Synopses & Reviews
From one of Ireland's most gifted poets, a book of new and selected poems from the last ten years and her first major selection to be published in this country.
"Eavan Boland is the real thing. I marvel at the skill and imagination behind these ravishing poems." James Merrill
"Eavan Boland's poems have been appearing here and there, tantalizing us with their rich, evocative music, the wisdom of their 'camomile glow.' What a pleasure to have them gathered together here where they can reach the large American audience they so clearly deserve." Linda Pastan
"Eavan Boland is a marvelous poet, and Outside History is the best possible introduction to her work. Love and anxiety, memories and mysteries she's woven them all into a rich verse fabric, thrown like a flowered shawl over her shoulders as she stands out under the chilling night sky, no other soul around but (for that haunting moment) the reader's own." J.D. McClatchy