By (author) Paul Muldoon
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Madoc by Paul Muldoon
Book DescriptionSubtitled "A Mystery," this verse narrative collects several poems concerning the so-called "Pantisocracy" (meaning a state ruled equally by all), a utopian scheme devised and later abandoned by the 18th-century poet-philosophers Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. What if they had indeed set up such an ideal community on the banks of the Susquehanna? That is the crux of this book's long and fascinating title poem, which depicts events via the mind's eye of one of Southey's reputed descendants.The poems in this book also focus more directly on the legend of Madoc himself, the Welsh prince who some believe came to America 300 years before Columbus and sired a line of Welsh-speaking Indians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374523442
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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Newly discovered in the Cash family archives, a treasury of never-before-published poems and songs from the legendary Johnny Cash.
Selected Poems 1968-2014, Hardback (September 2016)
A poet who 'began as a prodigy and has gone on to become a virtuoso' (Michael Hofmann) and hailed by Seamus Heaney as 'one of the era's true originals', Paul Muldoon seems almost to defy definition in his work. This selection, chosen by the poet himself, will serve new readers as an introduction to his work.
One Thousand Things Worth Knowing, Paperback (May 2016)
A collection of poems, that is wide-ranging in its subject matter yet is everywhere concerned with watchfulness. Heedful, hard won, head-turning, heartfelt, it features poems that attempt to bring scrutiny to bear on everything, including scrutiny itself.
Berryman's Fate, Paperback (October 2014)» View all books by Paul Muldoon
Gathering together poems by over fifty poets, Berryman's Fate is at once a testament to John Berryman's living presence in contemporary poetic culture and a gift on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. Contributors include Paul Muldoon, John Montague, Paula Meehan, and Martin Dyar.
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Author Biography - Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon was born in Northern Ireland in 1951. He lives with his family in New Jersey, where he chairs the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. In 1999 he was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.
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