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Remembering Seamus Heaney, an Irish Poet 'Bigger than Rock Stars'

0:00 | Aug 30th, 2013

Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away today. He was 74-years-old. The poet won numerous writing awards including the Nobel Prize. But another Irish poet, Paul Muldoon, says few in US understand what an extraordinary role the poet had in Irish life.