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SEAMUS HEANEY: Collected Poems (15 CDs)

A unique 15 CD box set of Seamus Heaney reading his 11 poetry collections in their entirety.

 

Get Your Irish Literature – Direct from Ireland!

 

Author: Seamus Heaney

Title: Collected Poems

Read by: The AUTHOR

Label:  RTE AudioBooks

Cat #: RTECD255

Format: 15 CDs (Unabridged)

 

Item is Brand New & Factory Sealed

 

About

Seamus Heaney turned 70 years old on April 17, 2009. To mark the occasion, RTE and the Lannan Foundation partnered to sponsor the release of a new CD set which would feature every poem in the 11 collections thus far  printed by Heaney and read by the poet himself. Altogether, there are a total of 15 CDs in the set. It was released for sale in the U.K.and Ireland on May 7th. As yet, it is not available in the U.S. but can be obtained by Heaney enthusiats by ordering it from sellers overseas.

The CD set does not include Heaney's translations, however, and therefore even excludes some of the extracts of which that were included in "Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966-1996". The following is a list of the 11 collections that are included:

"Death of a Naturalist"
"Door Into the Dark"
"Wintering Out"
"North"
"Field Work"
"Station Island"
"The Haw Lantern"
"Seeing Things"
"The Spirit Level"
"Electric Light"
"District and Circle"

As you can see, the work is presented in the order in which it was originally printed. Heaney's deep tones of soft Irish brogue are soothing to the ear and easily showcase the musicality of the poems. Largely due to his tendency to hyphenate words, the poems have a tripping, light play on his tongue that is pleasing. Sometimes, however, his accent is sufficiently heavy that words almost slur and melt into each other (a problem I unfortunately share when attempting to read) and if one is not already familiar with the poem then repeated listening may be required to hash out certain phrases.

 

As far as I know, this is the first time a poet has released his (or her) entire ouevre on audio and read by his (or her)self. Thus history is made. The timing for the venture could not have been better.

 

Poetry is finally beginning to stand up for itself against so-called pop culture, having been excluded therefrom in every way except in actual practice. Ventures such as this will help the public realise what they have refused to admit until now- that poetry is as important to any given culture's psyche as is it's music, art, and folktales. Indeed, it is the very stuff of life, as Heaney has spent a whole career proving by basing his work firmly on memories of rural Ireland in the not-so-distant past.

This is a most remarkable audio collection and surely will herald many like it in future. Truly, this is a worthy showcase for the work of a master who may be reaching the popularity of a modern-day Yeats. - Yahoo

 

Complete Track Listing:

Disc 1: Death of a Naturalist - 1966

1. Digging
2. Death of a Naturalist
3. The Barn
4. An Advancement of Learning
5. Blackberry-Picking
6. Churning Day
7. The Early Purges
8. Follower
9. Ancestral Photograph
10. Mid-Term Break
11. Dawn Shoot
12. At a Potato Digging i
13. At a Potato Digging ii
14. At a Potato Digging iii
15. At a Potato Digging iv
16. For the Commander of the 'Eliza'
17. The Diviner
18. Turkeys Observed
19. Cow in Calf
20. Trout
21. Waterfall
22. Docker
23. Poor Women in a City Church
24. Gravities
25. Twice Shy
26. Valediction
27. Lovers on Aran
28. Poem
29. Honeymoon Flight
30. Scaffolding
31. Storm on the Island
32. Synge on Aran
33. Saint Francis and the Birds
34. In Small Townlands
35. The Folk Singers
36. The Play Way
37. Personal Helicon

 

