"The Eavan Boland Sourcebook" is an essential companion to the poetry, prose and critical writing of this acclaimed poet. Jody Allen Randolph has been a teacher and interpreter of Boland's work for many years and gathers here a rich collection of literary and critical texts, illuminating the poet's achievements for students and general readers alike. "The Sourcebook" includes: a biographical introduction and chronology; introductory surveys of each aspect of Boland's work; a representative selection of Boland's poetry and prose writings; interviews from 1987 to 2006; reviews and critical discussions of each of Boland's books; photographs; and a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Born in Dublin in 1944, Eavan Boland studied in Ireland, London and New York. Her first book was published in 1967. She has taught at Trinity College, University College and Bowdoin College Dublin, and at the University of Iowa. She is currently Melvin and Bill Lane Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, California. A pioneering figure in Irish poetry, Boland's previous works include The Journey and other poems (1987), Night Feed (1994), The Lost Land (1998) and Code (2001). Her poems and essays have appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Kenyon Review and American Poetry Review. She is a regular reviewer for the Irish Times.