HEANEY, Seamus. The Blackbird’s Nest. An anthology of poetry from Queen’s University Belfast edited by Frank Ormsby with a foreword by Seamus Heaney and an afterword by Ciaran Carson.


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Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 2006. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. xxi, 151, [1]. Quarter maroon chocolate brown leatherette on cream paper boards, title in gilt along spine; maroon endpapers. Limited edition. No. 52 of 250 copies, signed by Frank Ormsby, Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson. A fine copy in fine slipcase.
Queen’s University Belfast was at the heart of the remarkable flowering of poetry in Northern Ireland in the 1960s, a flowering that saw poet graduates such as Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon take Irish poetry to an international audience. Beginning with Helen Waddell. the anthology gathers together those poets who have helped to nurture poetry at the university, including John Hewitt, Philip Larkin, Michael Longley, and Medbh McGuckian, as well as the many other poets, whether former graduates or members of staff, who have made a vital contribution to the development of poetry at Queen’s.

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