"we can only do what it seems to us we were made for, look at this world with a happy eye but from a sober perspective.”

-W.H. Auden

Five Dialogues: Paul Muldoon

Here we present the first of our Five Dialogues on art, in which the poet Paul Muldoon talks about his own poetry, what poetry means today, and how it hides, surprisingly, among us.

The Times Literary Supplement has called Paul Muldoon "the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War."  His poetry has won the T.S. Eliot prize and the Pulitzer Prize and was elected Professor of Poetryat the University of Oxford (1999-2004).  He is the poetry editor at The New Yorker and teaches at Princeton University.

February 12, Saturday Night

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