Poet Paul Muldoon on how the Rolling Stones and Duke Special have inspired him
The literary luminary and Princeton professor says Christy Moore’s Ride On is the ‘definite version’ of a heartbreaking masterpiece
Born in Armagh in 1951, Paul Muldoon has been hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet since World War II”. In addition to his 14 poetry collections, the professor in humanities at Princeton University recently collaborated with Paul McCartney on a book about the former Beatle’s lyrics.
Here is a playlist of songs that have inspired Muldoon over the years, along with his reasons why.