Howdie-Skelp

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A ‘howdie-skelp’ is the slap in the face a midwife gives a newborn. It’s a wake-up call. A call to action. The poems in Paul Muldoon’s striking new collection 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. Paul Muldoon is a poet who continues not only to capture, but to hold our attention.

ISBN: 9780571365746

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A ‘howdie-skelp’ is the slap in the face a midwife gives a newborn. It’s a wake-up call. A call to action. The poems in Paul Muldoon’s collection 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.

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Weight0.35 kg
Dimensions22.5 × 14.5 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

144

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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