Disc 2: Door into the Dark - 1969

1. Night-Piece
2. Gone
3. Dream
4. The Outlaw
5. The Salmon Fisher to the Salmon
6. The Forge
7. Thatcher
8. The Peninsula
9. In Gallarus Oratory
10. Girls Bathing, Galway, 1965
11. Requiem for the Croppies
12. Rite of Spring
13. Undine
14. The Wife's Tale
15. Mother
16. Cana Revisited
17. Elegy for a Still-born Child
18. Victorian Guitar
19. Night Drive
20. At Ardboe Point
21. Relic of Memory
22. A Lough Neagh Sequence 1. Up the Shore
23. A Lough Neagh Sequence 2. Beyond Sargasso
24. A Lough Neagh Sequence 3. Bait
25. A Lough Neagh Sequence 4. Setting
26. A Lough Neagh Sequence 5. Lifting
27. A Lough Neagh Sequence 6. The Return
28. A Lough Neagh Sequence 7. Vision
29. The Given Note
30. Whinlands
31. The Plantation
32. Shoreline
33. Bann Clay
34. Bogland

 

Disc 3: Wintering Out - 1972

1. For David Hammond and Michael Longley
2. Fodder
3. Bog Oak
4. Anahorish
5. Servant Boy
6. The Last Mummer
7. Land
8. Gifts of Rain
9. Toome
10. Broagh
11. Oracle
12. The Backward Look
13. Traditions
14. A New Song
15. The Other Side
16. The Wool Trade
17. Linen Town
18. A Northern Hoard 1. Roots
19. A Northern Hoard 2. No Man's Land
20. A Northern Hoard 3. Stump
21. A Northern Hoard 4. No Sanctuary
22. A Northern Hoard 5. Tinder
23. Midnight
24. The Tollund man
25. Nerthus
26. Cairn-maker
27. Navvy
28. Veteran's Dream
29. Augury
30. Wedding Day
31. Mother of the Groom
32. Summer Home
33. Serenades
34. Somnambulist
35. A Winter's Tale
36. Shore Woman
37. Maighdean Mara
38. Limbo
39. Bye-Child
40. Good-night
41. First Calf
42. May
43. Fireside
44. Dawn
45. Travel
46. Westering

 

Disc 4: North - 1975

1. Mossbawn: Two Poems in Dedication to Mary Heaney 1. Sunlight
2. Mossbawn: Two Poems in Dedication to Mary Heaney 2. The Seed
3. Antaeus
4. Belderg
5. Funeral Rites
6. North
7. Viking Dublin: Trial Pieces
8. The Digging Skeleton
9. Bone Dreams i
10. Bone Dreams ii
11. Bone Dreams iii
12. Bone Dreams iv
13. Bone Dreams v
14. Bone Dreams vi
15. Come to the Bower
16. Bog Queen
17. The Grauballe Man
18. Punishment
19. Strange Fruit
20. Kinship i
21. Kinship ii
22. Kinship iii
23. Kinship iv
24. Kinship v
25. Kinship vi
26. Ocean's Love to Ireland
27. Aisling
28. Act of Union
29. The Betrothal of Cavehill
30. Hercules and Antaeus
31. The Unacknowledged Legislator's Dream
32. Whatever You Say Say Nothing i
33. Whatever You Say Say Nothing ii
34. Whatever You Say Say Nothing iii
35. Whatever You Say Say Nothing iv
36. Freedman
37. Singing School (Epigraphs)
38. Singing School 1. The Ministry of Fear
39. Singing School 2. A Constable Calls
40. Singing School 3. Orange Drums, Tyrone, 1966
41. Singing School 4. Summer 1969
42. Singing School 5. Fosterage
43. Singing School 6. Exposure

 

Disc 5: Field Work - 1979

1. Oysters
2. Triptych I After a Killing
3. Triptych II Sibyl
4. Triptych III At the Water's Edge
5. The Toome Road
6. A Drink of Water
7. The Strand at Lough Beg
8. A Postcard from North Antrim
9. Casualty
10. The Badgers
11. The Singer's House
12. The Guttural Muse
13. In Memoriam Sean O'Riada
14. Elegy
15. Glanmore Sonnets I
16. Glanmore Sonnets II
17. Glanmore Sonnets III
18. Glanmore Sonnets IV
19. Glanmore Sonnets V
20. Glanmore Sonnets VI
21. Glanmore Sonnets VII
22. Glanmore Sonnets VIII
23. Glanmore Sonnets IX
24. Glanmore Sonnets X
25. September Song
26. An Afterwards
27. High Summer
28. The Otter
29. The Skunk
30. Homecomings
31. A Dream of Jealousy
32. Polder
33. Field Work I
34. Field Work II
35. Field Work III
36. Field Work IV
37. Song
38. Leavings
39. The Harvest Bow
40. In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge
41. Ugolino

