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An Evening with Paul Muldoon, a Topping & Co Event

24 April @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

An Evening with Paul Muldoon

Come for an evening in Topping & Co‘s bookshop to encounter Paul Muldoon’s electric new poems live.

In Joy In Service On Rue Tagore, Muldoon navigates an alphabet of image and history. The collection follows the lives of barleymen and Irish slavers to the last running wolf in Ulster. The search involves the accumulated bric-a-brac of a life, and a reckoning along the way of gains against loss.

Ancient maps are unfurled and brought into focus – the aggregation of Imperial Rome and the dismantling of Standard Oil, the pogroms of a Ukrainian ravine and of a Belfast shipyard.

‘To describe Paul Muldoon’s influence on contemporary poetry is like trying to assess the influence of The Beatles on post-war music: it’s to be seen and heard in the work of almost every British and Irish poet since the 1970’s.’ Irish Post

Paul Muldoon has won many awards for his poetry including the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Griffin Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Born in County Armagh in 1951, he has lived since 1987 in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University.

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