Border Literatures: Seamus Heaney's Opened Ground Poems

The Border Literatures series has been co-curated by the National Library and Professor Nicholas Allen, in  association with the Willson Centre for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia.

Border Literatures will share diverse literary perspectives on the experience of living in, crossing through, and reflecting on the century that has passed since the partition of the island of Ireland. It will reflect on how ideas of the border find their way into Irish literature as boundaries, markers, departures and returns.  

Through book reading and conversation, the series will explore how writers have shaped these ideas from their individual perspectives, in order to experience a range of literary representations of the border, from the historical to the contemporary. 

On Wednesday 16 February, join Stephen O’Neill and Maria Johnston in conversation about Seamus Heaney's Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996. Moderated by Gail McConnell.