cover image Station Island

Station Island

Seamus Heaney. Farrar Straus Giroux, $14 (124pp) ISBN 978-0-374-51935-3

Heaney (Field Work and Preoccupations) draws on the culture of his native Ireland for this collection. Included are short lyrical verses, a long poem in which Heaney confronts ghosts from his past, and a piece about seventh century Ulster King Sweeney. PW called the book ""striking.'' December