New Collected Poems

Eavan Boland (Author, Stanford University)

 

An expansive, celebratory collection from “one of the finest and boldest poets of the last half century” (Poetry Review).

An Origin Like Water: Poems 1967–1987 confirmed Eavan Boland’s place at the forefront of modern Irish poetry. New Collected Poems now brings the record of her achievement up to date, adding material from her subsequent volumes and filling out key poems from the early years. Following the chronology of publication, the reader experiences the exhilarating sense of development, now incremental, now momentous. Boland’s work traces a measured process of emancipation from conventions and stereotypes, writing now in a space she has cleared not by violent rejection, but by dialogue, critical engagement, and patient experimentation with form, theme, and language.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • November 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33730-3
  • 6.2 × 9.2 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Boland’s resilient braid of outspoken feminism with Irish identity has given her a following on both sides of the Atlantic. . . . Here is the poet who learned from Adrienne Rich, among others, how to tackle big topics of loyalty, rebellion, descent and dissent.” — Publishers Weekly

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