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The Creative Word: Shades and Contours: A Cartography of the State of Poetry

Poet Eavan Boland explores the unchartable landscape of poetry today.

The Poetry Society Annual Lecture with Eavan Boland
Held in association with Bishopsgate Institute

Eavan Boland, an explorer of life, of women’s lives in particular, and of British and Irish poetry in general, has been invited to give the Poetry Society’s annual lecture.

Eavan Boland has lived in Ireland, England and the United States and has had a long and distinguished career as a leading poet of her generation. In both her art and her critical explorations, she has reflected on the complex intersections and divergences between the language, meaning, history, inheritance, obligations and public functions of poetry on both sides of the Irish Sea and either side of the Atlantic.

They have till dawn to set
the ships on course, the compasses dead straight.
When we look up the distances are lost on us.
Everything seems near and purposeful.
And bright. And side by side.
From Neighbours by Eavan Boland

The event will be introduced by Anne-Marie Fyfe.

For further information about The Poetry Society please visit www.poetrysociety.org.uk.


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Date and Time:

31 January 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
020 7392 9200

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£12, concessions £8; advance booking required

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Bishopsgate Institute is two minutes walk from Liverpool Street station.

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