Abbot Public Library resumes seasonal Poetry Salon

Abbot Public Library will resume its seasonal Poetry Salon with a discussion of poet Seamus Heaney's works on Nov. 17

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Abbot Public Library will resume its seasonal Poetry Salon with a discussion of poet Seamus Heaney’s works at its interim location at the Eveleth School from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17.

This seasons’ focus will be on poets who have won Nobel or Pulitzer prizes. The Nov. 17 conversation will take place in-person at the interim space’s Program Room as well as online via Zoom. Salem State University professor Claire Keyes will host an in-depth discussion about Heaney’s works. Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995, was an Irish poet, playwright, and translator. 

He taught at Harvard University from 1981 to 1997 and its “Poet in Residence” from 1988 to 2006. During that time, he performed a poetry reading at Salem State University and visited Marblehead to sample the food and drink at Maddie’s Sail Loft.

“Since Heany was born and educated in Northern Ireland and lived during the ‘Troubles,’ his poetry reflects some of the issues of a society divided along religious and political lines,” a library press release reads. “At the same time, his poetry can be deeply personal and reflective.”

Those interested in registering for the event can find additional information online at abbotlibrary.org.