Heaney talks about how poetry can move beyond a personal response to having a broader effect.
- Title The View Presents Seamus Heaney
- 1st Broadcast 18/04/2006
- ContributorJohn Kelly (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:02
- Material Type Video
- Series title The View Presents
- Clip title "If One Other Reader Reads It, That's the Beginning of a Sharing"
- Extended description
In conversation with John Kelly, Heaney talks about how poetry can move beyond a personal response to having a broader effect. As one of the few poets who has a large audience, Kelly asks if he feels there is an obligation placed on him by society to speak up. In reply, Heaney quotes the hurler Christy Ring to demonstrate the importance of a writer staying focused on the work and not being distracted.
‘The View Presents’ was a separate strand of ‘The View’ consisting of occasional special interviews with artists.
‘The View’ was a weekly television arts programme presented by John Kelly with a panel of reviewers discussing the latest books, films, art exhibitions, music and theatre. It began on 9 January 2001 and ended on 13 December 2011.
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Christy Ring, John Kelly
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2006
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier PXD6/01485
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)