March 1 1847. By the first post : poem

Biographical and Historical Notes

Eavan Aisling Boland

Born in 1944 in Dublin, but spending her youth in London and New York, Eavan Aisling Boland began producing poetry in the 1960s. She gained greater prominence in the 1980s with works which generated debate over feminism and the place of the female poet in a largely male field. Boland is known for placing women within the context of patriarchal Irish traditions and myths.


"Eavan (Aisling) Boland." Contemporary Literary Criticism (reproduced in Literature Resource Center). (accessed August 17, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

Clipping of a poem by female Irish poet, Eavan Boland titled, "March 1 1847. By The First Post." Poem appeared in The Independent (London) on April 20, 1994. The clipping is signed by Eavan Boland.