Baker & Taylor A collection combining eight volumes of diverse, fresh poetry from the acclaimed poet.
Yet my eye is drawn once again, Almost against its wishes, To the figure in the shadows, Willowy, and clean-shaven, As if he simply wandered in Between mending that fuse And washing the breakfast dishes. --from "The Bearded Woman, by Ribera"
Sven Birkerts has said, "It is not usual for a poet of Muldoon's years to have an oeuvre disclosing significant shifts and evolutions. But Muldoon, more than most, is an artist in high flight from self-repetition and the deadening business of living up to created expectations." The body of work in Poems 1968-1998--a comprehensive gathering of Paul Muldoon's eight volumes---finds a great poet reinventing himself and recreating the business of poetry. The thirty-year effort of Muldoon's career thus far, is altogether like a fascinatingly mutable climate in which each freshening period brings---as his first collection was predictively titled---new weather.
Baker & Taylor A comprehensive treasury of Paul Muldoon's eight volumes of poetry illustrates a great poet reinventing himself at every turn and furnishes a glimpse into the fascinating, mutable climate each piece contains.