Eavan Boland was born in Dublin in 1944. She teaches at Stanford University in California, where she is Mabury/Knapp Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Creative Writing Program.
Her collections of poetry include New Territory (Dublin, Allen Figgis, 1967); The War Horse (London, Gollancz,1975); In Her Own Image (Dublin, Arlen House, 1980); Night Feed (Arlen House, 1982); The Journey (Manchester, Carcanet, 1987); Outside History (Carcanet, 1990); Outside History: Selected Poems 1980-1990 (New York, Norton, 1991); In A Time of Violence (Carcanet/Norton, 1994); The Lost Land (Carcanet/Norton, 1998); Code (Carcanet, 2001); Against Love Poetry (Norton, 2001); New Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2005/Norton, 2008); Domestic Violence (Carcanet/Norton, 2007); and A Woman Without A Country (Carcanet/Norton 2014).
Her other work includes two prose collections: Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (Carcanet/Norton, 1995) and A Journey With Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet (Carcanet/Norton, 2011). With Mark Strand she has edited The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Norton, 2000) and with Edward Hirsch, The Making of A Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (2008). In 2007 she edited The Writer’s World: Irish Writers on Writing (San Antonio, Trinity Press).