Podcast | John Ward | Teach Me Now To Listen: A Retrospective on Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

In this episode we join John Ward at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenant’s Harbor for “Teach Me Now to Listen: A Retrospective on Seamus Heaney.” This talk was held on  April 9, 2014 as a Taste of the Humanities event.

Scholar John Ward, formerly of Centre College and Kenyon College, discusses the Irish poet whose death in 2013 was a blow to poets and literature lovers alike. He explores Heaney’s ranging subjects and styles, from personal and familial to political and cultural.

“He’s gone, and I feel an obligation to keep his voice and music alive to the degree that we can,” Ward says.