Public tribute for Seamus Heaney, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Poets Frank Bidart, Sven Birkerts, Eavan Boland, Lucie Brock-Broido, Greg Delanty, Jonathan Galassi, Eamon Grennan, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, Atsuro Riley, Tom Sleigh, Tracy K. Smith, Colm Tóibín, Jean Valentine, Anne Waldman, Kevin Young, and others will gather at Cooper Union for a public tribute to the beloved and world-renowned poet Seamus Heaney, who passed away on August 30, 2013, at the age of 74. Each will read a favorite Heaney poem. Singer Paul Simon will make a special guest appearance, and Irish pipes will be played. It will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Cooper Union’s Great Hall and is free and open to the public.
Great Hall, The Foundation Building
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
New York, NY