Boland, Eavan (1944–)

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Boland, Eavan (1944–)

Irish poet and essayist. Born Eavan Aisling Boland, Sept 24, 1944, in Dublin, Ireland; dau. of Frederick Boland and Frances Kelly Boland; graduate of Trinity College; m. Kevin Casey, 1969.

Taught at Trinity College, Bowdoin College, University College, and Stanford University; was a reviewer for Irish Times; collections of poetry include The War Horse (1975), In Her Own Image (1980), Night Feed (1982), The Journey (1987), Outside History (1990), The Lost Land (1998) and Against Love Poems (2001); also published essays on Irish literature and A Kind of Star: The Woman Poet in a National Tradition (1989).

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