“Something honorable to do with the rest of the day . . . “

From a blogpost over at The New York Review of Books:

Seamus Heaney used to say that the poetry-writing hours of a poet’s day were the easy part; it was what to do with the rest of the day that was a challenge. He decided early on that teaching was something honorable to do with the rest of the day. He took his teaching very seriously, regarding it as a craft, something to be worked at, much like writing.

Robert Benfy, “What Seamus Heaney Taught Me” (Sept. 1, 2013)

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