Posts Tagged: Eavan Boland
It’s a slow week for events, so we can all take a deep breath for reflection, then plunge back in this weekend. Thank you for visiting The Rumpus and helping to keep our communities alive and lively.
Saturday 11/26: Come hang with the East Bay crowd at Saturday Night Special, where participants will get down with the theme of “surreal.” Hugh Behm-Steinberg will be a featured reader....more
First, Barbara Berman reviews Stanford academic and author Eavan Boland’s poetry collection, A Woman Without A Country, a rumination on Irish American identity, motherhood, and “literary citizenship.” Boland’s “straightforward brilliance” make this a collection worth reading.
Then, in a funny and insightful Saturday Essay, Sharon Harrigan analyzes the stereotype of the evil stepdad and finds a complicated and much-maligned role in the modern family....more
For a poet as anthologized as Elizabeth Bishop, it’s fair to say there’s a certain lack of serious criticism—or perhaps, critics thinking seriously—about her work, compared to the Modernists against whose influence she was writing. Eavan Boland reviews a new volume by Colm Tóibín that aims to begin closing the gulf....more