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Paul Muldoon

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McCartney's 'The Lyrics': A talk with its editor, poet Paul Muldoon


(The original broadcast of this program on January 7, 2022, featured musical examples of Paul McCartney’s work. Due to copyright laws, we could not include them on this Webpost or on Midday's podcast. The audio we've posted contains the complete conversation between Tom Hall and Paul Muldoon.) Rolling Stone Magazine called Paul McCartney's"Yesterday" “the best song of the 20th century.” It’s been covered and recorded by thousands of artists, and it is universally loved. Paul McCartney wrote it in 1965, when he was 23 and in the middle of his stint with The Beatles. Sir Paul turned 80 in June of 2022, and he’s still writing, recording and performing. In a prolific musical career that began in 1956, McCartney has written or co-written more than 400 songs. The lyrics to 154 of them are included in The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, a new, two-volume set of books that place the words to the songs next to McCartney's back stories for each of them. Today on Midday, Tom's guest is the wonderful poet Paul Muldoon. Muldoon was tapped by Paul McCartney to help him with the book. Muldoon wrote an introduction, and edited conversations with McCartney into the essays that accompany each song. Paul Muldoon is perfectly positioned to curate such a collection. He is a song lyricist himself, and a member of a band called Rogue Oliphant. He even teaches a course in songwriting at Princeton University, where he’s been on the faculty for 35 years. He is also the author of 14 poetry collections and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. His latest collection is called Howdie-Skelp. We’ll talk about that book as well later in the program. Paul Muldoon joins us on Zoom from New York… (Because this conversation was recorded, we can't take any call or comments today.)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 Sep 2022

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Paul Muldoon - Rough Magic Theatre Company - Under The Banner Of Heaven - Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid


Poet Paul Muldoon is on the road again with Muldoon's Picnic; Rough Magic Theatre Company will perform 'The Tempest' at the Kilkenny Arts Festival; Declan Burke reviews Under The Banner of Heaven and Pat Carty previews an IFI screening of Sam Peckipah's classic Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid


26 Jul 2022

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Paul Muldoon on WB Yeats

The Essay

Five writers go on five reflective, restorative and often playful journeys in search of the final resting places of their literary heroes. Today Paul Muldoon recalls numerous pilgrimages to the rugged West Coast of Ireland, where the remains of WB Yeats may or may not be buried, as per his poetical final request.Producer: Ciaran Bermingham


14 Jun 2022

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Pages 554 - 561 │ Oxen of the Sun, part VIII │ Read by Paul Muldoon

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce

Pages 554 - 561 │ Oxen of the Sun, part VIII │ Read by Paul MuldoonPaul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he has taught at Princeton University for thirty-five years. He is the author of fourteen collections of poetry including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, and Howdie-Skelp, published by FSG and Faber and Faber in 2021.Buy Howdie-Skelp here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9780571365746/howdie-skelppaulmuldoonpoetry.com*Looking for our author interview podcast? Listen here: https://podfollow.com/shakespeare-and-companySUBSCRIBE NOW FOR EARLY EPISODES AND BONUS FEATURESAll episodes of our Ulysses podcast are free and available to everyone. However, if you want to be the first to hear the recordings, by subscribing, you can now get early access to recordings of complete sections.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/shakespeare-and-company/id6442697026Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoIn addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit.*Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.comBuy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulyssesFind out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/homeAdam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.netBuy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-timeDr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpSVisit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ Music production by Adrien Chicot.Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/Follow Adrien Chicot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/adrienchicot/Photo of Paul Muldoon by Adrian Cook See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 May 2022

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Paul Muldoon on the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission

The ABR Podcast

In 2020, the Victorian government declared it would establish a Truth and Justice process to ‘recognise historic wrongs and address ongoing injustices for Aboriginal Victorians’. The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission was announced in March this year as the governing body of this process, one to be led by five commissioners and invested with the powers of a royal commission. In today’s episode, Paul Muldoon reads his essay from the July issue, ‘The prison of the past’, which considers the future challenges and complexities facing the commission. As he writes: ‘In truth and reconciliation, “healing” has come to assume a central importance. But exactly who or what is being healed?’See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


