Taking Heaney’s manuscripts, drafts, notebooks, diaries and letters as its starting point, the exhibition brings visitors on a journey through the poet’s life in writing, offering a glimpse into his creative process and revealing the internal and external forces that shaped his work.
In addition to the archive material (much of it unpublished), the exhibition draws together photographs, readings, video footage, original artworks, interactive displays and personal artefacts – including Heaney’s own writing desk – to create a multi-sensory, immersive experience.
Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again was curated by Professor Geraldine Higgins of Emory University, and is a partnership project between the National Library of Ireland, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Bank of Ireland. Read Geraldine Higgins’ account of curating the exhibition here.
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