Eavan Boland, 18th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Eavan Boland

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Universally acknowledged as Ireland’s preeminent female poet, Eavan Boland recasts woman’s image, calling on them in histories and houses and suburbia. Born in Dublin, Ireland she has published seven books of poetry: Outside History, New Territory, The War Horse, In Her own Image, Night Feed, The Journey, and most recently, In a Time of Violence. She has taught at Trinity College, University College and Bowdoin College, and was a member of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Boland lives in Dublin with her husband and two daughters.


Boland read on Tuesday October 3,1995 at the Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center in Norfolk, Virginia at 8 p.m.

Eavan Boland also participated in a Panel Discussion “When Political Struggle in Literature Stops Being Literature” on Tuesday, October 3 at 3 p.m. in the River Rooms at Webb Center. Other panelists included Quraysh Ali, and Agha Shaid Ali The panel was moderated by Dana Heller.


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