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Subseries 3.1
Writings by Seamus Heaney, 1965-2003
Boxes 74

Scope and content note

The subseries consists of a variety of Heaney's writings printed in programs, newspapers, literary journals, cards and book jackets from 1965-2003.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
74 1 "Peter Street at Bankside," poem printed in "Program for the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Theatre at Ridgeway Street, Belfast, by Austin Clarke," 12 June 1965
74 2 "The Barn," reprinted in Today and Yesterday in Northern Ireland, BBC Radio Program Guide for Schools, Autumn Term, 1966
74 3 "Victorian Guitar," The Listener, 18 January 1968
74 4 "Turkeys Observed" [from Death of a Naturalist], reprinted in The Irish Times, 24 December 1968 The Irish Times, 24 December 1968
74 5 "Shore Woman," The Irish Press, 1 March 1969
74 6 "Seven Poems by Seamus Heaney," ["Sernades," "Midnight," "Navvy," "First Calf," "Medallion," "Icon," "Idyll"], The Listener, 4 September 1969
74 7 "Adriotest of Makers," review of Thank You, Fog by W.W. Auden and Poetry Introduction 3 and The Third Book of Criticism by Randall Jarrell, photocopied from The Education Times (Dublin), 6 February 1975 Poetry Introduction 3 and The Third Book of Criticism by Randall Jarrell, photocopied from The Education Times (Dublin), 6 February 1975
74 8 "A Dream of Jealousy," (previously unpublished poem) and work sheets of four poems in North, printed in Quarto, volume 2, number 1, November 1975, photocopies Quarto, volume 2, number 1, November 1975, photocopies
74 9 "Strange Fruit," (from North, 1976), reprinted in The New York Review of Books, 18 March 1976, p. 7 The New York Review of Books, 18 March 1976, p. 7
74 10 "The Language of Exile," review of The Star-Apple Kingdom by Derek Walcott, Parnassus, Fall/Winter 1979, pp. 5-11, photocopy Parnassus, Fall/Winter 1979, pp. 5-11, photocopy
74 11 "A Tale of Two Islands: Reflections on the Irish Poetry Revival," offprint from Irish Studies, volume 1 1980
74 12 "Current Unstated Assumptions about Poetry," reprint from Critical Enquiry, volume 7, number 4, Summer 1981
74 13 Station Island, verses excerpted and reprinted in Radio Times, 11 October 1984 Radio Times, 11 October 1984
74 14 "An Ulster Twilight" from Station Island with translation into Catalan by J.M. Jauma, 1985 [includes holograph notes from translator and from Seamus Heaney]
74 15 "Fra Samvittighedens Republik," ["The Republic of Conscience"], printed in Debat, 7 July 1986
74 16 Untitled poem for Marie Bullock, Poetry Pilot, February 1987
74 17 "Brodsky's Nobel: What the Applause Was About," article photocopied from The New York Times Book Review, 8 November 1987
74 18 "The Impact of Translation" [edited version of an article included in The Government of the Tongue], END: Journal of European Nuclear Disarmament, Issue 33, February-March 1988, pp. 22-24 END: Journal of European Nuclear Disarmament, Issue 33, February-March 1988, pp. 22-24
74 19 "The Voice of the Bard," essay, Antaeus, Spring 1988
74 20 "Extempore Effusion on Missing Rosemary's Party," privately printed poem with holograph note signed Rosa, 28 February 1995
74 21 "David Thomson," [obituary], The Independent, [1988]
74 22 "New Worlds," In the Prison of His Days [a miscellany for Nelson Mandala on his 70th birthday], 1988, photocopy
74 23 "The Indefatigable Hoof-taps," article regarding Sylvia Plath, The Times Literary Supplement, 5-11 February 1988, pp. 134, 143-4
74 24 "Henry Pearson: In the Middle of the Field," insert for exhibition brochure, Columbia Museum of Art, 25 July 1988
74 25 The Government of the Tongue, galley corrections, 29 November 1988
74 26 "A Field Day for the Irish," photocopied from The Times, 5 December 1988
74 27 "In the Midst of the Force-field," article regarding W.B. Yeats, photocopied from The Irish Times, 28 January 1989
74 28 "Two Poems by Seamus Heaney: 'A Latch' and 'A Window,'" photoset by Computer Graphics for Times Literary Supplement, 10 October 1989
