The Hastings Room
Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading
And that moment when the bird sings very close
To the music of what happens… — “Song” S.H.
Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 7:00pm
First Church Congregationalist
11 Garden Street, near Harvard Square
Greg Delanty and Tomas O’Leary
|Greg Delanty ( Left) Seamus Heaney ( Right)|
Greg Delanty’s latest book of poems is Book Seventeen from LSU Pres. Other recent books are Loosestrife, Fomite Press; The Word Exchange, Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, WW Norton; and his Collected Poems 1986-2006, Oxford Poets—Carcanet Press. He is anthologized widely and has received many awards, most recently a Guggenheim for poetry. He is Poet in Residence at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont. For further details view his website: gregdelanty.com
Tomas O'Leary is one of Cambridge’s most beloved local poets. His book In the Wellspring of the Ear, a "new and selected," is just out from Lynx House Press. His previous volumes of poetry include Fool at the Funeral, The Devil Take a Crooked House, and A Prayer for Everyone.
My sons, alive and well, have never met
the old man who was father to their old man,
the mythic fish who barely missed their net.
He’s theirs, though, surely as he’s mine.
“My Father, My Sons” T.O.