Seamus Heaney passed away August 30 in Dublin, Ireland. An accomplished and beloved poet, Seamus was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1995. Most of us discovered him with his translation of Beowulf (2000), which is widely and universally used in English literature courses. He was known as a man of peace, humor, gentleness, and reconciliation. He will be missed.
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