All posts tagged: Chris Agee

A Saturday Woman Poet, Eavan Boland.

Whilst reading the Chris Agee edited Poetry (October – November 1995), I happened upon the truly beautiful Mother Ireland, penned by Eavan Boland. I am adding a Boston Globe interview (excerpted) and Eavan Boland link, entitled Exploring Poetry’s ‘Lesser Space‘ to the blog as this week’s Saturday Woman Poet , which is becoming a regular item on the blog. I have included the links to the Saturday Woman Poet archive and tag-set alongside other related links. The interview is companion to a post that I re-blogged this week , entitled Female Complexities, Dorothy Molloy and fits neatly into the theme of intimacy in writing, as opposed to the monumental writ upon a large-scale canvas poetry beloved of politicians and other uncreative people.  Sylvia Plath referred to this celebration of the small, the real and the domestic as a writing of the thinginess of things, the exploration of  poetic voice grounded in objects. It is most visible in the final poem of her Ariel sequence, Wintering. I have linked both of  these aforementioned posts on Plath and Molloy at the base of this post. …