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Haw Lantern

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Widely praised on its first publication in 1987, The Haw Lantern ventured into new imaginative territory with poems exploring the theme of loss--including a celebrated sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother--joined by meditations on the conscience of the writer and exercises in an allegorical vein.ical vein.

Human Chain

Paperback, 02/06/2011, £10.99
Elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, inside an intently remembered present - the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered. This title broaches larger questions of transmission, as lifelines to the inherited past.

100 Poems

Hardback, 28/06/2018, £10.99
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. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.

Opened Ground

Paperback, 07/09/1998, £18.99
This volume is a much-needed new selection of Seamus Heaney's work, taking account of recent volumes and of the author's work as a translator, and offering a more generous choice from previous volumes.


Paperback, 02/10/2000, £10.99
Composed towards the end of the first millennium of our era, the Anglo-Saxon poem "Beowulf" is a Northern epic and a classic of European literature. In this new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is true, line by line, to the original poem.

Death of a Naturalist

Paperback, 06/04/2006, £10.99
Reissues Seamus Heaney's collection, which on its appearance in 1966 won the Cholmondeley Award, the E C Gregory Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

Death of a Naturalist

Hardback, 21/01/2016, £12.99
Featuring lyrical and descriptive powers, this book marked the auspicious debut of one of the century's finest poets.

District And Circle

Paperback, 05/10/2006, £10.99
Starts 'in an age of bare hands and cast iron' and ends 'as the automatic lock/clunks shut' in the eerie conditions of a menaced twentieth-first century. This book includes a number of prose poems and translations. It offers resistance as the poet gathers his staying powers and stands his ground in the hiding places of love and excited language.

District And Circle

Paperback, 03/11/2011, £9.99
Including a number of prose poems and translations, this book offers resistance as the poet gathers his staying powers and stands his ground in the hiding places of love and excited language.

Field Work: Faber Modern Classics

Paperback, 02/02/2017, £9.99
From his remarkable debut in 1966, Seamus Heaney pioneered the poetry of our times across five decades of cultural and political change, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. This collection contains some of his best-loved poems, 'Oysters', 'Casualty', 'The Otter', 'The Strand at Lough Beg', and 'The Skunk'.

Field work

Paperback, 10/01/1998, £10.99
A collection of elegies and love poems, and a short sonnet sequence which concentrates on such themes as: the individual's responsibility for his own choices, the artist's commitment to his vocation, the vulnerability of all in the face of circumstance and death.


Paperback, 01/03/2007, £12.99
Composed between the seventh and tenth centuries, this work is the narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. It is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and living on in the exhausted aftermath.