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Paul Muldoon

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I do a lot of readings.

Paul Muldoon

I was born in Northern Ireland in 1951. I lived most of my life there until 1986 or 1987.

Paul Muldoon

I think it's too simple to say that violence equals energy; people have said that along the way. Violence is debilitating as much as anything else.

Paul Muldoon

It's not as if I'm trying to write crossword puzzles to which one might find an answer at the back of the book or anything like that.

Paul Muldoon

Poetry is not being taught to the extent it used to be - and various aspects of memorizing poetry are not being taught.

Paul Muldoon

The teachers I had myself, the best of them were quite extraordinary, and really did inspire one into reading, or indeed, writing.

Paul Muldoon

I suppose for whatever reason I actively welcome being put down, something which perhaps goes back to my upbringing - that accusation of not being worthy which could be laid at one's door.

Paul Muldoon

Finally, I suppose, I'm interested in poems where one isn't stopped or where one is only stopped for a good reason.

Paul Muldoon

I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme.

Paul Muldoon

We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.

Paul Muldoon

What I try to do is to go into a poem - and one writes them, of course, poem by poem - to go into each poem, first of all without having any sense whatsoever of where it's going to end up.

Paul Muldoon

I live in New Jersey now, which always gets a bad rap here and there, but I must say, I enjoy living here too.

Paul Muldoon

Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years - because we were having such a good time.

Paul Muldoon

The ground swell is what's going to sink you as well as being what buoys you up. These are cliches also, of course, and I'm sometimes interested in how much one can get away with.

Paul Muldoon

I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.

Paul Muldoon

One would have liked those titles to be almost invisible, to only flash up, as it were, for a moment on the screen.

Paul Muldoon

Frost isn't exactly despised but not enough people have worked out what a brilliant poet he was.

Paul Muldoon

Last year I was a judge for a prize in England, the T.S. Eliot Prize, so I read everything that was published in England last year.

Paul Muldoon

I read virtually everything, certainly by the obvious candidates, published in this country and across the water.

Paul Muldoon

One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.

Paul Muldoon

Well my mother was a teacher, so there was always this sense that teaching is a noble calling, which I think it is.

Paul Muldoon

The other side of it is that, despite all that, people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives.

Paul Muldoon

On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place.

Paul Muldoon

Living at that pitch, on that edge, is something which many poets engage in to some extent.

Paul Muldoon

For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated people or people otherwise interested in reading, do not read poetry.

Paul Muldoon
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