A new collection of poems about marriage by one of our most celebrated poets.These powerful poems are written against the perfections and idealizations of traditional love poetry. The man and woman in these poems are husband and wife, custodians of ordinary, aging human love. They are not figures in a love poem. Time is their essential witness, and not their destroyer.
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By way of explaining one of her recent poems, ''That the Science of Cartography Is Limited,'' Eavan Boland wrote last year that she remained connected to this poem -- a philosophical measure of how little official documents tell us about humanity -- because it represented to her ''a small diagram...Nov 04 2001 | Read Full Review of Against Love Poetry: Poems
Boland's defiant stances, here as before, will remind many readers of Adrienne Rich—but the comparison may not be favorable for Boland: Rich's best work evinces complications, self-doubts and formal challenges the younger poet's rhetoric avoids, while Boland's aural choices mostly copy, rather th...| Read Full Review of Against Love Poetry: Poems
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