"... a poem saves as well as shows."
"... environmental issues have to a large extent changed the mind of poetry. . . . at this stage nobody can have an uncomplicated Hopkinsian trust in the self-refreshing powers of nature."
"...defiance is actually part of the lyric job."
Heaney will be at Wyndham's Theatre, London, on November 10th, 7 p.m.