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The evening will feature poetry discussion and reflection focussing on Eavan Boland's latest works, Domestic Violence
The evening will feature poetry discussion and reflection focussing on Eavan Boland's latest works, Domestic Violence

Press Release - 09 April 2008

Talk to explore daily dramas of women through poetry

The daily dramas will be explored at an evening of discussion and readings of contemporary Irish poet Eavan Boland at Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI) on Wednesday 23 April 2008 at 7.30pm.

Local people are invited to an evening of poetry discussion and reflection focussing on Eavan Boland's latest works, Domestic Violence (Carcanet, 2007).

From seductions and quarrels, anger and grief to the care of children, the poems examine the emotional scenes in which the dramas of women's lives are played out.

“Eavan Boland is a leading contemporary poet whose work is very important in the context of modern Irish writing,” said Dr David Skidmore, who will lead the event. Dr Skidmore lectures at the University of Bath’s Department of Education and is a member of the Poetry Book Society of Bath.

“I find her work approachable and often very lyrical.”

Boland has written nine volumes of published poetry and lives in Dublin and California, where she is professor of English at Stanford University.

Admission is £2 (£1 students/BRLSI members) and tickets are available on the door. The BRLSI is located at 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN. Doors open at 7pm.


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