No Sendoff for Seamus Heaney in Boston Herald

The great Seamus Heaney, considered by Robert Lowell the finest Irish poet since William Butler Yeats, died this week at age 74.

The Boston Globe gave him a front-page below the fold appreciation by Kevin Cullen . . .


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. . . and a major obituary by Joseph P. Kahn.


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Not to mention this Globe ave-atque-editorial:


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(Meanwhile, the Globe’s still-kissin’-cousin New York Times ran a Margalit Fox above-the-fold obit, along with this appraisal by Michiko Kakutani.)

The Boston Herald?

Ran nothing.

The hard reading staff will check out the Sunday Herald, but we’re cautiously pessimistic.


3 Responses to No Sendoff for Seamus Heaney in Boston Herald

  1. […] Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town. […]

  2. […] Seamus Heaney, once described as “like a rock star who also happened to be a poet,” was richly memorialized in most major newspapers yesterday, as the hardreading staff noted. […]

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