An evening of poetry and song in honor of the late Seamus Heaney. The Nobel Laureate, whose papers are housed at Emory’s Manuscript and Rare Books Library, was a longtime friend of the series, appearing as a reader only months before his death. The program included readings and remembrances by William Corbett, Vona Groarke, Belinda McKeon, Nick Laird, Tracy K. Smith, Natasha Trethewey, and Kevin Young. In addition, the Vega Quartet, joined by pianist Tim Whitehead and soprano Wanda Yang Temko, performed a series of musical compositions based on Heaney’s work.

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