Bio


Eavan Boland is Irish. She has been writer in residence at Trinity College and University College Dublin. She was poet in residence at the National Maternity Hospital during its 1994 Centenary. She has also been the Hurst Professor at Washington University and Regent's Lecturer at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is on the board of the Irish Arts Council and a member of the Irish Academy of Letters. She is on the advisory board of the International Writers Center at Washington University. She has published ten volumes of poetry, the most recent being New Collected Poems (2008) and Domestic Violence (2007) and An Origin Like Water: Collected Poems 1967-87 (1996) with W.W. Norton. She has received the Lannan Award for Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award. She has published two volumes of prose: Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time and A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet which won a 2012 PEN Award for creative nonfiction.

Academic Appointments


  • Professor, English

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Curriculum Task Force, Stanford University
  • Member, Romanticism Search Committee, Stanford University
  • Member, Chair's Advisory Committee, Stanford University

Program Affiliations


  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • Translating the Word for Home GEORGIA REVIEW Boland, E. 2019; 73 (3): 499–500
  • IS IT STILL THE SAME ANTIOCH REVIEW Boland, E. 2016; 74-75 (4-1): 1012
  • A LIGHT BY WHICH WE MAY SEE MICHIGAN QUARTERLY REVIEW Boland, E. 2015; 54 (3): 301-310
  • AN IRISH GEORGIC YALE REVIEW Boland, E. 2014; 102 (4): 13–14

    View details for DOI 10.1111/yrev.12189

    View details for Web of Science ID 000342827900004

  • THE MOVING STATUE YALE REVIEW Boland, E. 2014; 102 (4): 9–10

    View details for DOI 10.1111/yrev.12187

    View details for Web of Science ID 000342827900002

  • FOR THAT CALLED BODY IS A PORTION OF SOUL YALE REVIEW Boland, E. 2014; 102 (4): 11–12

    View details for DOI 10.1111/yrev.12188

    View details for Web of Science ID 000342827900003

  • Eavan Boland: A Poet's Dublin Boland, E. edited by Meehan, P., Allen-Randolph, J. Carcanet Press UK. 2014
  • The Poet's Total Involvement AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Boland, E. 2013; 42 (5): 9–11
  • Cityscape POETRY Boland, E. 2013; 202 (1): 28–29
  • The Long Evenings of Their Leavetakings POETRY Boland, E. 2013; 202 (1): 26
  • A Woman Without A Country POETRY Boland, E. 2013; 202 (1): 27
  • A Woman Without a Country Poetry Magazine Boland, E. 2013
  • Obituary Seamus Heaney The New Republic Boland, E. 2013
  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Boland, E., Waener, S. T., Smith, S., Coetzee, J. M., Smith, Z. edited by Black, J., Conolly, L., Flint , K., Grundy, I., LePan, D., Liuzza, R., McGann, J., Prescott, A. L., Qualls, B., Waters, C. Broadview Press in Peterborough, Canada. 2013
  • The Long Evenings of their Leavetakings Poetry Magazine Boland, E. 2013
  • Introduction to the Collected Poems of Denise Levertov Boland, E. New Directions. 2013
  • Poetry Magazine A Woman Without a Country Boland, E. 2013
  • Poetry Magazine The Long Evenings of their Leavetakings Boland, E. 2013
  • Lines in Long Array: A Civil War Commemoration: Poems and Photographs, Past and Present Boland, E., Brock, G., Giovanni, N., Graham, J., Koethe, J., Komunyakaa, Y., Muldoon, P., Scafidi, S., Schmidt, M., Smith, D., Smith, T. K., Wright, C. D. edited by Ward, D. C., Goodyear, F. H. Smithsonian Books in Washington, DC. 2013
  • Selected Poems of Eavan Boland Boland, E., Translated and Afterword by Shternberg, L. Kershev Publishing House. 2013
  • Poetry Magazine Cityscape Boland, E. 2013
  • Cityscape Poetry Magazine Boland, E. 2013
  • Denise Levertov PN Review Boland, E. 2013
  • A Poet's Total Involvement American Poetry Review Boland, E. 2012
  • IS IT STILL THE SAME ANTIOCH REVIEW Boland, E. 2011; 69 (4): 614
  • A Journey with Two Maps AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Boland, E. 2011; 40 (2): 45-49
  • Art of Empire PLOUGHSHARES Boland, E. 2011; 37 (1): 26–27
  • New Selected Poems: Eavan Boland Boland, E. Carcanet Press UK. 2008
  • 'To memory' KENYON REVIEW Boland, E. 2007; 29 (2): 121-122
  • 'Letters to the dead' KENYON REVIEW Boland, E. 2007; 29 (2): 119-120
  • Domestic violence - A special 'APr' supplement AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Boland, E. 2007; 36 (2): 33-37
  • 'Formation' SHENANDOAH Boland, E. 2006; 56 (3): 41
  • 'In coming days' SHENANDOAH Boland, E. 2006; 56 (3): 38–39
  • 'Irish interior' POETRY Boland, E. 2006; 189 (1): 7
  • 'House of shadows. Home of simile' POETRY Boland, E. 2006; 189 (1): 6
  • 'Becoming the hand of John Speed' AGENDA Boland, E. 2006; 42 (2): 55
  • A question (An explanation of my poem 'That the science of cartography is limited') LITERARY REVIEW Boland, E. 2000; 44 (1): 23-26
  • 'Daughters of Colony': A personal interpretation of the place of gender issues in the postcolonial interpretation of Irish literature EIRE-IRELAND Boland, E. 1997; 32 (2-3): 9-20
  • Letter to a young woman poet AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW Boland, E. 1997; 26 (3): 23-26