Eavan Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1944, to diplomat Frederick Boland and artist Frances Kelly. She was educated in London, New York, and Dublin and has taught at Trinity College, University College, and Bowdoin College; was a member of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa; and is a regular Reviewer for the Irish Times. She currently lives in Stanford, California and Dublin, Ireland, and is Professor of English and Director of the Stegner Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. She is Co-Founder of the feminist publishing company, Arlen House. Her books of poetry include Against Love Poems (Norton, 2001), The Lost Land (1998), An Origin Like Water: Collected Poems 1967-1987 (1996), In a Time of Violence (1994), Outside History: Selected Poems 1980-1990 (1990), The Journey and Other Poems (1986), Night Feed (1982), and In Her Own Image (1980). Boland is also the author of Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (Norton, 1995), a volume of prose, and co-editor of The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (with Mark Strand; Norton, 2000). Her awards include a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award.