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Boland: Journey of a Poet – Siobhán Cullen in Druid’s production; the artist Debbie Chapman is painting a portrait of Eavan Boland in the background

BOLAND: JOURNEY OF A POET On demand from the Mick Lally Theatre, Galway ★★☆☆☆ Who is the best person to tell the important story of a famous chronicl(...)

Eavan Boland reading from her collection In a Time of Violence, at a Guinness Writers’ Lunch in Doheny and Nesbitt’s pub, Dublin, 1994. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a series of paintings flit across the screen, the poet Eavan Boland gives an affecting appreciation. “My mother painted these beautiful, evocative,(...)