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A collection of poems that turns to the domestic interiors in which the dramas of women's lives are played out: seductions and quarrels, anger and grief, the care of children. It pays attention to the humdrum realities of suburban life, attempting to make them luminous with the power of live myths.
Born in Dublin in 1944, Eavan Boland studied in Ireland, London and New York. Her first book was published in 1967. She is Melvin and Bill Lane Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, California. Carcanet published her prose book Object Lessons (Poetry Book Society Special Commendation) in 1995. Her earlier work has been short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize, and she is the winner of numerous awards and prizes, including the Lannon Award, the Irish Literature Prize in Poetry, and three PBS Recommendations.
Short-listed for Forward Poetry Prize: Best Collection 2007.