Remembering Seamus Heaney. At the start of ¡Pistoleros! 1:1918, Heaney is quoted:
History says, ‘Don’t hope on this side of the grave.’ But then, once in a lifetime the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme. So hope for a great sea-change on the far side of revenge, Believe that a further shore is reachable from here. Believe in miracles and cures and healing wells.
Here he is in conversation with Bernard O’Donoghue about his life and the influences that inform his work , with Nick Laird, Andrew O’Hagan, Jon Stallworthy and Jo Shapcott reading selections of Heaney’s work.