Electric Light. London: Faber & Faber, 2001. Pp, 81. Quarter cloth, pale yellow paper boards, title label to spine. Fine Copy in Slipcase.
Limited Edition of 300 Copies, Signed by the Author.
The collection explores childhood, nature, and poetry itself and is written in two parts. Part one presents translations and adaptations, occasional and celebratory poems, and verse about travel in the Gaeltacht, the Balkans and Greece. Part two of the collection consists of elegies for poets (Ted Hughes, Joseph Brodsky, and Zbigniew Herbert), and Heaney's relatives and friends.