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Blackberry-Picking
Blackberry-Picking
by Seamus Heaney

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Websites

For Groupies

Fan club stuff, including Heaney's bio, info about tours of his hometown, and some pictures.

Heaney on Nobelprize.org

Check out Heaney on the Nobel Foundation's website. Here you'll find a brief biography, Heaney's Nobel lecture, a copy of his Nobel diploma, and more.

Heaney on Poets.org

A brief biography of Seamus Heaney.

Video

Heaney Reading His Poetry

A video lecture from MIT World. Heaney is a guest speaker and reads some of his poetry.

Old School

Heaney interviewed by Charlie Rose after he won the Nobel Prize. Over a decade ago!

Audio

Listen

Tom Cole reads "Blackberry-Picking" on NPR's All Things Considered.

All Things Considered Interview

A 2008 NPR interview with Seamus Heaney. He discusses his life and work.

Images

The Goods

Some red and purple blackberries, of course!

Blackberry-Picking

This is what the boy in the poem might look like picking berries.

Sticky Blackberries

You really do get messy when you pick blackberries.

Books

Death of a Naturalist

"Blackberry-Picking" first appeared in this book, published in 1966.

Opened Ground

A collection of poems by Heaney from 1966-1996, including good ol' "Blackberry-Picking."

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