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Publisher Comments:

An Origin Like Water: Poems 1967'"1987confirmed Eavan Boland"s place at the forefront of modern Irish poetry. New Collected Poemsnow brings the record of her achievement up to date, adding material from her subsequent volumes and filling out key poems from the early years. Following the chronology of publication, the reader experiences the exhilarating sense of development, now incremental, now momentous. Boland"s work traces a measured process of emancipation from conventions and stereotypes, writing now in a space she has cleared not by violent rejection, but by dialogue, critical engagement, and patient experimentation with form, theme, and language.

Review:

"Boland's resilient braid of outspoken feminism with Irish identity has given her a following on both sides of the Atlantic. Here is the recent Boland whose rapid verse celebrates women's courage and women's work, both public (several poems acknowledge Mary Robinson, the former president of the Irish Republic) and unsung: the poet remembers herself, when young, asking a statue in Dublin to 'Make me a heroine.' Here is the poet who learned from Adrienne Rich, among others, how to tackle big topics of loyalty, rebellion, descent and dissent: 'No testament or craft of mine can hide/ our presence/ on the distaff side of history.' Here, too, is the poet who broke new ground for Irish poetry in the 1980s by depicting with verve both domestic happiness and burdens, 'the stilled hub/ and polar drab/ of the suburb.' The apprentice poet of the 1970s, learning not only from Rich but Auden, Plath and Yeats, is also here. Boland has never been subtle. Sophisticated readers may find her work hampered by windy rhetoric, as when 'The Singers' in the west of Ireland are described 'finding a voice where they found a vision.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

An expansive, celebratory collection from "one of the finest and boldest poets of the last half century" ().

Synopsis:

confirmed Eavan Boland's place at the forefront of modern Irish poetry. now brings the record of her achievement up to date, adding material from her subsequent volumes and filling out key poems from the early years. Following the chronology of publication, the reader experiences the exhilarating sense of development, now incremental, now momentous. Boland's work traces a measured process of emancipation from conventions and stereotypes, writing now in a space she has cleared not by violent rejection, but by dialogue, critical engagement, and patient experimentation with form, theme, and language.

About the Author

Eavan Boland is a professor and directs the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Her collection Against Love Poetry was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and her awards include a Lannan Foundation Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393065794
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Author:
Boland, Eavan
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
American
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.2 in 1.34 lb

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393065794 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Boland's resilient braid of outspoken feminism with Irish identity has given her a following on both sides of the Atlantic. Here is the recent Boland whose rapid verse celebrates women's courage and women's work, both public (several poems acknowledge Mary Robinson, the former president of the Irish Republic) and unsung: the poet remembers herself, when young, asking a statue in Dublin to 'Make me a heroine.' Here is the poet who learned from Adrienne Rich, among others, how to tackle big topics of loyalty, rebellion, descent and dissent: 'No testament or craft of mine can hide/ our presence/ on the distaff side of history.' Here, too, is the poet who broke new ground for Irish poetry in the 1980s by depicting with verve both domestic happiness and burdens, 'the stilled hub/ and polar drab/ of the suburb.' The apprentice poet of the 1970s, learning not only from Rich but Auden, Plath and Yeats, is also here. Boland has never been subtle. Sophisticated readers may find her work hampered by windy rhetoric, as when 'The Singers' in the west of Ireland are described 'finding a voice where they found a vision.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , An expansive, celebratory collection from "one of the finest and boldest poets of the last half century" ().
"Synopsis" by , confirmed Eavan Boland's place at the forefront of modern Irish poetry. now brings the record of her achievement up to date, adding material from her subsequent volumes and filling out key poems from the early years. Following the chronology of publication, the reader experiences the exhilarating sense of development, now incremental, now momentous. Boland's work traces a measured process of emancipation from conventions and stereotypes, writing now in a space she has cleared not by violent rejection, but by dialogue, critical engagement, and patient experimentation with form, theme, and language.
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