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Reading: Anseo by Paul Muldoon

Today Paul Muldoon (19 ). Seamus Heaney has called him one of the greatest poets. I read a poem called Anseo. It’s the Irish way to say ‘present, sir, yes, sir’: 473 more words


I think Christine Keeler's passing makes us all miss 1963 all the more. Ever those of us who weren't there.

I really do.  And doesn’t she look so very thoughtful, so mysterious and so very very naked sitting the wrong way on this chair?  She’s the shape of things to come. 701 more words

In Memoriam, John Ashbery

Following the death of John Ashbery earlier this month, a number of eloquent, incisive memorial essays have been appearing on the web. Given Ashbery’s long history of publishing in the  878 more words

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Happy Birthday Louis MacNeice

Poetically associated with W.H Auden and C. Day-Lewis who he met in Oxford.  He was also in school with John Betjeman and the Art Historian/Soviet Spy Sir Anthony Blunt, who lost the knighthood of course.  184 more words


Happy 90th Birthday to John Ashbery!

Today is the 90th birthday of John Ashbery, who was born on July 27, 1928. At LitHub, Adam Fitzgerald and Emily Skillings have “invited 90 of his dearest friends, collaborators, and admirers to pick a favorite line from his vast published corpus…and write about it in 90 words or fewer.” 318 more words

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'Hedgehog' by Paul Muldoon


by Paul Muldoon

“The snail moves like a
Hovercraft, held up by a
Rubber cushion of itself,
Sharing its secret…”

You can read the full poem… 37 more words