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Seamus Heaney a 'father figure for poetry community'

30 August 2013 Last updated at 14:24 BST

Seamus Heaney was "the head of our poetry community", the poetry editor at his publisher Faber and Faber has said.

Matthew Hollis paid tribute to the Nobel prize-winner on Radio 4's World at One, praising his "hearthside, homespun kindness".

Dr Heaney died on Friday, aged 74.