Carcanet Launch The Historians by Eavan Boland
Nov 11, 2020 7PM, Online
Please join Carcanet to celebrate the launch of the final collection of poetry from the late Eavan Boland. The evening will be hosted by poet and academic, John McAuliffe, who will be joined by her UK publisher, Michael Schmidt, and one of the leading authorities on the poetry of Eavan Boland, Jody Allen-Randolph. There will be special guest readings from Maureen Kennelly of Arts Council Ireland and writer Colm Tóibín. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. Carcanet will also be showing extracts of the text during the reading so that you can read along.
Throughout her nearly sixty-year career, acclaimed poet Eavan Boland came to be known for her exquisite ability to weave myth, history, and the life of an ordinary woman into mesmerizing poetry. She was an essential voice in both feminist and Irish literature, praised for her 'edgy precision, an uncanny sympathy and warmth, an unsettling sense of history' (J.D. McClatchy). Her final volume, The Historians, is the culmination of her signature themes, exploring the ways in which the hidden, sometimes all-but-erased stories of women's lives can powerfully revise our sense of the past.
Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.