Irish poet Eavan Boland dies at the age of 75.
Her death was announced today by the royal Irish Academy , Mrs Eavan Boland died today at her home in Dublin following long years of being down with stroke.
Born in Dublin in 1944, Eavan Boland became known as one of the foremost female voices in Irish literature.
In a statement released by The Royal Irish Academy says:
“We are shocked to hear of the death of Hon. MRIA Eavan Boland and our thoughts are with her family RIP. She was a pleasure to work with and is pictured below at the UN reading her poem about women’s suffrage ‘Our future will become the past of other women'”
We are shocked to hear of the death of Hon. MRIA Eavan Boland and our thoughts are with her family RIP. She was a pleasure to work with and is pictured below at the UN reading her poem about women’s suffrage ‘Our future will become the past of other women’ https://t.co/n82CTzS44S pic.twitter.com/pruPMtRZMR
— Royal Irish Academy (@RIAdawson) April 27, 2020
Eavan was one of the great in Irish Poetry Her words often occupy my thoughts – ‘Nightfeeding‘ & ‘The Pomegranate’ illustrate so beautifully my own personal experience of motherhood – the simultaneous joy & anguish. Her words will live on & continue to touch hearts.
Few Things You Need To Know About The Late Poet Eavan Boland
She received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Book Awards in 2017 for what was described as her art, her eloquence and her stalwart advocacy for poetry.
In 2015, Eavan Boland’s poem ‘Quarantine’ was shortlisted in the Poem for Ireland competition on RTÉ.
In recent years, she divided her time between Ireland the US, and was Professor of English and director of the creative writing programme at Stanford University.
Her works includes “Outside history eavan”, “child of our time poem” & “boland & eavan boland poems” where of great peotric items.
“Over the years, through her poetry, critical work and teaching she displayed an extraordinary ability to invoke Irish landscapes, myth and everyday experience.
“She became one of the pre-eminent voices in Irish literature, noted for the high standard she sought and achieved.
“The revealing of a hidden Ireland, in terms of what was suffered, neglected, evaded, given insufficient credit, is a part of her achievement.”
President Higgins said she would be missed by all who read her work and those who studied under her.
He added: “To all of us who had the privilege of knowing her, her passing is a source of great loss and sadness.
“To her husband Kevin, their daughters and the members of her extended family, her colleagues in poetry and her wide circle of friends, Sabina and I send our deepest condolences.”