Poetry Reading and Smith College Poetry Prize Awards

Irish Poet Eavan Boland Awards the 2012 Smith College Poetry Prizes to High School Students, Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 pm, Wright Hall

Irish Poet Eavan Boland

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:30 pm Poetry Reading and Smith College Poetry Prize Awards

Eavan Boland is the judge of the 2012 Smith College Poetry Center High School Prize. She and the three finalists will read their poems at the Judge's reading on April 3, 2012. For more information about the prize, please visit the Poetry Center's website.

The event is free and open to the public. For disability access information or to request accommodations, call (413) 585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter specifically, call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or e-mail ODS@smith.edu. All requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the event.

Hailed as Ireland’s greatest woman writer, Eavan Boland has published over a dozen volumes of poetry. In work that is feminist, political, and deeply human, Boland applies her extraordinary lyric power to themes of family, history, myth, Irish landscape and poetry. Booklist saluted her as “a feminist Dante, an Irish Adrienne Rich,” and later proclaimed: “If Yeats and Sylvia Plath had a love child, she would be Eavan Boland.” The Times Literary Supplement praised her New Collected Poems as the “finest evidence ever assembled of the escape from the grip of a tradition.” Boland divides her time between Dublin and Palo Alto, where she directs the creative writing program at Stanford University.

Supported by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender

Find books by author <Boland, Eavan> in the Five College Library Catalog. 

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.


Biography in Context
Includes entry from Contemporary Authors Online 2008, Contemporary Women Poets 1998, and The Writers Directory 2011, and more. Also includes academic journal and magazine articles.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for <Eavan Boland> to find or link to poems, articles, and reviews.
Use SC Links  to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Website Access
Academy of American Poets- biography, poems (audio & text), & more http://www.poets.org
Poetry Foundation - poems (text, audio & podcasts) http://www.poetryfoundation.org
Videos for Eavan Boland (Google) http://video.google.com


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