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A Poet’s Dublin was published to celebrate the seventieth birthday of acclaimed Irish poet, Eavan Boland. Edited by Paula Meehan and Jody Allen Randolph, A Poet’s Dublin brings together many of Boland’s best-known poems with her own photographs of Dublin.

In November 2014 Illuminations, the digital gallery at Maynooth University, staged an exhibition of images and poems from A Poet’s Dublin, in an exhibition curated and organised by Jody Allen Randolph and Moynagh Sullivan.

This website coincides with and supplements the exhibition. The website includes the texts of twelve poems and three prose pieces from A Poet’s Dublin along with recordings of Eavan Boland reading each poem and prose piece. Eavan Boland has recorded her own thoughts on each text, and a range of writers and critics respond to Boland’s work. A full gallery of images is available.

A Poet’s Dublin was published by Carcanet in 2014. It is available from Carcarnet directly here.

This website is part of the work of the Illuminations gallery at Maynooth University and was compiled by Illuminations curator Colin Graham.

This project has been supported by the Identities, Diversity, Values research cluster at Maynooth University and Boston College Ireland. Thanks for their generous help in curating the exhibition and website to Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Michael Schmidt, Helen Tookey, Antoinette Milne, Artist Maser, Damien Dempsey, The Drummond family, Kevin Reynolds, RTÉ and Poetry Ireland.

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