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Eavan Boland: A Poet's Dublin
Edited by Paula Meehan and Jody Allen Randolph
ISBN: 978 1 847774 47 7
Categories: 21st Century, Art, Irish, Women
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Published: May 2014
215 x 215 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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.
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