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is a collection of poems written by Irish
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...
Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer. He lives in Dublin. Heaney has received the Nobel Prize in Literature , the Golden Wreath of Poetry , T. S. Eliot Prize and two Whitbread prizes...
was written during a time when Heaney was away from his family, due to work. One of his poem's in "Fieldwork"
is called "The Skunk"
and in it he writes about his wife who, by using an extended metaphor, he refers to as the skunk. "The Skunk"
is a love poem. Heaney has been recorded reading this collection on the Seamus Heaney Collected Poems album.