Harvard in the Snow

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Heaney shares his first impressions of Harvard University.

  • Title
    Heaney in Harvard
  • 1st Broadcast
    06/06/1979
  • Contributor
    Proinsias 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.

  • Information

    ‘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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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