Tuesday, April 02, 2013

News at Eleven: "You never really know how people are going

to respond to something like this," he says. "The tradition of reading lyrics on a page is a little bit iffy. Some of us of a certain age will remember lyrics on album sleeves, which is now not such a feature as it used to be. But in a sense they educated us in how to read them. One took them somewhat seriously, but maybe not completely seriously. I'm a bit conflicted myself." He says there have already been a couple of American reviews saying the book is "not quite up to par. You can see how people might be slightly disconcerted--these things are not quite poems, and yet they are sort of like poems."

from The Guardian: Paul Muldoon: a life in poetry


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