Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement
Published : Monday 14 September 2015
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Original study of contemporary women poets in Ireland, presenting readings of four important poets (Eavan Boland, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Mairead Byrne and Vona Groarke) and exploring themes and patterns in contemporary Irish women's poetry.
An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and the OAPEN library. This study examines the intersection of private and public spheres through the representation of memory in contemporary poetry by Irish women. Collins explores how memory shapes creativity in the work of well-known poets such as Eavan Boland, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Medbh McGuckian as well as in that of an exciting group of younger poets. This book analyses, for the first time, the complex responses to the past recorded by contemporary women poets in Ireland and the implications these have for the concept of a national tradition.