Wintering Out

Wintering Out, published by Faber and Faber in 1972, is Seamus Heaney’s third collection. The poet is in his early thirties. The totality of Heaney’s collections over more than forty years between his first collection Death of a Naturalist (1966) and Human Chain (2010) earned him a Nobel Prize for Literature and a place at the very top of the premier league of twentieth century poets writing in English.