30 Jun 2021

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The Quarantine Tapes 183: Paul Muldoon

The Quarantine Tapes

On episode 183 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by poet and professor, Paul Muldoon. In this conversation, Paul offers a thoughtful look at his process as a poet and what it means to write work that speaks to this moment.The pair discuss some of Paul’s influences, as a writer, including T.S. Eliot and John Donne. He reads from a poem he worked on in the early weeks of the pandemic, “Plaguey Hill,” and previews his recently-announced project with Paul McCartney. Paul brings us all into his practice as both a teacher and a writer, and explains how important unknowing is to writing, and confronts what it means to approach the page from a place of innocence and ignoranceREAD: Plaguey Hill, a new poem by Paul Muldoon  Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he has taught at Princeton University for more than thirty years. He is the author of fourteen collections of poetry including Howdie-Skelp, due from FSG and Faber and Faber in 2021. Among his awards are the 1972 Eric Gregory Award, the 1980 Sir Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award, the 1994 T.S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, the 2003 Griffin International Prize for Poetry, the 2004 American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the 2004 Shakespeare Prize, the 2006 European Prize for Poetry, the 2015 Pigott Poetry Prize, the 2017 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry, and the 2020 Michael Marks Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Credits:Paul Holdengraber - Co-Creator, Host, OLA DirectorAnthony Audi - Co-Creator, Researcher, OLA DirectorAlejandro Cohen - Co-Creator, Producer, ComposerChristian Pitt - Production Coordinator Erin Cooney - Copy, ProductionDublab Team


12 Apr 2021

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Episode 054 - Paul Muldoon

Seton Hall Undergraduate Leaders Podcast

This episode features Paul Muldoon. He is a Pulitzer-prize winning poet who has published 14 full-length poetry collections, as well as countless other pieces of writing. Born in Northern Ireland, he studied at Queen’s University in Belfast and worked as a producer for the BBC until becoming a freelance writer in the mid-1980s. He was the poetry editor of The New Yorker from 2007-2017 and has served as a professor of poetry at both Oxford University and Princeton University, and he currently occupies the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 chair in the Humanities at Princeton. He has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as “The most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.”


24 Feb 2021

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Paul Muldoon Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet

Planet Poet - Words in Space

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 


5 Feb 2021

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Jean Hanff Korelitz & Paul Muldoon, Corcadorca, music from Joel Harkin


Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel 'You Should Have Known' has been adapted as current series 'The Undoing' on Sky Atlantic. Jean and her husband, the poet Paul Muldoon, discuss, Show, the annual theatre event from Corcadorca goes online, playwright Clare Monnelly & Pat Kiernan Artistic Director of the Theatre chat to Sean and music from Joel Harkin.


23 Nov 2020

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The Second Coming Turns 100 (Part I): A Discussion of W.B. Yeats’ Classic Poem of Polarization with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon (Princeton University)

The Purple Principle

How does a century-old poem written in Ireland as European civil wars erupted in the aftermath of World War I still resonate in our own partisan era? That is the central question The Purple Principle asks in both Episode 14 and 15, as the classic poem, “The Second Coming”, by William Butler Yeats, turns one hundred years young. In Episode 14, our special guest is another great Irish poet, Paul Muldoon, author of 15 collections of poetry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and Professor of Poetry at Princeton University. Muldoon speaks about the poem’s insight and longevity, the influences at work on Yeats as he wrote it, and the impact Yeats still exerts on poetry today. The center cannot hold.. The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity… Lines published one hundred years ago this month (November 1920) that still speak to us today here in the U.S., as we polarize over COVID, election results, and other issues. Tune in to learn more about the remarkable relevance and endurance of “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats with special guest, the renowned Irish poet, Paul Muldoon.Original music composed and created by Ryan Adair Rooney. For show notes and transcript, please visit our website: www.fluentknowledge.com/shows/the-purple-principle/the-second-coming-turns-100


12 Nov 2020