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Paul Muldoon Quotes & Quotations
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    For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated people or people otherwise interested in reading, do not read poetry. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    Frost isn't exactly despised but not enough people have worked out what a brilliant poet he was. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    I certainly am interested in accessibility, clarity, and immediacy. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    I do a lot of readings. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    I suppose for whatever reason I actively welcome being put down, something which perhaps goes back to my upbringing - that accusation of not being worthy which could be laid at one's door. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    I think it's too simple to say that violence equals energy; people have said that along the way. Violence is debilitating as much as anything else. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    It seems to me the structure of the Quartets is too imposed. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    It's not as if I'm trying to write crossword puzzles to which one might find an answer at the back of the book or anything like that. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    Last year I was a judge for a prize in England, the T.S. Eliot Prize, so I read everything that was published in England last year. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    Living at that pitch, on that edge, is something which many poets engage in to some extent. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond - had to try to make sense of was what was happening on a day-to-day political level. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    That's one of the great things about poetry; one realises that one does one's little turn - that you're just part of the great crop, as it were. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    The other side of it is that, despite all that, people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    The teachers I had myself, the best of them were quite extraordinary, and really did inspire one into reading, or indeed, writing. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    What I try to do is to go into a poem - and one writes them, of course, poem by poem - to go into each poem, first of all without having any sense whatsoever of where it's going to end up. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    Words want to find chimes with each other, things want to connect. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon
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    Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years - because we were having such a good time. Paul-MuldoonPaul Muldoon