Gregory Fitz Gerald
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Seamus Heaney opens this interview, recorded on January 26, 1984, with a reading of his poem "Digging." He discusses growing up in Ulster, Northern Ireland as a Catholic in a hostile political and cultural climate. Heaney discusses Irish poetry, culture, and tradition as well as writing in English rather than his native Irish.
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Heaney, Seamus; Heyen, William; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; and Ingersoll, Earl G., "Seamus Heaney: 01-26-1984" (1984). Writers Forum Videos. Video 46.