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Selected Poems 1968–2014

Selected Poems 1968–2014

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ISBN
9780571327959
Published
15/09/2016
9780571327959
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
240

About the Book

A thrilling new selection of Paul Muldoon’s poetry, drawn from over four decades and twelve individual collections.

A poet who ‘began as a prodigy and has gone on to become a virtuoso’ (Michael Hofmann) and hailed by Seamus Heaney as ‘one of the era’s true originals’, Paul Muldoon seems almost to defy definition in his work; nevertheless, this selection, chosen by the poet himself, will serve new readers as an indispensable introduction to his trademark combination of intellectual high jinx and emotional honesty. And for those readers already familiar with his work, the volume provides a panoramic glance across the meteoric career of a poet who performs ‘high above the regular traffic of poetry’ (Sunday Times).

A thrilling new selection of Paul Muldoon’s poetry, drawn from over four decades and twelve individual collections.A poet who ‘began as a prodigy and has gone on to become a virtuoso’ (Michael Hofmann) and hailed by Seamus Heaney as ‘one of the era’s true originals’, Paul Muldoon seems almost to defy definition in his work; nevertheless, this selection, chosen by the poet himself, will serve new readers as an indispensable introduction to his trademark combination of intellectual high jinx and emotional honesty. And for those readers already familiar with his work, the volume provides a panoramic glance across the meteoric career of a poet who performs ‘high above the regular traffic of poetry’ (Sunday Times).
  • Paul Muldoon

    Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He read English at Queen's University, Belfast, and published his first collection of poems, New Weather, in 1973. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Horse Latitudes (2006). Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. From 1999 to 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Paul Muldoon was given an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in 1996. Other recent awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, and the 2003 Griffin Prize.

“‘One of the great poets of the past hundred years, who can be everything in his poems – word-playful, lyrical, hilarious, melancholy. And angry. Only Yeats before him could write with such measured fury.’”
- Roger Rosenblatt, New York Times
“‘[Muldoon’s] technical and linguistic brilliance is probably second to none; the poems are the textual equivalent of a high-wire act, with juggling.’”
- Fran Brearton, Guardian

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