'Poetry begins where language starts in the shadows and accidents of one person's life.'
So writes Eavan Boland about her journey towards poetry.
Thorugh critical and creative responses, Eavan Boland: Inside History reappraises Boland's influence as a poet and critic for the twenty-first century. The fresh and diverse approaches in this volume, edited by poets Siobhán Campbell and Nessa O'Mahon, provide a new frame for a critical engagement which crosses continental and aesthetic boundaries. In reading the poetry of Boland anew, this volume re-positions Boland scholarship with a focus on the most important aspect: the work itself.
With a foreword by Mary Robinson, Eavan Boland: Inside History consists of essays, poems and interviews by Jody Allen Randolph, Dermot Bolger, Patricia Boyle Haberstroh, Siobhán Campbell, Moya Cannon, Lucy Collins, Gerald Dawe, Péter Dolmányos, Katie Donovan, Thomas Kinsella, Michael Longley, Thomas McCarthy, Medbh McGuckian, Nigel McLoughlin, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Sinéad Morrissey, Paul Muldoon, Christine Murray, Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Jean O'Brien, Nessa O'Mahon, Gerard Smyth, Colm Tóibín and Eamonn Wall.