Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will present a poetry@mit reading on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Room 10-250. Heaney first earned attention in the mid-1960s as an author in what became known as the "Northern School" within Irish writing. He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995. A resident of Dublin, he returns to Harvard University every other year, where he is the Ralph Waldo Emerson Visiting Poet.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 9, 2002.