Heaney talks about the poem 'Anything Can Happen', which was widely read following the destruction of the Twin Towers.
- Title Anything Can Happen
- 1st Broadcast 16/01/2007
- ContributorPáraic Breathnach (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:00
- Material Type Audio
- Series title The Eleventh Hour
- Clip title Shock and Awe
- Extended description
After receiving the T.S. Eliot prize for his collection 'District and Circle', Heaney talks about writing a version of the 2,000-year-old poem 'Anything Can Happen', which was widely read following the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York in 2001.
‘The Eleventh Hour’ was a radio arts and culture programme that went out late at night. It was presented by Páraic Breathnach. It began on 2 October 2006 and ended on 31 August 2007.
The accompanying image shows Seamus Heaney in his Sandymount home in 2009. The photographer was John Cooney. © RTÉ Archives 4215/100
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, T.S. Eliot Prize, District and Circle, Anything Can Happen, Twin Towers, 9/11, Páraic Breathnach
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 2007
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 5290099
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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