PoetryFest 2019: Opening Night Tribute to Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney’s daughter Catherine Heaney joins Jane Clarke, Tim Donnelly, Martina Evans, Leontia Flynn, Bill Irwin, Nick Laird, Belinda McKeon, Julie Morrissy, Emily Mortimer, Paul Muldoon, Glenn Patterson, Katie Raissian, Stephen Sexton, Zadie Smith, and Dolly Wells to read their favorite selection by the beloved Nobel Laureate.

Permission for use of the recording of Seamus Heaney's reading of “Postscript” generously provided by Faber and the Estate of Seamus Heaney.


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