Seamus Heaney, died August 30th 2013 aged 74. Our homage to Séamus Heaney is a tribute to one of the greatest contemporary poets. He has been described as the most important poet since Yeats. He is considered the keeper of language, of Irish codes and the essence of Irish people. But as a universal poet he gave poetry to everyone. He was a great poet with a great popular following. He was also a distinguished academic, critic, translator and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. During the evening, poet and professor Jim Miele will read part of his translation into modern English of Beowulf.As a man, 'he was a man who was loved', a person of great generosity who only spoke good of others, with a gift for laughter and friendship. He saw his own poetry as 'a quarrel with himself'. Irish poet Louis Ryan, expert on Heaney's work, will give an inspiring talk interspersed with his poems.
Pipers Tomeu Marroig 'Piu' (http://bocfolk.bandcamp.com/) and Sebastià Aguiló will play at intervals during the evening and also Jos Gayà, music therapist, will play the Irish low whistle.Other people will contribute by reading some of Heaney's poems.
All of this will take place in the outstanding beautiful setting of Can Monroig in Inca.
VELADA SOBRE SEAMUS HEANEY EN CAN MONROIG
Como persona, 'fue un hombre amado', de gran generosidad, quien sólo tenía buenas palabras para los demás, con un gran don de la amistad y de saber reír. Seamus Heaney veía su propia poesía como una 'lucha consigo mismo'. El poeta irlandés Louis Ryan, experto en la obra de Heaney, dará una charla intercalada con varios de sus poemas.
Los gaiteros Tomeu Marroig 'Piu' (http://bocfolk.bandcamp.com/) y Sebastià Aguiló y el musicoterapeuta Jos Gaya (Irish low whistle) nos deleitarán con su música durante la lectura poética. Y, por su puesto, varios de los asistentes contribuiran con la lectura de poemas de Heaney.