The Irish poetry community pay tribute to Eavan Boland

They shared her work, work of their own, and tried to put into words what Boland meant to each of them.
The Irish poetry community pay tribute to Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland has died, following a stroke in her home in Dublin, at the age of 75.

She published 10 volumes of poetry, releasing her first collection, 23 poems in 1962 before she was 20 years old.

Upon hearing the news the Irish poetry community flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to “one of the greatest Irish poets”.

They shared her work, work of their own, and tried to put into words what Boland meant to each of them.

President Michael D Higgins began by saying she had the "extraordinary ability to invoke Irish landscapes, myth and everyday experience".

Her daughter, Eavan also took to the social media platform to pay tribute to her “wonderful mum” who was an “inspiration to so many”.

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