Shock and Awe

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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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
  • Contributor
    Páraic 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.

  • Information

    ‘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
  • 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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