Quarantine, by Eavan Boland

 

I first heard this poem when Eavan Boland came to The Art Institute of Chicago for a reading for Poetry Day in 2007. I immediately purchased the book of poems. This poem is searing; each time I read it, I am brought to tears.

 

Eavan Boland:

 

New Collected Poems

 

Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time

 

Outside History: Selected Poems, 1980-1990

 

Lunch Poems: Eavan Boland (UCtelevision)