Kevin Casey Bio, Wiki
Kevin Casey is best known for being the wife of Eavan Boland, an Irish poet, author, and professor. Boland is reported to have died at the age of 75. According to Irish media, she died at home on Monday, April 27th, 2020 after suffering from a stroke.
Kevin Casey & Eavan Boland
Boland married the novelist Kevin Casey in 1969 and had two daughters. Her experiences as a wife and mother influenced her to write about the centrality of the ordinary, as well as providing a frame for more political and historical themes.
A number of poems from Boland’s poetry career are studied by Irish students who take the Leaving Certificate. She was a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.
Against Love Poetry is dedicated to Casey whom she pictures as a steady “clear spirit,” in contrast to her own young “talkative, unsure, unsettled self.” But mostly Boland examines the kinds of questions long-standing couples ask themselves and each other.
Where are the lives we lived
when we were young?
Our kisses, the heat of our skin, our bitter words?
The first waking to the first child’s cry?
Eavan Boland Death & Cause
Eavan Boland died at the age of 75 as per Irish media. She died at home on Monday, April 27th, after suffering from a stroke. The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, posted a tribute to Boland after hearing of her passing, writing that she was “one of the most insightful inner sources of Irish life, not only in life as expressed but as sensed and experienced.”
He also said: “She will be missed by all who have read her work and by students who have had the privilege of learning from her in any one of the academic institutions to which she made such a distinguished contribution, including Trinity College, University College Dublin, and Stanford University. To all of us who had the privilege of knowing her, her passing is a source of great loss and sadness.”
I understand Eavan Boland has passed, may she rest in power. This was Seamus Heaney’s favorite poem of hers, I believe—“Let no love poem ever come to this threshold. / There is no place here for the inexact / praise of the easy graces and sensuality of the body.” pic.twitter.com/XRH83NH7C4
— bradley trumpfheller (@bradtrumpfh) April 27, 2020