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The Revise Wise Podcast - Episode 3 Seamus Heaney with Jennifer Duffy of the National Library of Ireland

The Revise Wise Podcast

This episode of the Revise Wise Podcast in conjunction with the National Library of Ireland's Seamus Heaney exhibition is a comprehensive look into Seamus Heaney for Leaving Cert English students. Thank you to Jennifer Duffy @Jenny_books_art for taking the time to talk to us.  Instagram: @SeamusHeaneyNLI Twitter: @SeamusHeaneyNLI Facebook: www.facebook.com/seamusheaneynliYouTube Poetry Guides Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJR1rE3sUCCzd1r4GY2rJghyOq1kMkDyK SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/national_library_ireland Music from bensound.com.


23 Apr 2021

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The Cure Of Troy by Seamus Heaney, inspirational poem

Talk Talks

The Cure Of Troy, inspirational poem by Seamus Heaney  THE CURE OF TROY  Human beings suffer.  They torture one another  hey get hurt and get hard.  No poem or play or song  Can fully right a wrong  Inflicted and endured.  History says, Don’t hope  On the side of the grave,’  But then, once in a lifetime  The longed for tidal wave  Of justice can rise up  And hope and history rhyme.   So hope for a great sea- change  On the far side of revenge.  Believe that a further shore  Is reachable from here.  Believe in miracles.  And cures and healing wells.   Call miracle self-healing,  The utter self revealing  Double-take of feeling.  If there’s fire on the mountain  And lightening and storm  And a god speaks from the sky  That means someone is hearing  The outcry and the birth-cry  Of new life at its term.  It means once in a lifetime  That justice can rise up  And hope and history rhyme.   By Seamus Heaney ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thumbnail by: Jr Korpa https://unsplash.com/@korpa-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  https://soundcloud.com/magdelayna https://www.facebook.com/magdelayna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppXYF-CURVw 2018 Magdelayna Music. Written by Hans Zimmer. Production & Remix by Adam Rodziewicz. Available to download on the Magdelayna Soundcloud page ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Liked it? Why not support me! https://www.patreon.com/Talk_Talks playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg7zZQE50vk&list=PLeW0Ale88tlpOekytDkKiITrAPNrN3gaQ   Recited by Naomie Daslin #inspirationalpoem #motivationalpoem #motivationalvideo Seamus Heaney, the cure of troy, seamus heaney poem, motivation, inspirational, inspirational poem, inspirational video, motivational video, motivational speech, best motivational speech, speech,  inspiration, inspirational video, best motivational speeches ever, one of the best speeches ever, happiness, nature of life, life, power of life, famous, very powerful speech, inspire, motivational video,  poem about life struggles, spoken word poetry, self motivation poetry, inspirational poem in English, life changing speech, poetry reading, spoken word, the most powerful motivational poetry, this poem will change your life, word poetry, powerful life poetry, inspiring poem, poem recitation, short inspirational poem, inspirational poem about life.


17 Apr 2021

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How to Read Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney

Open Book

The closing episode of Season 2 is about two giants of late-20th-century poetry: the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. We’ll read Heaney’s “Punishment,” Hughes’s “Hawk Roosting” and “The Thought-Fox,” and Heaney’s “Digging” — in that order, to draw out shared themes of nature, violence, and the origins of poetry. This ends Season 2, and the start of the summer sabbatical: a time of pleasure reading planning and reflecting on what's to come in this series. To suggest future topics, particularly on subjects of broad interest (i.e. rather than on particular texts), or to share your thoughts on the show's format and style, please write to ullyot@ucalgary.ca. 


