A collation of national and international coverage on the death of Eavan Boland (1944-2020)

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Eavan Boland (1944-2020)

Eavan Boland (1944-2020)

The belated discovery of a role model: Nessa O’Mahony on Eavan Boland for Richard Howe.com (November 6th 2020)

"The lack of women role models in Irish literature has often been commented upon. When I studied literature in University College Dublin in the early 1980s, you would have been hard pressed to find examples of women writers on the curriculum. I do remember we studied Maria Edgeworth and Emily Dickinson, but when we entered the 20th century, the reading lists were determinedly masculine, set with great confidence and conviction by a predominantly male faculty. Indeed, the nearest we got to the feminine in some classes was when a lecturer described Leopold Bloom as a ‘womanly’ man."

Article URLhttp://richardhowe.com/2020/11/06/the-belated-discovery-of-a-role-model-nessa-omahony-on-eavan-boland/?fbclid=IwAR3HYJh-Y-IJS8phDH_SsSMYDZRAXKyE-IqyELdrSGkBgmv0CztF8iffVGs

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Where the Poet Stood: Eavan Boland and the Power of Perspective, Alexandra Teague for The Poetry Foundation (11th of September 2020)

Article URL: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2020/09/where-the-poet-stood-eavan-boland-and-the-power-of-perspective

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Editorial PN Review 254, Volume 46 Number 6, July - August 2020 by Michael Schmidt

PNR Volume 46 Number 6, July - August 2020 by Michael Schmidt

Article URL: https://www.pnreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/scribe?item_id=10778

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Irish Times: Eavan Boland obituary. Outstanding Irish poet and academic

Boland Broke the mould of Irish poetry by making women's experiences central to her poems

Irish Times (Saturday, May 2nd, 2020)

Article URLhttps://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/eavan-boland-obituary-outstanding-irish-poet-and-academic-1.4242681

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'Disruptive Irish Poet, is dead at 75

The New York Times (28/04/2020)

Article URLhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/books/eavan-boland-dead.html (Online)

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Eavan Boland, Pillar of Irish poetry (1944-2020)

She helped redefine the literary canon to include women's voices and those on the margins

by Margaret Spillane 

The Nation (06/05/2020)

Article URLhttps://www.thenation.com/article/culture/eavan-boland-irish-poetry/

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Eavan Boland, leading Irish poet and champion of the female voice, dies aged 75

Poet, who returned last month from teaching at Stanford University, suffered a stroke.

Irish Times (27/04/2020)

Article URL: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/eavan-boland-leading-irish-poet-and-champion-of-the-female-voice-dies-aged-75-1.4239274?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fculture%2Fbooks%2Feavan-boland-leading-irish-poet-and-champion-of-the-female-voice-dies-aged-75-1.4239274

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Eavan Boland’s legacy is in her poems, but it is also in Irish life

Irish Times (27/04/2020)

Article URL: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/eavan-boland-s-legacy-is-in-her-poems-but-it-is-also-in-irish-life-1.4239298

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Eavan Boland, the Irish poet who did not heed authority in literature

Le Ortique (of the deformed canon)

Eavan Boland (1944-2020) è una delle più grandi poete d’Irlanda. Ricordarla significa ricordare quanto la storia della letteratura sia stata una storia di potere e soppressione a danno della scrittura delle donne. In Irlanda, è stata la prima a cominciare quel faticoso lavoro di ribellione e di smantellamento del canone letterario maschile; ed è grazie a lei se negli ultimi due decenni è stato possibile ricostruire e riesumare la letteratura irlandese delle donne, dall’800 ai giorni nostri. Erano i primi anni 60 quando pubblicò la sua prima raccolta di poesie, nella quale parla della sua esistenza come giovanissima moglie, madre e studentessa universitaria. Al Field Day al quale era stata invitata alla fine degli anni 80, attaccò scrittori e accademici che “dimenticarono” di includere le così numerose scrittrici irlandesi nella “Anthology of Irish writing”. 

Article URLEavan Boland, la poeta irlandese che non ha ascoltato l’autorità in letteratura

 

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Eavan Boland, Irish poet and Stanford professor, dies in her native Dublin

San Francisco Chronicle (04/05/2020)

Article URL: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Eavan-Boland-Irish-poet-and-Stanford-English-15243906.php

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Eavan Boland Obituary, The Poetry Book Society

The Poetry Book Society (28/04/2020)

Article Url: https://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/blogs/news/eavan-boland

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Eavan Boland: poet whose focus on women's experiences redefined the scope of Irish literature

She drew on her country’s literary heritage while moving it in a new direction

Independent (19/05/2020)

Article URL: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/eavan-boland-death-poet-women-dublin-ireland-age-cause-a9500031.html

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Poet Eavan Boland dies age 75

RTE (27/05/2020)

Article URL: https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0427/1135169-eavan-boland/

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"Testimony to a Flowering" by Catriona Crowe

The Dublin Review (2003)

Online URLhttps://thedublinreview.com/article/testimony-to-a-flowering/

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Preamble to the Pledge (2017)

Online URLhttps://poethead.wordpress.com/fired-irish-women-poets-and-the-canon-preamble-to-the-pledge/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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