Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright, and translator. He was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. KR was pleased to honor Heaney with the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement in 2004.

Spring 2001

Castalian Spring

By Seamus Heaney

Thunderface. Not Zeus's ire, but hers Refusing entry, and mine mounting from it. This one thing I had vowed: to drink the waters Of the Castalian Spring, to arrogate That […]

Winter 2001

A Dream of Solstice

By Seamus Heaney

The sun’s rays enter Newgrange—5000-year-old passage grave north of Dublin—on December 21 every year. A slot in the stone entrance, 70 feet away from the burial chamber at the core […]

Castalian Spring

By Seamus Heaney

Thunderface. Not Zeus’s ire, but hers Refusing entry, and mine mounting from it. This one thing I had vowed: to drink the waters Of the Castalian Spring, to arrogate That […]