- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Emory University in Atlanta plans to hold a major exhibition to celebrate the life and work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens” opens Feb. 22 at the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The school says the exhibition will include rarely seen photographs, personal correspondence with other writers, and the surface of his one-time writing desk.

Heaney first gave a reading at Emory in March 1981, gave the inaugural Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature in 1988, and held readings and poetry workshops in the 1980s and 1990s. He last visited Emory for a reading in March 2013.

The Nobel Prize winner, who died Aug. 30, placed his papers at Emory’s library in September 2003 in honor of his friend, retiring Emory president Bill Chace.

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