Seamus Heaney and Elizabeth Bishop
Their Poetry and the Impact of Their Lives
Bishop and Heaney were two of the greatest English-language poets of the last hundred years. In addition, they both had impressive poetic developments and interesting lives. We will not only read their poems but also consider how their lives affected their work. Readings from Heaney’s Open Ground, Bishop’s Complete Poems 1927-1977, and a few handouts. James H. McIntosh is Professor Emeritus of English and American Culture at the University of Michigan, and will lead classes on Mondays from March 23 through May 11.
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