On the publication of 'Human Chain', Heaney talks about his 2006 stroke.
- Title Human Chain
- 1st Broadcast 03/09/2010
- ContributorPat Kenny (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:09
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Today with Pat Kenny
- Clip title A Brush with Mortality
- Extended description
On the publication of 'Human Chain', Heaney's twelfth and final collection of poetry, Pat Kenny asks him about the sense of mortality in the book. Heaney says he had a stroke four years ago and felt very lucky to be alive. He was returned to full health, but realised his life was too busy and cancelled a lot of events, which did him the world of good.
'Today with Pat Kenny' was a mid-morning current affairs magazine programme with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, in-depth features and consumer interest. 'Today with Pat Kenny' was presented by Pat Kenny and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One from the 1970s until 2013.
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Human Chain, Stroke, Pat Kenny
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 2010
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier RCD030910
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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