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Eavan Boland: A Poet's Dublin

Eavan Boland

Edited by Paula Meehan and Jody Allen Randolph

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ISBN: 978 1 847774 47 7
Categories: 21st Century, Art, Irish, Women
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Published: May 2014
215 x 215 mm
96 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • A woman in the doorway of a house.
    A river in the city of her birth.

    There, in the hills above my house,
    The river Liffey rises, is a source.
    It rises in rush and ling heather and
    Black peat and bracken and strengthens
    To claim the city it narrated.


    from ‘Anna Liffey’
    Published to celebrate the seventieth birthday of acclaimed Irish poet Eavan Boland, this book brings together many of Boland’s best known poems with her own striking photographs of her native city, Dublin. Through juxtaposition of text and image, place and memory, the book creates a unique portrait of the city: ‘fragments’, Boland says, ‘can point at something accurately’.

    A Poet’s Dublin also includes an introduction by Jody Allen Randolph and a conversation between Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan in which the two poets reflect on their shared city and the central role it has played in their lives and in their work.
    Eavan Boland
    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
    Paula Meehan
    Paula Meehan was born in Dublin where she still lives. She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and at Eastern Washington University. She has published five previous collections of poetry and received many awards for her work including the Denis Devlin Award of the Irish Arts Council (An Chonthairle Ealafon) for ... read more
    Jody Allen Randolph
    Jody Allen Randolph was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at University College Dublin before earning her doctorate in British and American Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She served as Assistant Dean of the British Studies at Oxford Programme at St. John's College, Oxford and has taught ... read more
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