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In a Time of Violence: Poems #2020

In a Time of Violence Poems This her seventh book continues to mine what she has termed the meeting place between womanhood and history

  • Title: In a Time of Violence: Poems
  • Author: Eavan Boland
  • ISBN: 9780393312980
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a Time of Violence: Poems By Eavan Boland, This, her seventh book, continues to mine what she has termed the meeting place between womanhood and history.

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    1. In a Time of Violence, by Eavan Boland, 1994 From the beginning of this book, Irish poet Eavan Boland wants to get at real things She quotes Plato from the Republic an imitative poet implants an evil constitution at the start of her seven poem sequence Writing in a Time of Violence Her prefatory poem The Singers , one of my favorites from this book, speaks of a revelation After whichEvery day was still shaped by weather,But every night their mouths filled withAtlantic storms and clouded over sta [...]

    2. I like Eavan Boland a lot I like the mood she creates with her poetry, the way she draws me in to a dream like state Her longing for Ireland, the Ireland that was and the Ireland that could have been, becomes my own The importance of language and memory permeate her work That being said, I liked her longer collections better than this one, but this was still worth reading.My favorite poem was the first, That the Science of Cartography is Limited That the Science of Cartography is Limited and not [...]

    3. A resonant, hauntingly lyrical book of poems.Some favorite moments And only when the dangerwas plain in the music could you knowtheir true measure of rejoicing infinding a voice where they found a vision from The Singers we will live, we have livedwhere language is concealed Is perilous.We will be we have been citizensof its hiding place But it is too lateto shut the book of satin phrases from Writing in a Time of Violence And I make this mark A woman in the doorway of her house.A river in the c [...]

    4. I think my favorite so far It contains the heart piercing Legends dedicated to her youngest daughter The Singers breathes a sense of place held by women in that place that is both harsh and honored The whole first section by the same title as the book is haunting one feels how a forest, a doll museum holds the anguish of the heart that remain long after the deeds of history Each poem has its own weather In What Language Did, time stands still yet for the immortal legendary figures but moves on f [...]

    5. Same old problem with those blasted stars I actually read this a couple of weeks ago when I was in Dublin for 2 days as it seemed a good book to take with me as I d not yet read it, and I wasn t disappointed It s a slim volume, and not recent, but very much well worth reading, with some excellent and very thought provoking poems.

    6. I really enjoyed these poems The images, the cadence, the references to myths, even just the experience of reading poetry from a poetry book and not in isolation from each other, it was all just lovely.

    7. I have to give this four stars because she s famous and that makes her cool, but it s not what I d call riveting.

    8. I have to give this four stars because she s famous and that makes her cool, but it s not what I d call riveting.

    9. This book was my introduction to Boland s subtlety and skill Her poems are quietly powerful and nuanced Her language is radiant.

    10. Poetry helps me find meaning in a chaotic world that seems to care little for women Eagan Boland explores what it means to be a woman searching for words that shape our sense of place, our place in history, and our lives in the present Although published in 1994, this volume features complex poems that juxtapose present moments with the past to question both language and historical memory These poems resonate w me in this moment in time, a time of collective historical amnesia We are sewing coff [...]

    11. There are some fine and heart felt poems in the collection, and I am happy to recommend it on that basis I do not find her work here to be linguistically impressive, but I quite like her structures, feelings, cultural intensity, and the personality that comes through.

    12. I recognize well developed skill and interesting themes, but all in all it s writing that I just don t connect to Three stars because there are moments, particularly in the later poems about aging, that are quite resonant.

    13. I m so not good with poetry I m out of practice So 3 stars for I liked it and not anything against the quality.

    14. Amazing There is a poem in there about a painting burning up, and the image of it is still in my head right now They are at the lintel At the door At the canvas, At her mouth.

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