Mon, May

New Collected Poems



New Collected Poems features the first nine volumes of poetry by Eavon Boland, one of he foremost contempory poets in the English language.

Boland emerged in the 1960s as a powerful new poetic voice in Ireland. Her poems challenged the male-dominated Irish canon, while at the same time situating her within the rich Irish poetic tradition.

Boland frequently writes about the experience of female life--and, subsequently, the difficulites posed by various forms of oppression. Containing both a rich sense of history and a crystalline understanding of the domestic difficulties of contemporary life, Boland's poems offer a detailed, evolving portrait of experience, feeling, and her own poetic commitment.

A complete record of her first forty years of work--including previously uncollected work--, Eavan Boland's The New Collected is  a monumental collection of a poet widely regarded as the first major woman poet in the Irish poetic tradition. 


Eavan Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1944. With the recent publication of the new collection Domestic Violence, she has nw published ten volumes of poems. Her collection Against Love Poetry was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

In addition to her poetry, Boland has also edited tow anthologies for W.W. Norton & Company: The Making of a Poem: a Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms and The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology.

Boland is also the author of Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time, a volume of prose. Her awards include a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award.

Boland is the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, where she is also the director of the creative writing program.