 

Disc 6: Station Island - 1984 (disc one)

PART ONE

1. The Underground
2. La Toilette
3. Sloe Gin
4. Away from it All
5. Chekhov on Sakhalin
6. Sandstone Keepsake
7. Shelf Life 1. Granite Chip
8. Shelf Life 2. Old Smoothing Iron
9. Shelf Life 3. Old Pewter
10. Shelf Life 4. Iron Spike
11. Shelf Life 5. Stone from Delphi
12. Shelf Life 6. A Snowshoe
13. A Migration
14. Last Look
15. Remembering Malibu
16. Making Strange
17. The Birthplace
18. Changes
19. An Ulster Twilight
20. A Bat on the Road
21. A Hazel Stick for Catherine Ann
22. A Kite for Michael and Christopher
23. The Railway Children
24. Sweetpea
25. An Aisling in the Burren
26. Widgeon
27. Sheelagh na Gig
28. The Loaning
29. The Sandpit 1. 1946
30. The Sandpit 2. The Demobbed Bricklayer
31. The Sandpit 3. The Sand Boom
32. The Sandpit 4. What the Brick Keeps
33. The King of the Ditchbacks I
34. The King of the Ditchbacks II
35. The King of the Ditchbacks III

 

Disc 7: Station Island - 1984 (disc two)

PART TWO - STATION ISLAND

1. Station Island I
2. Station Island II
3. Station Island III
4. Station Island IV
5. Station Island V
6. Station Island VI
7. Station Island VII
8. Station Island VIII
9. Station Island IX
10. Station Island X
11. Station Island XI
12. Station Island XII


PART THREE - SWEENEY REDIVIVUS

13. The First Gloss
14. Sweeney Redivivus
15. Unwinding
16. In the Beech
17. The First Kingdom
18. The First Flight
19. Drifting Off
20. Alerted
21. The Cleric
22. The Hermit
23. The Master
24. The Scribes
25. A Waking Dream
26. In the Chestnut Tree
27. Sweeney's Returns
28. Holly
29. An Artist
30. The Old Icons
31. In Illo Tempore
32. On the Road

 

Disc 8: The Haw Lantern - 1987

1. Alphabets
2. Terminus
3. From the Frontier of Writing
4. The Haw Lantern
5. The Stone Grinder
6. A Daylight Art
7. Parable Island
8. From the Republic of Conscience
9. Hailstones
10. Two Quick Notes
11. The Stone Verdict
12. From the Land of the Unspoken
13. A Ship of Death
14. The Spoonbait
15. In Memoriam: Robert Fitzgerald
16. The Old Team
17. Clearances: In Memoriam M.K.H.
18. Clearances 1
19. Clearances 2
20. Clearances 3
21. Clearances 4
22. Clearances 5
23. Clearances 6
24. Clearances 7
25. Clearances 8
26. The Milk Factory
27. The Summer of Lost Rachel
28. The Wishing Tree
29. A Postcard from Iceland
30. A Peacock's Feather
31. Grotus and Coventina
32. Holding Course
33. The Song of the Bullets
34. Wolfe Tone
35. A Shooting Script
36. From the Canton of Expectation
37. The Mud Vision
38. The Disappearing Island
39. The Riddle

 

Disc 9: Seeing Things - 1991 (disc one)

