|Poetry Makes Nothing Happen||19990816|
Seamus Heaney's passionately argued piece ends with a reading of his own poem written after the recent death of his friend and fellow poet Joseph Brodsky.
(Originally broadcast as a Sunday Feature).
|Poetry Makes Nothing Happen||19990117|
Illustrating his talk with reference to Osip Mandelstam and Dylan Thomas, W B Yeats and T S Eliot, and Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, and drawing extensively on BBC archives, Heaney's passionately argued piece concludes with a magnificent rendition of his own poem written after the recent death of Joseph Brodsky, a friend and fellow poet.