Former US Poet Laureate opens the ‘In Conversation’ series from Seamus Heaney HomePlace
Tracy K Smith, United States Poet Laureate (2017-2019), is to open a new virtual ‘in conversation’ programme at Seamus Heaney HomePlace this month (from 22 February) which features Pulitzer Prize winners and three Booker longlisted authors.
Taught by Seamus Heaney at Harvard, the Pulitzer prize-winner and author of four acclaimed collections, will be discussing her work with Daljit Nagra, poet in residence at BBC Radio 4, in the first of six online events.
‘For air and friendly talk’ is a series featuring writers in conversation, the title inspired by the poem ‘Twice Shy’ where Seamus Heaney recalls a riverside walk with his wife Marie in the early stages of their courtship. It will feature some of Ireland’s foremost novelists—Colum McCann, Donal Ryan and Kevin Barry along with writer Cathy Rentzenbrink and another Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon.
Leading the discussions will be the journalist and writer John Self, writer Jan Carson, broadcaster John Kelly, Emma Warnock and Paula Shields.
‘For air and friendly talk’ will be a collection of pre-recorded virtual events published over a six week schedule. Tickets can be purchased from February 5th, with each individual event available for a limited time only.
Please see http://seamusheaneyhome.com/ for more details.