Seamus Heaney


Another of Ireland’s Nobel Prize winners, also for literature, Heaney has also been awarded many other accolades and prizes for his poetry and prose.


From a smallholding in Derry, Heaney gained a scholarship to boarding school and later studied at Queens University, later going on to lecture there and in Berkeley, Harvard, Oxford and elsewhere, during which time he prolifically produced a wide body of work.


While not quite passing the mantle to rap artist Eminem, Heaney has praised the artist for his arousing lyrics and verbal energy in bringing modern day poetry to the next generation.


I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible. (Heaney)


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