Shortly before his death in 2013, Seamus Heaney discussed with Faber & Faber, the prospect of a companion volume to his landmark New Selected Poems 1966-1987 aimed at presenting the second half of his career, 'from Seeing Things onwards', as he foresaw it. Although he was unable to complete an edition, he left behind selections that have been followed here. The edition concludes with his final poem, 'In Time'.
New Selected Poems 1988-2013 provides an unrivalled account of a period of work that was crowned by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Together with its earlier, sibling volume, it completes the arc of a remarkable writing life.
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