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)