Seamus Heaney

Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won the 10k Forward prize for his most recent collection, Human Chain. Julia Copus won best single poem and Hilary Menos won the best first collection prize.
Heaney's Human Chain is his first collection since suffering a stroke in 2006.

'One of the poems in his 12th collection, Chanson d'Aventure, is set during an ambulance journey on the way to hospital in which, he said, he was crying for his father', the Guardian reported.
Heaney beat Robin Robertson's 'The Wrecking Light' to the prize. Yet this is the first time - in a career spanning five decades, that Heaney has won Britain's richest poetry prize.
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