New Selected Poems 1988-2013 by Seamus Heaney offers the poems that Heaney himself selected from his collections Seeing Things, The Spirit Level, Beowulf, Electric Light, District and Circle and Human Chain.
Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966 and since then he has published poetry, criticism and translations. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.District and Circle was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2006. Stepping Stones, a book of interviews by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008. In 2009 he received the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Human Chain was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection.