Translating the Word for Home

Eavan Boland is the author of, most recently, A Poet’s Dublin (2016) and A Woman Without a Country (2014)—both, like most of her books, from Norton. Other poetry volumes include Domestic Violence (2007); Against Love Poetry (2001); The Lost Land (1998); and In a Time of Violence (1994). Boland is also the author of two books of prose: A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet (2011) and Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (1995); she also co-edited with Mark Strand and Edward Hirsch the Norton anthologies The Making of a Sonnet (2007) and The Making of a Poem (2000). Her numerous honors include a Lannan Foundation Award in poetry and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Royal Irish Academy. Boland directs the creative-writing program at Stanford University and divides her time between California and her native Ireland.