Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney- Digging

          himself as poet in relation to dad and grandpa dig at earth

o   going/ digging back

          potatoes: potato famine; population decimation

          digging and throwing up Ireland’s past

          tension and hatred between Ireland and England

          highly personal and political

          accessible, easy to read an listen to

          his experience of writing, his responsibility to family

          his pen = gun

          his ax = syntax

          his weapons of choice

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