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Rosita Boland

Perfectly in tune with landscape, whether that of Ireland or of the Australian outback, she is also an acute observer of relationships.

— Field Day Anthology

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Rosita BolandRosita Boland was born in County Clare in 1965 and lives in Dublin where she is Senior Features Writer at the Irish Times.

She has published two collections of poems, Muscle Creek (Raven Arts, 1991) and Dissecting the Heart (Gallery, 2003). She has travelled extensively, most recently in South East Asia and her travel books include Sea Legs: Hitch-hiking the Coast of Ireland Alone (New Island, 1992), A Secret Map of Ireland (New Island Books, 2005), Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel (2019) and due September 2021 Comrades: A Lifetime of Friendships (Penguin Random House). 

She won the Hennessy Award for First Fiction in 1997.

Dissecting the Heart

The subjects themselves in Rosita Boland’s poems attest to this book’s distinctive quality: a series of museum and gallery exhibits, the falconer’s art, an astronaut’s wife, the savage regime in Teheran and the unexpected places where love can be located, lost, and rediscovered.

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€17.50 hb

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