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A Tribute to Seamus Heaney
Poets: Anne Waldman, Atsuro Riley, Eamon Grennan, Eavan Boland, Edward Hirsch, Frank Bidart, Greg Delanty, Jane Hirshfield, Jean Valentine, Jonathan Galassi, Kevin Young, Lucie Brock-Broido, Paul Muldoon, Seamus Heaney, Sven Birkerts, Tom Sleigh, Tracy K. Smith, Yusef Komunyakaa
November 11, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cooper Union’s Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY
Free and open to the public with no tickets or reservations required. Doors open 6:15.
Join us for a memorable evening as poets gather at Cooper Union for a public tribute to the beloved and world-renowned poet Seamus Heaney, who passed away on August 30, 2013, at the age of 74. Each poet will read a favorite Heaney poem, singer Paul Simon will make a special guest appearance, and Irish pipes will be played.

According to Jane Hirshfield, “In [Heaney’s] presence and in his words. . .you felt, quite simply, more alive for his aliveness, in life and on the page.”

The event is jointly organized by leading poetry organizations—the Academy of American Poets, Poets House, Poetry Society of America, the Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y—along with Heaney’s American publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Cosponsors include Cave Canem Foundation, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, Irish Arts Center, Kundiman, the National Book Foundation, PEN American Center, the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, Poets & Writers, Symphony Space, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and Urban Word NYC.
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