Howdie-Skelp: New Poetry by Paul Muldoon

Howdie-Skelp: New Poetry by Paul Muldoon

The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet delivers a sharp wake-up call with his “howdie-skelp” which is a slap in the face a midwife gives a newborn, a wake-up call, call to action.

The poems in Howdie-Skelp, which is also Paul Muldoon’s fourteenth and latestcollection, include a nightmarish remake of The Waste Land, an elegy for his fellow Northern Irish poet Ciaran Carson, a crown of sonnets that responds to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a translation from the ninth-century Irish, and a Yeatsian sequence of ekphrastic poems that call into question the very idea of an “affront” to good taste. Muldoon is a poet who continues not only to capture but to hold our attention.

  • Venue: Online
  • Time: Sun 17 Oct, 7.15pm - 7.45pm
  • Price: Free, booking required