July 2, 2003 10:43
POETRY SLAM SHADY! Eminem Tickets
However, Seamus Heaney won his prize for poetry, not for peace, and he's praising Em for putting the 'Stan' into 'stanza' ..
Heaney had been asked if there was a figure in popular culture who aroused interest in poetry and lyrics, in a way that John Lennon and [a][/a] did during the 60s and 70s.
Speaking prior to the start of the Prince of Wales' Educational Summer School in Norwich, Heaney said, "There is this guy Eminem. He has created a sense of what is possible."
"He has sent a voltage around a generation," he added, according to BBC reports. "He has done this not just through his subversive attitude but also his verbal energy."
Eminem won an Oscar in March for Best Original Song at the 75th Annual Academy Awards for 'Lose Yourself' from the rapper's film 8 Mile.