A Journey with Two Maps
Becoming a Woman Poet
encouragement to women poets of the future. . . .
Her vivid imagery will beguile many.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
These inspiring essays from the celebrated poet Eavan Boland are both critical and deeply personal, revealing the adventure, passion, and struggle of becoming a woman poet. In this thematic sequel to her classic Object Lessons, Boland traces her own experiences as a woman, wife, and mother and their effect on her poetry, and she looks to a world where she can change the poetic past as well as the present.
- May 2012
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 288 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“Boland . . .
discusses the work of women poets that has been important to her, ranging from
the little-known Charlotte Mew to the over-exposed Sylvia Plath, in critical
essays that connect seamlessly with the personal to create a provocative
collection.” — Booklist
“[A Journey with Two
Maps] attempts to rewrite
history in a more fair and truthful manner. Boland’s insights into Sylvia Plath
and Elizabeth Bishop are exquisite. . . . Boland’s criticism is spooky with
hovering ghosts.” — San Francisco Chronicle
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