A renowned and prominent poet, Seamus Heaney was noted for his use of expressive and evocative language to explore serious topics and feelings. He was born in Northern Ireland in 1939, started composing poems in the 1960s, and published his first collection, “Death of a Naturalist,” in 1966. He later published numerous articles and translations in addition to more than a dozen poetry compilations. “Digging,” “Blackberry-Picking,” “Death of a Naturalist,” and “The Forge” are some of Heaney’s most well-known works. Throughout his career, he received a great deal of honors and recognition, including the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.