The late Eavan Boland's new poetry collection is due to be posthumously published next week by Carcanet Press.

The Historians takes up many of Boland’s regular themes, myth and history, the lives of women, including her own family, the power and limits of poetry.

Eavan Boland

Poet Paula Meehan shares poems from the collection with RTÉ Arena - listen above.

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