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Eavan Boland

Melvin and Bill Lane Professor - Director of the Creative Writing Program
Trinity College, 1966
At Stanford Since: 


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.

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Jun 6 2018 | Stanford News
The Royal Irish Academy elected English professor and acclaimed poet EAVAN BOLAND as an honorary member.
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Eavan Boland will be presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. She will join...