1. The Golden Bough


PART I

2. The Journey Back
3. Markings
4. Three Drawings 1. The Point
5. Three Drawings 2. The Pulse
6. Three Drawings 3. A Haul
7. Casting and Gathering
8. Man and Boy
9. Seeing Things I
10. Seeing Things II
11. Seeing Things III
12. The Ash Plant
13. 1.1.87
14. An August Night
15. Field of Vision
16. The Pitchfork
17. A Basket of Chestnuts
18. The Biretta
19. The Settle Bed
20. The Schoolbag
21. Glanmore Revisited 1. Scrabble
22. Glanmore Revisited 2. The Cot
23. Glanmore Revisited 3. Scene Shifts
24. Glanmore Revisited 4. 1973
25. Glanmore Revisited 5. Lustral Sonnet
26. Glanmore Revisited 6. Bedside Reading
27. Glanmore Revisited 7. The Skylight
28. A Pillowed Head
29. A Royal Prospect
30. A Retrospect
31. The Rescue
32. Wheels within Wheels
33. The Sounds of Rain
34. Fosterling

 

Disc 10: Seeing Things - 1991 (disc two)


PART II - SQUARINGS

Lightenings

1. Lightenings i
2. Lightenings ii
3. Lightenings iii
4. Lightenings iv
5. Lightenings v
6. Lightenings vi
7. Lightenings vii
8. Lightenings viii
9. Lightenings ix
10. Lightenings x
11. Lightenings xi
12. Lightenings xii


2: Settings

13. Settings xiii
14. Settings xiv
15. Settings xv
16. Settings xvi
17. Settings xvii
18. Settings xviii
19. Settings xix
20. Settings xx
21. Settings xxi
22. Settings xxii
23. Settings xxiii
24. Settings xxiv


3: Crossings

25. Crossings xxv
26. Crossings xxvi
27. Crossings xxvii
28. Crossings xxviii
29. Crossings xxix
30. Crossings xxx
31. Crossings xxxi
32. Crossings xxxii
33. Crossings xxxiii
34. Crossings xxxiv
35. Crossings xxxv
36. Crossings xxxvi


4. Squarings

37. Squarings xxxvii
38. Squarings xxxviii
39. Squarings xxxix
40. Squarings xl
41. Squarings xli
42. Squarings xlii
43. Squarings xliii
44. Squarings xliv
45. Squarings xlv
46. Squarings xlvi
47. Squarings xlvii
48. Squarings xlviii
49. The Crossing

 

Disc 11: The Spirit Level - 1996 (disc one)

1. The Rain Stick
2. To a Dutch Potter in Ireland 1.
3. To a Dutch Potter in Ireland 2. After Liberation
4. A Brigid's Girdle
5. Mint
6. A Sofa in the Forties
7. Keeping Going
8. Two Lorries
9. Damson
10. Weighing In
11. St Kevin and the Blackbird
12. The Flight Path 1
13. The Flight Path 2
14. The Flight Path 3
15. The Flight Path 4
16. The Flight Path 5
17. The Flight Path 6
18. An Invocation
19. Mycenae Lookout 1. The Watchman's War
20. Mycenae Lookout 2. Cassandra
21. Mycenae Lookout 3. His Dawn Vision
22. Mycenae Lookout 4. The Nights
23. Mycenae Lookout 5. The Reverie of Water

 

Disc 12: The Spirit Level - 1996 (disc two)

1. The First Words
2. The Gravel Walks
3. Whitby-sur-Moyola
4. The Thimble
5. The Butter-Print
6. Remembered Columns
7. 'Poet's Chair'
8. The Swing
9. The Poplar
10. Two Stick Drawings (1)
11. Two Stick Drawings (2)
12. A Call
13. The Errand
14. A Dog Was Crying Tonight in Wicklow Also
15. M.
16. An Architect
17. The Sharping Stone
18. The Strand
19. The Walk
20. At the Wellhead
21. At Banagher
22. Tollund
23. Postscript

 

Disc 13: Electric Light - 2001 (disc one)

