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Favorite Poems:
In Tribute to Seamus Heaney

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Irish Arts Center and St. Ann’s Warehouse
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Favorite Poems:
In Tribute to Seamus Heaney

“For his readers, his books were events in our lives, monuments.” – The Guardian

Friday, November 15 | 8 pm

At St. Ann’s Warehouse
29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

 Favorite Poems is presented in association with Poetry Society of America and Poetry Ireland

Irish Arts Center and St. Ann’s Warehouse are honored to present a very special evening of Favorite Poems in tribute to the Irish poet, playwright and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. Seamus was deeply beloved by those who encountered him both on the page and in person. Please join poets and artists from Ireland and America who will honor one of the most important poets of the 20th and 21st centuries by reading from Seamus’ vast works.

Participants include actor Gabriel Byrne, playwright Enda Walsh, authors Alice McDermott, Colum McCann and Kevin Holohan, and poets Colette Bryce, Henri Cole, Mark Doty, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Marie Howe, Nick Laird, Conor O'Callaghan, Meghan O'Rourke, Elise Paschen, Matthew Sweeney, and Craig Morgan Teicher.






 

 



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Song List for Favorite Poems in Tribute to Seamus Heaney
Inspired by the eight songs Seamus said he would want with him on a deserted island

Paul Brady – “Arthur McBride”

Joe Heaney – “Roisin Dubh”

Luke Kelly/Dubliners – “Raglan Road”

Declan O’ Rourke – “Galileo”

Lisa Hannigan & the Chieftains – “My Lagan Love”

The Wailin’ Jennys – “The Parting Glass”

McGarrigle Sisters – “Hard Times Come Again No More”

Paul Brady – “The Lakes of Ponchartrain”

John McCormack – “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms”

Joni Mitchell – “Both Sides Now”

Planxty – “My Heart is Tonight In Ireland”

Iarla O’Lionaird  – “Taimse Im’ Clodladh”

Cat Power – “The Greatest”

David Hammond – “My Aunt Jane”

Gillian Welch – “April 14th Part 1”

Julie Feeney – “Just A Few Hours”

The Cake Sale (Gary Lightbody & Lisa Hannigan) – “Some Surprise”

Joe Heaney – “An Buinnean Bull”

Iris Dement – “Our Town”

Cara Dillon & Paul Brady – “Streets of Derry”

 

Readings from Favorite Poems in Tribute to Seamus Heaney

Intro: Gabriel Byrne IN A FIELD

1. Elise Paschen, BLACKBERRY PICKING

2. Meghan O'Rourke, MID-TERM BREAK

3. Colum McCann, MOSSBAWN (SUNLIGHT and DIGGING)

4. Colette Bryce, A SOFA IN THE FORTIES

5. Conor O'Callaghan, CLEARANCES #4

6. Alice McDermott, ST KEVIN & THE BLACKBIRD

7. Bernard O'Donoghue, AT THE WELLHEAD

8. Marie Howe, from SEEING THINGS

9. Matthew Sweeney, THE TOLLUND MAN

10. Nick Laird, STATION ISLAND Sec VII 

11. Kevin Holohan, SINGING SCHOOL #4 SUMMER 1969

12.  Henri Cole, OYSTERS

13. Craig Morgan Teicher, SQUARINGS

14. Mark Doty, from FROM THE REPUBLIC OF CONSCIENCE

15. Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, reading her own poem newly written for Seamus

16. Enda Walsh, CLEARANCES #3

17. Paul Muldoon, KEEPING GOING

 

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