Heaney shares his first impressions of Harvard University.
- Title Heaney in Harvard
- 1st Broadcast 06/06/1979
- ContributorProinsias Ó Conluain (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:33
- Material Type Audio
- Series title The Arts
- Clip title Harvard in the Snow
- Extended description
While creative writer in residence at Harvard University in 1979. Heaney was visited by RTÉ's Proinsias Ó Conluain. In this extract, Heaney shares his first impressions of the university. He says it's like being on a film set. Both Heaney and Ó Conluain are surprised and delighted by the availability of Irish provincial newspapers and the novelty of ATMS.
‘Heaney in Harvard’ was a special edition of ‘The Arts’. It was one of a number of programmes made by Proinsias Ó Conluain in America in 1979.
‘The Arts’ was an RTÉ radio series about poetry, music and literature. The first programme was broadcast on 7 February 1973 and featured poet John Montague introduced by Liam Miller. Other presenters included the poet Eavan Boland, who won a Jacob’s award in 1976 for her work on the show.
The accompanying image shows snow-covered trees in 1982. © RTÉ Archives 0730/035
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Education, Academia, United States, America, Harvard University, Proinsias Ó Conluain
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1979
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA0158
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)