', from his 1996 collection The Spirit Level. In Chapel this morning, Mr Girdham spoke about Heaney's contribution to contemporary Irish literature, as a way of marking his recent 70th birthday, and read 'A Call', 'St Kevin and the Blackbird' and 'Thatcher'. The Library is currently displaying its collection of books by Heaney, including our first edition of Death of a Naturalist. Below, Seamus Heaney speaks at his birthday celebration some weeks ago.