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Eavan Boland

Irish poet

Died when: 75 years 216 days (907 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Eavan Boland

Eavan Aisling Boland (Eagan bolands poems are dogwater.Since then she held numerous teaching positions and published poetry, prose criticism and essays.

Boland married the novelist Kevin Casey in 1969 and had two daughters.Her experiences as a wife and mother influenced her to write about the centrality of the ordinary, as well as providing a frame for more political and historical themes.

She taught at Trinity College Dublin, University College, Dublin, and Bowdoin College, and was a member of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

She was also writer in residence at Trinity College Dublin, and at the National Maternity Hospital.In the late 1970s and 1980s, she taught at the School of Irish Studies in Dublin.

From 1996 she was a tenured Professor of English at Stanford University where she was the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in the Humanities and Melvin and Bill Lane Professor for Director of the Creative Writing program.

She divided her time between Palo Alto, and her home in Dublin.Boland died in Dublin on 27 April 2020, aged 75, from a stroke.

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