My father and mother, my brother and sister
and I, with uncle Pat, our dour best-loved uncle,
had set out that Sunday afternoon in July
in his broken-down Ford
not to visit some graveyard --
Paul Muldoon's official website
by Sven Birkerts in Ploughshares
Paul Muldoon at Cafe Improv, Princeton
Which poets have influenced your work, and how?
The biggest influence was John Donne, whom I read as a teenager. He’s the poet
who excels in the farfetched metaphor, and the extended metaphor.