Sounding Lines: The Art of Translating Poetry

Seamus Heaney and Robert Hass
February 1999
Photo of Seamus Heaney.

Sounding Lines captures a vibrant exchange between Nobel poet Seamus Heaney, author of a new translation of Beowulf, and Robert Hass, Poet Laureate and translator of Czeslaw Milosz. In this meandering conversation, Heaney and Hass trace the modulations of meaning generated in the art of translation.