Monday, Nov 11, 7:00pm
New York, NY
A MEMORIAL READING FOR SEAMUS HEANEY
Poets Frank Bidart, Sven Birkerts, Eavan Boland, Lucie Brock-Broido, Greg Delanty, Jonathan Galassi, Eamon Grennan, Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, Atsuro Riley, Tom Sleigh, Tracy K. Smith, Jean Valentine, Anne Waldman, and Kevin Young, and novelist Colm Tóibín will gather at Cooper Union for a public tribute to the beloved and world-renowned poet Seamus Heaney, who passed away on August 30, 2013, at the age of 74. Each will read a favorite Heaney poem and Irish pipes will be played. Singer Paul Simon will make a special guest appearance.
Seamus was a member of the ALSCW; he and his wife Marie gave money to support the Association.
The event is free and open to the public.
The doors will open at 6:15.
The Great Hall
30 Cooper Square