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About the Author

Eavan Boland, author of, most recently, "The Lost Land", is professor of English at Stanford University. (Bowker Author Biography)

Includes the names: E. Boland, Evan Boland, Eavan Boland

Works by Eavan Boland

Against Love Poetry: Poems (2001) 94 copies
New Collected Poems (2008) 93 copies
The Lost Land: Poems (1672) 83 copies
Domestic Violence: Poems (2007) 59 copies
Collected Poems (1995) 30 copies
Selected Poems (1989) 29 copies

Associated Works

Memorial (2011) — Afterword — 287 copies
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (1981) — Contributor — 190 copies
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Contributor — 153 copies
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 107 copies
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contributor — 68 copies
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contributor — 16 copies
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contributor — 13 copies
Adrienne Rich: Selected Poems 1950-1995 (1996) — Introduction, some editions — 9 copies
The Errant Thread (2005) — Selected by — 4 copies
Building the Barricade (2016) — Introduction, some editions — 3 copies


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I recognize well-developed skill and interesting themes, but all in all it's writing that I just don't connect to. Three stars because there are moments, particularly in the later poems about aging, that are quite resonant.
Kiramke | 1 other review | Jun 27, 2023 |
The Irish poet died in 2020, leaving her work as a coronavirus companion. Meditations on the Peep o' Day Boys and the Great Famine from In a Time of Violence are reminders of how we bind our wounds and compulsively pick at the scars.
rynk | 1 other review | Jul 11, 2021 |
There are good things about this anthology. The explanations of the forms are clear and concise. For the most part, the examples chosen serve the book well in illustrating each form, and the attempt at including diverse voices, which Strand and Boland discuss in their Introductory Statement, is laudable. The prose is readable and poetic.

Those positives were balanced out, however, by a pretty large flaw: for an anthology of English language poetic forms, there are a lot of forms not found in The Making of a Poem.

This book omits not just obscure forms, forms only recently introduced into the accepted canon of English poetry at the time of publication (such as the ghazal), or variations on included forms, but also widely used, popular forms that one would expect in a book of this type, such as the limerick, any of the variations of the cinquain, or the rondeau (of In Flanders Field fame).

Ultimately, the omission of multiple important forms felt like a lack of follow through on the premise of the book.
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Julie_in_the_Library | 8 other reviews | May 12, 2021 |
A beautifully conceived memoir and treatise on what it means to be a woman poet in today's world.
DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |



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