We highly recommend:
of Poetry and Prose
by Seamus Heaney
"My grandfather cut more turf in a day
Than any other man on Toner's bog.
Once I carried him milk in a bottle
Corked sloppily with paper. He straightened up
To drink it, then fell to right away
Nicking and slicing neatly, heaving sods
Over his shoulder, going down and down
For the good turf. Digging."
From the preface to The Spirit Level:
"Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern
Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first book, appeared in 1966
and since then he has published poetry, criticism and translations which
have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation.
Now a resident of Dublin, he was the most recent Professor of Poetry
at Oxford (1989-94). In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature."
Seamus Heaney at the Internet Poetry Archive - selections from his
works, biography, Nobel Citation, and more.
The links below will lead you directly to individual titles
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of a Naturalist
Into the Dark
: Selected Prose, 1968-1978
Ground - Selected Poems 1966-1996
by Jan Kockanowski
Redress of Poetry