Seamus Heaney


Poetry (a selection)
Eleven Poems. Belfast : Festival Publications, Queen’s University, 1965
Death of a Naturalist. London : Faber, 1966
A Lough Neagh Sequence. Didsbury, Manchester : Phoenix Pamphlets Poets Press, 1969
Boy Driving His Father to Confession. Farnham, Surrey : Sceptre Press, 1970 (150 numbered copies)
Night Drive. Crediton, Devon : Richard Gilbertson, 1970
Servant Boy. Detroit : Red Hanrahan Press, 1971
Wintering Out. London : Faber, 1972
Stations. Belfast : Ulsterman Publications, 1975
North. London : Faber, 1975
Bog Poems : London : Rainbow Press, 1975
After Summer. Old Deerfield, Mass.: Deerfield Press / Dublin: Gallery Press, 1978
Field Work. London : Faber, 1979
Gravities : a Collection of Poems and Drawings. Newcastle upon Tyne : Charlotte Press, 1979
Hedge School : Sonnets from Glanmore. Salem, Ore.: C. Seluzichi, 1979
Selected Poems 1965-1975. London : Faber, 1980
An Open Letter. Derry : Field Day, 1983
Hailstones. Dublin : Gallery Press, 1984
Station Island. London : Faber, 1984
The Haw Lantern. Faber, 1987
New Selected Poems 1966-1987. London : Faber, 1990
The Tree Clock. Belfast : Linen Hall Library, 1990
Seeing Things. London : Faber, 1991
Keeping Going. Concord, N.H. : Bow and Arrow Press, 1993
The Spirit Level. Faber, 1996
Opened Ground : poems, 1966-1996. Faber, 1998
Electric Light. London : Faber, 2001
District and Circle. London : Faber, 2006
Human Chain. London : Faber, 2010
Prose, essays (a selection)
The Fire i’ the Flint : Reflections on the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. London : Oxford University Press, 1975
Preoccupations : Selected Prose 1968-1978. London : Faber 1980
The Government of the Tongue. London : Faber 1988
The Place of Writing. Atlanta : Scholars Press, 1989
The Redress of Poetry : Oxford lectures. London : Faber 1995
Crediting Poetry : the Nobel lecture. London : Faber, 1995
Finders Keepers : Selected Prose, 1971-2001. London : Faber, 2002
Sweeney Astray : a Version From the Irish by Seamus Heaney. London : Faber, 1984
The Cure at Troy : a version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1991
The Midnight Verdict. Old Castle : Gallery Books, 1993
Beowulf : a New Translation. London : Faber, 1999
The Burial at Thebes : a Version of Sophocles’ Antigone. New York : Farrar, Straus, 2004
Critical studies (a selection)
Morrison, Blake, Seamus Heaney. London : Methuen, 1982
The Art of Seamus Heaney. Edited and introduced by Tony Curtis. Bridgend : Poetry Wales, 1982
Seamus Heaney. Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1986
Foster, Thomas C., Seamus Heaney. Boston : Twayne, 1989
Hart, Henry, Seamus Heaney : Poet of Contrary Progressions. Syracuse University Press, 1992
Parker, Michael, Seamus Heaney : the Making of the Poet. Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1993
Critical Essays on Seamus Heaney. Edited by Robert F. Garratt. New York : G.K. Hall, 1995
Seamus Heaney. Edited by Michael Allen. Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1997
Vendler, Helen, Seamus Heaney. London : HarperCollins, 1998
Corcoran, Neil, The Poetry of Seamus Heaney : a critical study. London : Faber, 1998
Gilsenan Nordin, Irene, Crediting Marvels in Seamus Heaney’s Seeing Things. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 1999
Tobin, Daniel, Passage to the Center : Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney. University Press of Kentucky, 1999
Heaney, Seamus, Seamus Heaney in Conversation with Karl Miller. London : Between The Lines, 2000
O’Brien, Eugene, Seamus Heaney : Creating Irelands of the Mind. Dublin : Liffey Press, 2002
O’Brien, Eugene, Seamus Heaney and the Place of Writing. University Press of Florida, 2002
Finn, Christine, Past Poetic : Archaeology and the Poetry of W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney. London : Duckworth, 2004
Seamus Heaney : Poet, Critic, Translator / edited by Ashby Bland Crowder and Jason David Hall. – Basingstoke : Palgrav Macmillan, 2007
Wilson, Michiko Niikuni, The marginal world of Oe Kenzaburo : a study in themes and techniques. – Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe, 1986
Brandes, Rand, & Durkan, Michael J., Seamus Heaney : a bibliography (1959-2003). London : Faber, 2008
O’Driscoll, Dennis, Stepping stones : interviews with Seamus Heaney. London : Faber, 2008
Hall, Jason David, Seamus Heaney’s Rhythmic Contract. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

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