I

1. At Toomebridge
2. Perch
3. Lupins
4. Out of the Bag I
5. Out of the Bag II
6. Out of the Bag III
7. Out of the Bag IV
8. Bann Valley Eclogue
9. Montana
10. The Loose Box
11
. Turpin Song
12. The Border Campaign
13. Known World
14. The Little Canticles of Asturias 1
15. The Little Canticles of Asturias 2
16. The Little Canticles of Asturias 3
17. Ballynahinch Lake
18. The Clothes Shrine
19. Red, White and Blue 1. Red
20. Red, White and Blue 2. White
21. Red, White and Blue 3. Blue
22. Virgil: Eclogue IX
23. Glanmore Eclogue
24. Sonnets from Hellas 1. Into Arcadia
25. Sonnets from Hellas 2. Conkers
26. Sonnets from Hellas 3. Pylos
27. Sonnets from Hellas 4. The Augean Stables
28. Sonnets from Hellas 5. Castalian Spring
29. Sonnets from Hellas 6. Desfina

 

Disc 14: Electric Light - 2001 (disc two)

1. The Gaeltacht
2. The Real Name
3. The Bookcase
4. Vitruviana
5. Ten Glosses 1. The Marching Season
6. Ten Glosses 2. The Catechism
7. Ten Glosses 3. The Bridge
8. Ten Glosses 4. A Suit
9. Ten Glosses 5. The Party
10. Ten Glosses 6. W. H. Auden 1907-73
11. Ten Glosses 7. The Lesson
12. Ten Glosses 8. Moling's Gloss
13. Ten Glosses 9. Colly
14. Ten Glosses 10. A Norman Simile
15. The Fragment


II

16. On His Work in the English Tongue 1
17. On His Work in the English Tongue 2
18. On His Work in the English Tongue 3
19. On His Work in the English Tongue 4
20. On His Work in the English Tongue 5
21. Audenesque
22. To the Shade of Zbigniew Herbert
23. "Would They Had Stay'd"
24. Late in the Day
25. Arion
26. Bodies and Souls
27. Clonmany to Ahascragh
28. Sruth
29. Seeing the Sick
30. Electric Light

 

Disc 15: District and Circle - 2006

1. The Turnip-Snedder
2. A Shiver
3. Polish Sleepers
4. Anahorish 1944
5. To Mick Joyce in Heaven
6. The Aerodrome
7. Anything Can Happen
8. Helmet
9. Out of Shot
10. Rilke: After the Fire
11. District and Circle (1)
12. District and Circle (2)
13. District and Circle (3)
14. District and Circle (4)
15. District and Circle (5)
16. To George Seferis in the Underworld
17. Wordsworth's Skates
18. The Harrow-Pin
19. Poet to Blacksmith
20. Midnight Anvil
21. Súgán
22. Senior Infants 1. The Sally Rod
23. Senior Infants 2. A Chow
24. Senior Infants 3. One Christmas Day in the Morning
25. The Nod
26. A Clip
27. Edward Thomas on the Lagans Road
28. Found Prose 1. The Lagans Road
29. Found Prose 2. Tall Dames
30. Found Prose 3. Boarders
31. The Lift
32. Nonce Words
33. Stern
34. Out of This World 1. "Like everybody else..."
35. Out of This World 2. Brancardier
36. Out of This World 3. Saw Music
37. In Iowa
38. Höfn
39. On the Spot
40. The Tollund Man in Springtime (1)
41. The Tollund Man in Springtime (2)
42. The Tollund Man in Springtime (3)
43. The Tollund Man in Springtime (4)
44. The Tollund Man in Springtime (5)
45. The Tollund Man in Springtime (6)
46. Moyulla
47. Planting the Alder
48. Tate's Avenue
49. A Hagging Match
50. Fiddleheads
51. To Pablo Neruda in Tamlaghtduff
52. Home Help 1. Helping Sarah
53. Home Help 2. Chairing Mary
54. Rilke: The Apple Orchard
55. Quitting Time
56. Home Fires 1. A Scuttle for Dorothy Wordsworth
57. Home Fires 2. A Stove Lid for W. H. Auden
58. The Birch Grove
59. Cavafy: "The rest I'll speak of to the ones below in Hades"
60. In a Loaning
61. The Blackbird of Glanmore

 

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