Sunday, November 9, 2008

Public / Private Divide According to Seamus Heaney

Dennis O'Driscoll interviewed Seamus Heaney in the Guardian (November 8, 2008), in a section from Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney by Dennis O'Driscoll (2008). 

 "... 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.