Treasured moments from a tragic poet’s short life

THE LEDWIDGE TREASURY: SELECTED POEMS: Introduced by Seamus Heaney, Afterword by Dermot Bolger, New Island, €16.95.

14th July, 2007

THE LEDWIDGE TREASURY: SELECTED POEMS: Introduced by Seamus Heaney, Afterword by Dermot Bolger, New Island, €16.95.

Some poets are better known for their lives than for their poems.

This is usually because something about their lives seems to be representative or iconic for future generations, or because something about the spirit of the work still connects us in ways that have little to do with objective literary analysis.

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