I'm off to Dublin tomorrow to attend the launch at the Shelbourne Hotel of the new issue of Poetry Ireland Review which is a Seamus Heaney Special Issue.
"Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD will launch this special edition, which contains 46 poems by Seamus Heaney with essays on the poems from 50 distinguished poets."
I am one of those distinguished poets. I knew I'd be distinguished eventually. During the bus journey back to Galway tomorrow evening I'll go back to being under-appreciated in my own time. But until then, I'm distinguished.