The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

Goodnight Mr. Heaney

Waking up to find that Seamus Heaney has passed away is incredibly difficult for me. Heaney was one of the first major 20th century poets with whom I fell in love. His ability to be as honest as Blake, and yet as poetic as Keats and Yeats was unmatched. His version of Beowulf will never be equaled. Thank you Mr. Heaney for your words, and today, we will raise a drink in your name.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

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