“A poet at the peak of her power . . . one of Ireland’s greatest, and among the best writing in English anywhere.”—BooklistThese are poems about the charged spaces in which people live, about the interiors where seductions, quarrels, memories, and griefs occur. A marriage is a window for outward violence; a painted cup becomes a theater for a long love; in an ordinary room a mythic violation takes place.
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Vivid and passionate, if at times repetitive, Boland's 10th book of verse returns to familiar subjects: Irish landscapes, seascapes and townscapes, erotic passion and persistent anger between men and women, households that carry the weight of an unjust history, and Boland's own hopes to make that...Jan 22 2007 | Read Full Review of Domestic Violence: Poems
some beloved older woman—like “the bolt of silk / you once brought home and / rolled out on a table, showing / the gloomy color pewter becomes / by candlelight.” At times she’s even playfully conversational, as in “Atlantis—A Lost Sonnet,” when she remembers wondering how a whole city could disap...May 11 2007 | Read Full Review of Domestic Violence: Poems