The Annals of Chile by Paul Muldoon

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At the heart of a collection of evocative poems is the long poem ""Yarrow,"" conjuring up the 1960s, presented with a group of shorter poems including ""The Birth,"" ""Incantata,"" and an adaptation of an episode of Ovid's Metamorphoses.

About Paul Muldoon

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Paul Muldoon is the author of eleven books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Moy Sand and Gravel (FSG, 2002) and, most recently, Maggot (FSG, 2010). He is the Howard G. B. Clark University Professor at Princeton.
Published September 5, 1994 by Faber & Faber. 205 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The core of Muldoon's (Madoc: A Mystery) latest collection is the rambunctiously imaginative long poem ``Yarrow,'' which offers, among three-dozen other thematic preoccupations, a lover's search for a ``pugilist-poet.'' In the poem, Muldoon sees himself as the leading contender-and in the boxing ...

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The Independent

It begins: 'As he knelt by the grave of his mother and father / the taste of dill, or tarragon - / he could barely tell one from the other - / filled his mouth', and that little assonantal chain of mother/ father/other/mouth not only fills the mouth but triggers some dazzling serial rhymes which ...

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The Independent

If for Frost 'waste was of the essence of the scheme', there is nothing wasteful about Muldoon's poem, or his rhyme-scheme - essentially that of the extended villanelle, with one rhyme anagramatically transposed onto the other: 'He'd mistaken his mother's name, 'Regan', for 'Anger': / as he knelt...

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London Review of Books

If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to all 12,000 articles subscribe here Institutions or university library users please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here [*] Faber, 47pp., £6.99, 5 September 1994, 0 57...

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