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100 Poems

100 Poems

Doug says: Notice how this posthumous collection of Heaney's appears to be in a resurgence. What Is the appeal? Known for dark lyrics about the "troubles" in Northern Ireland, he planned this collection of poems before his death. They are truly a balm for the heart.


Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this himself, and no other edition exists that has such a broad range, drawing from the first to the last of his prizewinning collections. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, and will discover new favorites. It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching far and wide, for now and for years to come.