Professor Eavan Boland
Eavan Boland is the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities at Stanford and Melvin and Bill Lane Professor for Director of Creative Writing. She has published ten volumes of poetry, the most recent being A Woman Without A Country (2014) as well as New Collected Poems (2008) and Domestic Violence (2007) and An Origin Like Water: Collected Poems 1967-87 (1996) with W.W. Norton. She has received the Lannan Award for Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award. She has published two volumes of prose: Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time and A Journey with Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet which won a 2012 PEN Award for creative nonfiction. She has co-edited the Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms with Mark Strand and the Norton Anthology of the Sonnet with Edward Hirsch. She teaches a seminar in women poets at Stanford and has always had a keen sense of the vitality and importance of poems by women in the poetic tradition and its history.