Eavan Boland Tribute

Friday, May 01, 2020 | Connemara Community Radio

Connemara Community Radio presents a special tribute devoted to 'one of the foremost voices in Irish literature', Eavan Boland, who has passed away aged 75, featuring a tribute from a fellow poet friend and former student Joan McBreen.

Boland, who was professor of English and humanities and director of the creative writing programme at Stanford University, broke the mould of Irish poetry - and drew new audiences to the form - by making women's experiences central to her poems.

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Bookmark with Don Noble : Joan McBreen on Alabama Public Television

Joan McBreen, speaks of her friend Eavan Boland's great generosity to her in this interview excerpt from 2014. The full interview can be found here : https://vimeo.com/91523381

English professor Don Noble engages authors in a thoughtful discussion about their lives, creative influences, and of course, their literary works.

When English professor Don Noble was asked by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television & Radio in 1988 to host a series of interviews with writers, he agreed without hesitation. "One of my academic fields is contemporary literature, so I'm very interested in living writers. I thought the program would give me an opportunity to meet these people I'd been reading and studying." Since venturing into broadcasting Noble has hosted over 100 half-hour shows featuring interviews with writers including literary "stars" such as James Dickey, John Barth, Peter Taylor, Ray Bradbury, Shirley Ann Grau, and Anne Rivers Siddons. His latest series, Bookmark, airs at 11:00 a. m. each Sunday on Alabama Public Television. On Bookmark, Noble often spends a half-hour with a single writer, engaging them in a thoughtful and extended conversation.

Don Noble is professor emeritus of English at the University of Alabama, host of Alabama Public Television's author interview program Bookmark, and book reviewer for Alabama Public Radio. He is the editor of volumes on Harper Lee, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and Fitzgerald and three collections of Alabama fiction, Climbing Mt. Cheaha, A State of Laughter, and Belles' Letters (with Jennifer Horne). He won a regional Emmy for Achievement in Screenwriting with Brent Davis for a documentary on Alabama writer William Bradford Huie and was the recipient of the 2000 Eugene Current-Garcia Award and the 2013 Wayne Greenhaw Service Award from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

The Center for Public TV is a full-service multimedia and video production department within the University of Alabama, College of Communication. CPT offers creative services, remote production packages, animation and illustration,Adobe Premiere HD editing, special effects, and studio facilities. Our expertise ranges from, promotional and commercial productions, to corporate training presentations as well as DVD and Web design.

Dr. Noble is the host of Alabama Public Radio's book review series as well as host of BOOKMARK which airs on Alabama Public Television.

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