In conjunction with the Périphérie du Marché de la Poésie
Special evening with the poet Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney is one of the greatest living poets in the English-speaking world. Born in Derry in 1939, he has published a dozen collections including Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into the Dark (1969), Wintering Out (1972), Electric Light (2001), Human Chain (2011). The Nobel Prize in Literature 1995 was awarded to Seamus Heaney “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past”. A poet who is most beloved of Irish people, he will read in the courtyard of the Centre Culturel Irlandais which saw 800 people gather for its celebratory Poetry Hour last September.