The Literary Legacy of Seamus Heaney (2014)
The O.B. Hardison Poetry Series event The Literary Legacy of Seamus Heaney was held in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre on April 7, 2014. Seamus Heaney was called “the most important Irish poet since W.B. Yeats” by Robert Lowell. Heaney was an honorary member of The Folger Poetry Board and the inaugural poet for the Folger Poetry Board Reading in 1991. The Folger Shakespeare Library honored his 2013 passing with a reading celebrating the acclaimed poet, translator, playwright, and lecturer. Poets for the evening included Eamon Grennan, Paula Meehan, Frank Bidart, Bernard O'Donoghue and Jane Hirschfield. Mary Kinzie's The Cure of Poetry in an Age of Prose which reflects upon the role of poets, is available online at the Folger Gift Shop.