Muldoon, Paul 1999

Wednesday, April 7, 1999

I’ve done some heavy lifting
And flexed my abs against the absolute
On the monastery farm
I’ve tried and tried the treadmill of the true
But it’s as nothing, schoolmarm,
To what I’ve tried with you

– Paul Muldoon, “Schoolmarm”

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Listen to Paul Muldoon read and discuss his work for the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Lectures:

I ran into Miss Adventure
At the Bluebird Cafe
I pressed myself upon her
She kinda gave way
I said I’m racked with guilt
For having made so free
She gave her head a tilt
She said don’t you see

– Paul Muldoon, “You Gotta Take Out Milt”

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Read an interview with Paul Muldoon from the Paris Review:

Paris Review – The Art of Poetry No. 87, Paul Muldoon

The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.

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