Time Gentlemen, Please

In the annual Poetry Society UK lecture, 2008, Eavan Boland gave a riveting critique of what has happened to the political poem in recent times. One element of the discussion was whether poetry has become too polite, too refined, and too engaged with monitoring its own processes to look out into the world in order to see clearly the processes which control us. Over her career, Boland has often written about poets having to have the freedom to write the political poem, to ask where authority resides and who will contest it.

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