A Journey with Two Maps : Becoming a Woman Poet
These inspiring essays from the celebrated poet Eavan Boland are both critical and deeply personal, revealing the adventure, passion, and struggle of becoming a woman poet. In this thematic sequel to her classic Object Lessons, Boland traces her own experiences as a woman, wife, and mother and their effect on her poetry, and she looks to a world where she can change the poetic past as well as the present.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 140 x 211 x 20mm | 225g
- 25 May 2012
- WW Norton & Co
- New York, United States
"[A Journey with Two Maps] attempts to rewrite history in a more fair and truthful manner. Boland's insights into Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Bishop are exquisite. . . . Boland's criticism is spooky with hovering ghosts." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Boland . . . discusses the work of women poets that has been important to her, ranging from the little-known Charlotte Mew to the over-exposed Sylvia Plath, in critical essays that connect seamlessly with the personal to create a provocative collection." -- Booklist
About Eavan Boland
Eavan Boland (1944-2020) was the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, including Outside History, several volumes of nonfiction, and coeditor of the anthology The Making of Poem. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she was one of the foremost female voices in Irish literature. She received a Lannan Foundation Award and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award, among other honors. She taught at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Bowdoin College, and at Stanford University, where she was the director of the creative writing program.