From Clearances
Undated. A one-page reproduction of typescript by the Irish Nobel Prize winner, inscribed by Heaney at the bottom of the page. One stanza (the fifth) from his poem "Clearances," first published in 1986 and collected in The Haw Lantern in 1988. Photocopy, with a photocopied change by hand made to the last line, from "Inscribed with love in sheets she'd sewn from flour sacks," to "Inscribed in sheets she'd sewn from ripped-out flour sacks," the published version. Inscribed by Heaney to John Crelan: "John - Sorry this took so long to get to you. Seamus." Mat tape to upper corners; inscription slightly faded; near fine. [#032648] $400

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