978-0-374-52280-3 / 9780374522803

Selected Poems 1966-1987


Publisher:Noonday, 1995



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This selection has been made by Seamus Heaney from the volumes of his poems and translations published during the first twenty-one years of his career. It includes the complete, slightly revised version of his long poem "Station Island," as well as a number of prose poems previously unpublished in the United States. His much admired sonnet sequences, "Glanmore Sonnets" and "Clearances," are also reprinted in this book in their entirety. Includes are poems from: Death of a Naturalist (1966) Digging, Death of a Naturalist, Blueberry-Picking, Follower, Mid-Term Break, Poem, Personal Helicon; Door into the Dark (1969), Thatcher, The Pennisula, Requiem for the Croppies, The Wife's Tale, Night Drive, Relic of Memory, Bogland; Wintering Out (1972), Bog Oak, Anahorish, Gifts of Rain, Broagh, Oracle, A New Song, The Other Side, The Tollund Man, Wedding Day, Summer Home, Limbo, Bye-Child, Westering; Stations (1975), Nesting Ground, England's Difficulty, Visitant, Trial Runs, Cloistered, The Stations of the West, Incertus; North (1975), Moss baun (Sunlight, the Seed Cutters), Funeral Rites, North, Viking Dublin Trial Pieces, Bone Dreams, Bog Queen, The Grauballe Mann, Punishment, Strange Fruit, Act of Union, Hercules and Antaeus, From Whatever You Say Say Nothing, From Singing School (The Ministry of Fear, A Constable Calls, Summer 1969, Fosterage, Exposure); Field Work (1979), Oysters, Triptych (After a Killing, Sibyl, At the Waters Edge), The Toome Road, A Drink of Water, The Strand at Lough Beg, Casualty, The Badgers, The Singer's House, The Guttural Muse, Glanmore Sonnets, An Afterwards, The Otter, The Skunk, A Dream of Jealousy, From Field Work, Song, The Harvest Bow, In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge; From Sweeney Astray (1983), Sweeney Praises the Trees, Sweeney Astry, Sweeney's Lament on Ailsa Craig, Sweeney in Connacht, Sweeney's Last Poem. Also, many poems from the following collections: Station Island; The Haw Lantern. Notes, Index of Titles, Index of First Lines.

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