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Irish Pages: The Classic Heaney Issue

A hardback reprint of the classic Irish Pages issue on Seamus Heaney to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his death on 30 August 2013. “So many people in Ireland and overseas read, admired, and watched him. The extraordinary degree to which Heaney was a creative and ethical exemplar, shaper, mentor, influence, and generous friend for his fellow poets and writers comes through especially powerfully in this book, with its 54 contributors from Ireland, Britain, the United States and further afield…” Includes four last poems by Seamus Heaney.


978-1-7393537-4-2 Hardback 224 pages , ,


  • Sven Birkerts and Helen Vendler on the man and the poet.
  • A Suite of Obituaries & Global Reminiscences by leading poets and writers in Ireland, Britain and the United States.
  • Poems by Kerry Hardie, Michael Coady, Paddy Bushe, Kathleen Jamie, Katie Donovan, Seán Lysaght, Damian Smyth, Ignatius McGovern, John F. Deane, Francis Harvey, Michael Longley, Alan Gillis, Moya Cannon and Harry Clifton.
  • President Michael D. Higgins on John Hewitt & Richard Murphy on poetry and terror.
  • Writing in Irish from Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Cathal Ó Searcaigh and others.
  • PLUS: “Seamus Justin Heaney 1939-2013”, a unique photographic portfolio by Bobbie Hanvey.
  • Simply put, “Because of Seamus Heaney – the worlds of his childhood, of his exemplary life, of Northern Ireland, of literature in general – we are immeasurably enriched.”



Weight 484 g
Dimensions 225 × 147 × 30 mm