Heaney is asked if he feels conscripted to writing about Northern Ireland.
- Title The Arts: Seamus Heaney on His Work
- 1st Broadcast 09/07/1974
- ContributorEavan Boland (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:55
- Material Type Audio
- Series title The Arts
- Clip title "All This Is Part of Me"
- Extended description
This interview with Seamus Heaney was recorded in 1974, a year of political unrest and violent conflict due to the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive and the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. Eavan Boland asks the poet if he feels conscripted to writing about the political situation in Northern Ireland.
‘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 Seamus Heaney on RTÉ Television's books programme 'Folio' in 1983. © RTÉ Archives 3031/008
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Northern Ireland, Troubles, Eavan Boland
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1974
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA3066
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
"All This Is Part of Me"
Broadcast - 09/07/1974
Clip Length - 00:04:55
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