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Seamus Heaney Members’ Set

Seamus Heaney

This Seamus Heaney Collectors’ Set has been exclusively designed for Faber Members and is priced at £12.

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Launched in celebration of the 80th year of Seamus Heaney’s birth, the set consists of a beautifully designed pamphlet of Heaney’s poignant essay ‘Something to Write Home About’ and a handprinted letterpress print of his poem ‘Terminus’. Complementary when read together and delightful when displayed as standalone items, they offer insight into both Heaney’s childhood and his creative process.

The prose of this pamphlet recalls generously – as his poem, ‘Terminus’, recalls concisely – a childhood of moving through and across, of seeing in both directions, of drawing an education from each.

– Matthew Hollis, Poetry Editor, Faber & Faber (from the Editor’s Note)

‘Something to Write Home About’ was originally published by Faber in the collection Finders Keepers (2002). ‘Terminus’ – which is directly referred to within the essay – is taken from Heaney’s collection The Haw Lantern (1987).


Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit…

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