9 Apr 2021

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Seamus Heaney

The Archive Project

In this episode, we feature a talk and reading by Irish poet and Nobel Laureate, the late Seamus Heaney from Portland Arts & Lectures in 2002. Heaney opens with poems from his very first collection and then takes us on a journey through more than four decades of his work that touches on everything from the sounds and smells of his mother baking bread in the 1940s, to his deep knowledge of poetry and its influence on his work, to meditations on the role of the artist in moments of political or national crisis – this last subject is, of course, for Heaney, Ireland’s “The Troubles,” the sectarian violence that erupted in 1965 and lasted more than 30 years in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It was a time when he says, “Everybody knew somebody who had been shot, or blown up, no matter which side you were on.” Heaney is famous for his depictions rural Ireland that can feel ancient and deeply modern all at once, and this is what gives his work power and relevance today. Heaney begins this talk with his connection to Oregon’s own William Stafford, whose work he was introduced to in his first year of university by a professor who had spent time at Reed College. Heaney says, “So from the beginning, Portland, poetry, and promise have all been linked together.” Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney was raised in County Derry, and later lived for many years in Dublin. He was the author of over 20 volumes of poetry and criticism, and edited several widely used anthologies. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.” Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the “most important Irish poet since Yeats.” Heaney taught at Harvard University (1985-2006) and served as the Oxford Professor of Poetry (1989-1994). He died in 2013. The post Seamus Heaney appeared first on Literary Arts.


5 Apr 2021

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Requiem for the Croppies by Seamus Heaney

Nim's Poetry

A poem a day keeps the sadness at bay.


8 Mar 2021

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'The Cure at Troy' - by Seamus Heaney (S1E7)

My Poetry Readings with Declan Walsh

About the PoemThe Cure at Troy  was  written in 1990 for the Field Day Theatre Company,  and  is an adapted version of the ancient tragic Greek play, Philoctetes, written by Sophocles – which takes place in the closing days of the Trojan War.The resonance of this ancient tale with that of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and perhaps the struggle of the Apartheid movement in South Africa, was a major attraction to Seamus Heaney, The poem, at its heart, addresses questions of personal morality, deceit and political expediency, suffering and healing. ____________________________________About the PoetSeamus Justin Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate. He was and is still recognised as one of the principal contributors to poetry in Ireland during his lifetime and often described as  "the most important Irish poet since Yeats"  HE won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 – with what the Nobel committee described as "works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past’’. His epitaph is taken from one of his poems ‘The Gravel Walks’ and reads  "Walk on air against your better judgement”.  ___________________________________How to Listen and followYou can listen to the podcast , My Poetry Readings, on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts by clicking on any of the links above or on the podcast websiteYou can also subscribe and follow the podcast on social media by clicking on the links either on the top banner or the links below:-Facebook -   @mypoetryreadingsInstagram -  @mypoetryreadingsTwitter:-       @mypoetryreadin1Youtube:-My Poetry Readings with Declan Walsh___________________________________Now for the promotion bit!I hope you enjoy and looking forward to hearing any comments or suggestions that you may have .If you have enjoyed , please spread the word , like , share  (etc!)  -by  clicking the 'Share  Episode' link above.   If you can, please leave a review and star rating on Apple Podcasts. This will help others to also enjoy the podcast.Thanks for listening  - Till next time..Slán go fóillDeclan______________________________________________Favorite Reading Versions  (YouTube Links)Seamus Heaney - The Cure at Troy  (V1)Seamus Heaney - The Cure at Troy (V2)President Joe Biden - The Cure at TroyPresident Joe Biden/Lin Manuel MirandaPresident Bill Clinton - Derry 1995Other linksSeamus Heaney - WebsiteSeamus Heaney HomePlace Website___________________________________


13 Feb 2021

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Seamus Heaney

Stories of Ireland and the Irish

Patricia and Seamus both grew up in Northern Ireland. Following a visit by Seamus to Malaga he and Patricia became friends so this personal telling of Seamus Heaney's story makes it very special.  


5 Feb 2021

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Poetry from Studio 47 - Episode 88 - Seamus Heaney

Poetry from Studio 47

Irish poet, Seamus Heaney and "Digging"


4 Feb 2021

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Seamus Heaney


Ursula and Jon share poetry by Irish poet Seamus Heaney.


24 Jan 2021

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Episode 15 - Digging by Seamus Heaney

Poetry Blokes

Today, Rich wonders about a tiny gun, Matt doesn't want to drink milk and we both wonder how long Seamus' grandfather's been gone for // Read the poem here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47555/digging // Follow @poetryblokes on Twitter and Instagram to make sure you don’t miss out! // Subscribe to the show now to ensure each and every episode is delivered directly to you. // To advertise with us, visit www.poetryblokes.com/advertising // Hosted by: Matthew Adamo // Created by: Richard Gaughran & Matthew Adamo // Producer: Dominic Gore // Music: The Lazlo Project // Thanks for reading this far, we love you, you're great


2 Nov 2020