Seamus Heaney: shaymus HEE-nee
Seamus Heaney has received many major prizes and honors for his works, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney has been a resident of Dublin since 1976. He taught at Harvard University from 1985 to 2006 as a Visiting Professor, and then as a Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory and Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence.
Heaney's works tend to focus on life and culture in modern Northern Ireland. His most recent collected edition of poetry is Opened Ground. Heaney has also done many translations of poetry and prose, including a new translation of Beowulf.
This biography was last updated on 06/13/2011.
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