Friday, October 8, 2010
As it turns out, a novelist, not a poet, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, so there goes that Poetry Friday post idea.
On the other hand, Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Laureate, has just won the Forward Prize for his twelfth poetry collection, Human Chain. You can hear him read from several of his poems, including the beautiful "Mossbawn Sunlight," here.
And you can see him read, in a video from 2002.
(I tried to embed the video, but the code didn't work, so this post has wound up with less visual interest than I had hoped for. Go to the reading anyway.)
Poetry is, after all, the word-hoard meant to be heard.
Thanks to Carol's Corner for hosting Poetry Friday this week.