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A Woman Without a Country

Eavan Boland

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ISBN: 978 1 847772 17 6
Categories: 21st Century, Irish, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • He starts with the head, cutting in
    To the line of the cheek, finding
    The slope of the skull, incising
    The shape of a face that becomes
    A foundry of shadows...

    from ‘A Woman Without a Country’
    The poems in Eavan Boland’s new collection seek out the delicate intersections between generation, identity, and the deep losses inflicted by history on those who can bear them least. Exploring questions of inheritance (from mother to daughter, from generation to generation), the poems look closely at the ways in which we construct one another, and the ways in which – even without country, or settled identity – a legacy of connection and consolation can endure.
    Born in Dublin in 1944, Eavan Boland studied in Ireland, London and New York. Her first book was published in 1967. She has taught at Trinity College, University College and Bowdoin College Dublin, and at the University of Iowa. She is currently Mabury Knapp Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, ... read more
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