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Irish poet Dr. Eavan Boland reads April 22

Austin Peays Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts presents a reading by Dr. Eavan Boland as part of the 2004 Visiting Writers Series.

She will read her poetry at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the Gentry Auditorium of APSUs Kimbrough Building.

Proclaiming herself as a feminist, but not a feminist poet, Boland has carved her niche in the male-dominated world of Irish poetry with verses often inspired by what one critic referred to as womens secret history.
Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts presents a reading by Dr. Eavan Boland as part of the 2004 Visiting Writers Series.

She will read her poetry at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the Gentry Auditorium of APSU's Kimbrough Building.

Proclaiming herself as a feminist, but not a feminist poet, Boland has carved her niche in the male-dominated world of Irish poetry with verses often inspired by what one critic referred to as “women's secret history.”

Her latest volume, “Against Love Poetry,” replaces the idealism of traditional love poetry with a realistic exploration of the relationship between husband and wife.

A professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Stanford University, Boland has received numerous awards and honors, including a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award. She resides in Dublin with her husband and two daughters when not in residence at Stanford.

The reading is free and open to the public. For further information, telephone 7031.
—Terry Stringer