Headshot of Eavan Boland.

A Poetry Reading by Eavan Boland


Thursday, February 8, 2018
7 p.m.

Agnes Scott College
Winter Theatre, Dana Fine Arts Building
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Free parking is available in the West Parking Deck located on S. McDonough Street.

Questions? Email Christine Cozzens.

Agnes Scott College presents a poetry reading by Eavan Boland—renowned Irish poet, essayist and director of Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program. The poetry reading is free and open to the public. Hosted by the college’s Department of English, the event is sponsored by the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund, which is dedicated to enriching the college's academic programs in literature, history, music, art and philosophy.

A reception and book signing will follow the reading.


About Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland, and educated in London. She has taught at Trinity College, University College Dublin, and Bowdoin College. She is currently the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities at Stanford University and Melvin and Bill Lane Professor for Director of the Creative Writing Program. 

Her acclaimed books of poetry include A Woman Without a Country (2016), New Selected Poems (2013), New Collected Poems (2008), Against Love Poetry (2001), which was a New York Times notable book of 2001, The Lost Land (1998), and Outside History: Selected Poems, 1980-1990 (1990). Boland is also the author of the essay collections A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet (2012), which won the 2012 PEN award for nonfiction, and Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (1995), and the co-editor of The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) and The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (2008) with Edward Hirsch. She has also published a volume of translations, After Every War: Twentieth Century Women Poets (2004), and has had her own work translated into six languages.

Boland’s awards include a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the Corrington Medal for Literary Excellence from Centenary and the Bucknell Medal of Distinction. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. In 2017, she received the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award by Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards as well as was elected an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.