The Generational Divide in Eavan Boland’s The Achill Woman

Eavan Boland is an Irish poet and author born in Dublin, Ireland in 1944 who focuses much of her work on the national identity of Irish people, the role of Irish women throughout its history, as well as Ireland’s rich and, at times tragic, history and culture as a country itself—especially pertaining to the impact … Read moreThe Generational Divide in Eavan Boland’s The Achill Woman

Eavan Boland and the Poetry of Human Experience

Upon encountering Eavan Boland’s poetry, readers will discover representations of human experiences that are largely accessible, as such facets of existence are expressed in a sincere manner. In the poem ‘Love,’ for instance, Boland explores the experience of love in her own marriage. Boland often uses a personal experience to reflect on an issue of … Read moreEavan Boland and the Poetry of Human Experience

Ceres and Persephone in ‘The Pomegranate’ and ‘The Bistro Styx’

As time passes, plants grow, people age and eventually the ones who hold most dear will leave your side. In the myth of Ceres and Persephone, the God of Harvest loses her matured daughter to the King of the Underworld. The tale continues on to display the search for the prolonged search for her dear … Read moreCeres and Persephone in ‘The Pomegranate’ and ‘The Bistro Styx’