This just in: R.I.P. Seamus Heaney (1 Viewer)


“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
It being the holiday weekend, and we're getting out early, I shall raise a tall frosty one at around 4pm to quench the deep & gorgeous thirst.
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Of the "modern" poets beside Buk, I found Seamus Heaney and Joseph Brodsky to have the most to say. Of course, one could add Ann Menebroker, Diane Wakoski, and a few others into that category.

I would also add Nazim Hikmet into the category of important words, but he's probably of an earlier genre, and the translations are hard to ignore in terms of what the original words are worth.
Yevtushenko's still around, but I agree that he stands out. I just forgot to list him. But the translation issue is a question, as it is with Brodsky, which I neglected to mention.


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Heaney was a good poet so as 2 other nobel prize of literature winners, Murray and Szymborska.

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