Synopses & Reviews
Seamus Heaney defines the title of this work of criticism as follows: "To redress poetry is to know and celebrate it for its forcibleness as itself . . . not only as a matter of profferd argument and edifying content but as a matter of angelic potential, a motion of the soul." Throughout this collection, Heaney's insight and eloquence are themselves of a poetic order.
About the Author
was born in 1939 in Northern Ireland. His award-winning books of poetry include The Haw Lantern
, Seeing Things
, and The Spirit Level
. A resident of Dublin, he has taught at Oxford and Harvard.