Seamus Justin Heaney (1939-2013) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. He resided in Dublin from 1976 until his death, and, every two years, visited Cambridge, Massachusetts where he taught at Harvard University from 1988-2006. Heaney's books include selected poems Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996) (1998), an acclaimed translation of Beowulf (2000) and his selected prose Finders Keepers (2002). All are published in America by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This is a video of Seamus Heaney's first reading at MIT.