"Atlantis-A Lost Sonnet" is printed by UICB Printer Sara Langworthy in celebration of poet Eavan Boland's visit to the University of Iowa as an Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor in October 2009. Boland began her visit to Iowa City by reading in the Shambaugh Auditorium as the featured guest for a public reading in honor of Paul Engle. For more information on Eavan Boland and the reading please go here.
The edition of 100 is printed on dampened Johannot paper using hand-set Bembo types. The image is printed from photopolymer plates made using torn paper stencils. The broadside is 11.25 x 16.25 inches. This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.
The UICB is happy to offer 60 of these prints, all signed by Boland and numbered, for sale to support the Center's studios. The edition is limited, so order now while supplies last. All proceeds will go toward the UICB type and equipment fund.
$50 + s/h (+ sales tax for in-state sales)
Boland is a professor of English at Stanford University where she directs the creative writing program. Her books of poetry include New Collected Poems (W.W. Norton & Co., 2008), Domestic Violence, (2007), Against Love Poems (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).
In addition to her books of poetry, Boland is also the author of Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (W. W. Norton, 1995), a volume of prose, After Every War (Princeton, 2004), an anthology of German women poets, and she co-edited The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (with Mark Strand; W. W. Norton & Co., 2000).
Her awards include a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry, an American Ireland Fund Literary Award, a Jacob's Award for her involvement in The Arts Programme broadcast on RTÉ Radio, and an honorary degree from Trinity.