Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Dies
Seamus Heaney, often called the greatest Irish poet since Yeats, died on Friday in Dublin. Best known for his regional themes and sensibilities, Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. His translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf (1999) from Old English won him popular and critical acclaims to win the Whitbread Award as the best book of 1999. Seamus Heaney was 74.