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.
But not the Boston Herald.
And not today either. Here are the obituaries the dicey local tabloid did run.
Look, we know the Heraldniks don’t consider themselves part of the poetry set, but Heaney was a major literary figure who spent a good chunk of his life at Harvard, which means he was a major local figure as well.
Let’s just hope the paper acknowledges that tomorrow.