74 29 "Une tasse d'eau," French translation by Ann Bernard Kearney and Florence Lafon, reprinted in Figaro Litteraire from Poems 1966-1984, 1 September 1989 Poems 1966-1984, 1 September 1989
74 30 Book cover quote, An Artificial Wilderness by Sven Birkerts, paperback edition, 1990
74 31 Excerpt from The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes, reprinted on card sent to friends and members of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, ca. 1990
74 32 "The Ship in the Air," from Lightenings, reprinted with photograph of Seamus Heaney, photocopied from Edge, number 3, Autumn, 1990 Edge, number 3, Autumn, 1990
74 33 "The Ash Plant" (from Seeing Things, 1991), reprinted in Los Angeles Times, 9 February 1992 Los Angeles Times, 9 February 1992
74 33a "I Bambini Della Ferrovia," poem card, translation into Italian by Gilberto Sacerdoti, 1993
74 34 "Light Finally Enters the Black Hole," article photocopied from Sunday Tribune, 4 September 1994
74 35 "An Aisling in the Burren," p. 9, (from Station Island), and "Postscript," p.15, Burren College of Art catalog, ca. 1994
74 36 "Mycenae Lookout," Times Literary Supplement, proof, 1994
74 37 Untitled poem for Prof. Ronald Schuchard, reprinted in Innovation with Tradition: Newsletter of the University of London Library, no. 1, Spring 1994 [photocopy]
74 38 "Doubletake," two verses, reprinted from The Cure at Troy, Christmas card printed for Sister Sarah Clarke, ca. 1995
74 39 "Frandskap," printed as part of a news article, [ SDS, 10 December 1995]
74 40 Commencement address, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, number 91 of 500 copies, 12 May 1996
74 41 Letter printed in "A.E. Houseman: Poet and Scholar, Westminster Abbey, September 1996," collection of letters to support admission of A.E. Houseman to Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey, p. 27
74 42 "The Morning Light," poem for Tony O'Malley from the Irish of Brian Merriman, printed in "Tony O'Malley: Recent Canvasses & the Good Friday Paintings," exhibition catalog, RHA Gallagher Gallery, 1997
74 43 "The Last Survivor" [translation of Beowulf, lines 2241-70], The Times Literary Supplement, number 4937, 14 November 1997 The Times Literary Supplement, number 4937, 14 November 1997
74 44 "Lightenings," excerpt from Seeing Things (1991), reprinted in Pushkin Prizes, 10th Anniversary Dinner program, 25 November 1997
74 45 "The Reciprocity of Tears," article photocopied from The Irish Times, 22 August 1998
74 46 "On First Looking into Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters," poem photocopied from The New Yorker, 5 October 1998 The New Yorker, 5 October 1998
74 47 Beowulf specimen, proofs, p. 21, 5 July 1999
74 48 "Vitruviana," [for Felim Eagan], printed as an insert for Christmas card sent by Felim Eagan, ca. December 1999
74 49 "At Toomebridge" and "The Augean Stables," College Green, September 2000
74 50 The Midnight Verdict, photocopied text for paperback edition with letter from Peter Fallon, 2000
74 51 "Shoreline," excerpt from Door into the Dark, proposed text and layout for 2001 Centurian Medal, telefacsimile, 15 November 2000
74 52 "Follower," 1966, in Arrows of Desire: A Draft of Poems for Series II, Optic Nerve Productions, February 2003
74 53 "The Power of Poetry," excerpts from commencement address at Emory University, 12 May 2003, printed from the Internet, originally published 16 June 2003
74 54 "…is always political," book review, Essays on Politics and Literature by Bernard Crick, photocopied from unknown source, undated
74 55 "Dimitri, Hadzi," comments on Hadzi's sculptures printed on small cards, undated
74 56 "In a Basilica," poem reprinted in unknown source from Observer, unknown date
74 57 "Morte d'un Naturaliste, French translation, photocopied from Lettre Internationale, unknown date
74 58 "Un Vis de Gelozie" ["A Dream of Jealousy"], translated into Romanian, Suplimentul literar-artistic al Seinteii tineretului, unknown date
74 59 "The Vulgar Muse," review of The Faber Book of Vernacular Verse, edited by Tom Paulin, photocopy from unknown source, undated
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