Eavan Boland: Domestic Violence (4102 words)


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Eavan Boland’s writing life as a poet can be understood as an ascending arc of accomplishments, from her first book, New Territory (1967), described by Derek Mahon as “a startling poetic debut”, through her New Collected Poems (2005), which Anne Fogarty praised as “a timely reminder of the significance and innovatory force of Boland’s achievement” (Campbell and O’Mahony, 19). Elaine Feinstein articulated a critical consensus in calling Boland “one of the finest poets of the last half century”, when the New Collected Poems was published, while Fiona Simpson identified Domestic Violence (2007), Boland’s tenth full collection, published …

Citation: Lewis, Leon. "Domestic Violence". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 February 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39067, accessed 02 October 2022.]

39067 Domestic Violence 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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