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Blackberry-Picking

Blackberry-Picking

  

by Seamus Heaney

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Heaney's been hanging out with Derek Mahon and Michael Longley since they met at a writing workshop he ran in the '60s. These guys are still the front-runners of Irish poetry today. Who knew such talent came in packs! (source)

Robert Lowell, one of America's greatest modern poets, called Heaney "the most important Irish poet since Yeats." And in poetry terms, those are the biggest shoes of all to fill! (source)

There are tours and lodging in Heaney's hometown that highlight some of the places he writes about in his poetry. (source)

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