Seamus Heaney reading Chicago

Seamus Heaney

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 18:00 Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, Enter only at Modern Wing, 159 East Monroe

About the event

Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will give the 2012 Poetry Day reading in Chicago. The Nobel judges cited Heaney “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.” Inaugurated by Robert Frost in 1955, Poetry Day is one of the oldest and most distinguished reading series in the U.S. Past readers have included T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hass, and Derek Walcott. Free admission, tickets required. Tickets available beginning October 1 only at or by calling the Poetry Foundation (312) 787-7070. Limit 2 tickets per reservation. For more information visit