Tim Wheeler is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, and musician for the alternative rock band Ash. He has written nearly all of Ash's notable works, such as "Oh Yeah", "Shining Light", "Girl From Mars", "Kung Fu", and "Goldfinger". In November 2014, he released his debut solo album Lost Domain.
"The first time poetry really resonated with me was when we studied Seamus Heaney’s poetry in school. I was lucky to have a great English teacher, the novelist David Park. He used poems like “Digging” and “Mid-term Break” to introduce us to the power of the written word. He also loaned me Undertones, Clash and Kinks albums and that was when I learned that songwriting could have links to poetry.
I’m honoured to have been asked to be a Fellow of the Seamus Heaney Centre and I’m very much looking forward to working with the students in the coming year.”