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The End of the Poem

Paul Muldoon

The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures by Paul Muldoon is an engaging, rigorous and insightful investigation of a diverse group of poems.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571240814
Date Published
15.01.2009
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Summary

The End of the Poem contains the fifteen lectures delivered by Paul Muldoon as Oxford Professor of Poetry, from 1999 to 2004. Rather than individual and discrete performances, these lectures form a dazzling set of variations around the sustained theme of ‘the end of the poem’. Each lecture explores a different sense of an ending: whether a poem can ever be a free-standing structure, read and written in isolation from other poems; whether a poem’s line-endings are forms of closure (and where this might leave the poem in prose); whether the poem is completed only with the reader’s act of understanding; whether revision brings a poem nearer to its ideal ending (when does a poet know when a poem has come to an end?); what is the right true end of poetry, and is the end of the poem the beginning of criticism, including an Arnoldian ‘criticism of life’?

PaulMuldoon

Paul Muldoon is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and the most recent, Howdie-Skelp (2021). His other awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 2003 Griffin Prize, the 2015 Pigott Prize, and the 2017 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Born in County…

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