The sixth Seamus Heaney lectures
Eugene McNulty & Ciarán Mac Murchaidh editors
The impact of Seamus Heaney on the cultural landscape has been profound and far-reaching. His sure-footed voice has been an important record of our time and place, a tuning-fork sending back signals from the place where language meets pure ideas. Hearing Heaney is a collection of responses to Heaney’s vision and clarity of thought, expression and ideals. Asked to provide readings of Heaney’s work, which involved for many a personal reflection on its impact on their work or life, this collection includes contributions from a diverse range of backgrounds: journalists, fellow poets and academics. These diverse essays (and a foreword by Seamus Heaney) provide the reader with a fascinating series of lenses through which to view the achievement of Heaney’s work and its lasting impact on the world of language and art.
Contributors: Pauric Travers, Vona Groarke, Harry Clifton, Olivia O’Leary, Carla King, Eugene McNulty, Michael Cronin, Yxta Maya Murray, Regina Murphy.
Eugene McNulty is a senior lecturer in the English Department at St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University. Ciarán Mac Murchaidh is Head of School in Fiontar at Dublin City University.