Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Celebration of literary colossus Seamus Heaney is so fitting

Seamus Heaney’s canon will be celebrated at The Poetry House this weekend

It is fitting that Queen's University should be holding a four-day conference to celebrate the life and work of Northern Ireland's greatest modern poet, Seamus Heaney.

He was a graduate of the university, a lecturer there, and has a literature centre at Queen's named after him.

He was a man who brought great honour to the university as well as to Northern Ireland, and whose contribution to literature here will last throughout history. He was a literary colossus and it is right that the world should be invited here to celebrate his life and work.

Congratulations to Queen's for issuing that invitation.

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