Poems 1968-1998

Paul Muldoon

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Yet my eye is drawn once again,
Almost against its wishes,
To the figure in the shadows,
Willowy, and clean-shaven,
As if he simply wandered in
Between mending that fuse
And washing the breakfast dishes.
--from "The Bearded Woman, by Ribera"

Sven Birkerts has said, "It is not usual for a poet of Muldoon's years to have an oeuvre disclosing significant shifts and evolutions. But Muldoon, more than most, is an artist in high flight from self-repetition and the deadening business of living up to created expectations." The body of work in Poems 1968-1998--a comprehensive gathering of Paul Muldoon's eight volumes---finds a great poet reinventing himself and recreating the business of poetry. The thirty-year effort of Muldoon's career thus far, is altogether like a fascinatingly mutable climate in which each freshening period brings---as his first collection was predictively titled---new weather.

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Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet Paul Muldoon read his poem "The Sightseers." Paul Muldoon is the author of ten books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Moy Sand and Gravel, Maggot and Horse Latitudes. He teaches at Princeton University. Listen to this poetry reading and then learn more about poet Paul Muldoon at http://us.macmillan.com/author/paulmuldoon

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Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon was born in Northern Ireland in 1951. He lives with his wife, the novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, and their two children in New Jersey, and teaches at Princeton University. In 1999, he was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.

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Poems 1968-1998
Paul Muldoon

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2001
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ISBN: 9780374125431
ISBN10: 0374125430
6 x 9 inches, 480 pages
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April 2002
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