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Night Feed

Eavan Boland

Cover of Night Feed by Eavan Boland
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Out of Print
Paperback
ISBN: 978 1 857541 08 3
Categories: 20th Century, Irish
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: April 1995
232 x 122 x 4 mm
60 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
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  • You rise, you dawn
    roll-sleeved Aphrodites,
    out of a camisole brine,
    a linen pit of stitches,
    silking the fitted sheets
    away from you like waves.

    You seam dreams in the folds
    of wash from which freshes
    the whiff and reach of fields
    where it bleached and stiffened.
    Your chat's sabbatical:
    brides, wedding outfits,

    a pleasure of leisured women
    are sweated into the folds.

    from 'Degas's Laundress'

    To mark the centenary of the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, where Eavan Boland is writer-in-residence throughout the year, Carcanet are re-issuing Night Feed. These poems were first published in 1982 and are a commentary on the sensual and visionary world which opens out in the link between language and motherhood, celebrating moments of great power and transience.

    Carmel Benson provides a striking charcoal cover image.

    Author royalties from this edition will go to the hospital.
    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
    Awards won by Eavan Boland Winner, 2017 Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award
    Praise for Eavan Boland '... a rich, unsettling moral adventure in memory and responsibility.'
    Theo Dorgan
     Eavan Boland's A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet contains essays both personal and public written in a tone urgent and wise, with astute observations on her own trajectory as a poet and the work of Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath and Paula Meehan, among others.
    Colm Toibin, The Irish Times, Our Favourite Books of 2011
      Eavan Boland's A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet contains essays both personal and public written in a tone urgent and wise, with astute observations on her own trajectory as a poet and the work of Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath and Paula Meehan, among others.
    Colm Toibin, The Irish Times, Our Favourite Books of 2011
     Eavan Boland's A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet contains essays both personal and public written in a tone urgent and wise, with astute observations on her own trajectory as a poet and the work of Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath and Paula Meehan, among others.
    Colm Toibin, The Irish Times, Our Favourite Books of 2011
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