04: America

In 1970 Seamus Heaney was offered a one-year position as visiting lecturer at the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Seamus Heaney took his family with him and began a long-lasting relationship with America. From 1981, Heaney spent part of every year teaching at Harvard University and was appointed to one of its most prestigious offices, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory.