Paul Muldoon Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet
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Planet Poet-Words in Space  – NEW PODCAST!  LISTEN to my 2020 WIOX Radio conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.  Hear his views on poetry, teaching, and on the process and challenges of producing last year’s Sharon Springs Poetry Festival (the Festival’s fourth year) virtually during Covid.  Please note that the Festival was upcoming when this show was initially broadcast in October. A great highlight of the show:  Hear Paul Muldoon read his poem, “The Bannisters” from his 2020 poetry collection Frolic and Detour.

 Paul Muldoon is the author of 14 major collections of poetry, innumerable smaller collections, works of criticism, opera libretti, books for children, song lyrics, radio and television drama.  His poetry has been translated into twenty languages.

 The Times Literary Supplement has described Paul Muldoon as “the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War”.  Roger Rosenblatt, writing in The New York Times Book Review, described Paul Muldoon as “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.”

 Also featured: Planet Poet’s Poet-At-Large, Pamela Manché Pearce and composer Robert Cucinotta’ s recent work - “Wagner Night at Brighton Beach.”

            Yours in Radio, Sharon

 

 

Planet Poet – Words in Space:
A WIOX Community Radio Production 

Planet Poet theme music by Robert Cucinotta 

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