Excerpt from

THE SIGHTSEERS

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

Profile by Sven Birkerts in Ploughshares

Interview in Lily:

Lily: Which poets have influenced your work, and how?

PM: 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.

 

Paul Muldoon at Cafe Improv, Princeton