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TORONTO – Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – Seamus Heaney, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature ‘for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth’, was honoured with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s 2012 Lifetime Recognition Award at this evening’s Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings event. Trustee Robin Robertson paid tribute to Seamus Heaney and presented him with his award …
About The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry
The Griffin Trust was founded in April 2000 by Chairman Scott Griffin, along with Trustees Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje, Robin Robertson and David Young. In 2004 Carolyn Forché was named a Trustee and joined the list of internationally acclaimed writers who sit on the board of The Griffin Trust.
See and Hear Poetry
Enjoy poetry excerpts from The Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poets.
Read, watch and listen to Robin Roberston read A Kite for Aibhín from “Human Chain” by Seamus Heaney.
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The following are links to other websites with information about poet Seamus Heaney.