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Seamus Heaney was the pre-eminent Irish poet of his generation, writing in a lucid style which is often dazzling and never obscure. A highly visible international figure in the later twentieth century and beyond, he was famously described by Robert Lowell as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats." As well as his best-selling poetry volumes he published reviews, criticism, and dramatic writing. Bibliographic Citation link.
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13 April 1939 SH, Irish poet, was born at Mossbawn, a farm in Derry, Northern Ireland, the eldest of nine children.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By late June 1975 In his next poetry collection, North, SH confronted in poem after poem the dreadful situation of Ulster's sectarian strife.  Bibliographic Citation link.
2 September 2010 SH published his final poetry collection, Human Chain, with his usual publishers, Faber. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 August 2013 SH died in the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin; he had suffered a fall the day before. Bibliographic Citation link.
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