Tuesday, September 04, 2012

News at Eleven: For [Paul] Muldoon the transition from poems

to lyrics is a natural one. "I've always been interested in writing for music. It started when I was a kid in Armagh. I was at a school where there was a lot of music in the air, literally. There were a couple of people who taught there who taught Irish literature, music, poems and songs, together. It was probably a much more significant component than I ever realised at the time."

This interplay between music and text is also part of the Irish literary inheritance, he says.

from The Irish Times: Paul Muldoon: a poet at play


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