Paul Muldoon’s new book, Poems 1968-2014 is now available from Faber and Faber and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
A new monthly series of the words and music extravaganza hosted by Paul Muldoon continues on February 13th 2017 at the Irish Arts Center in New York City.
Named after a popular New York vaudeville act and an Irish-American knockabout farce from the 1880s, Muldoon’s Picnic is an entertainment devised and developed by Paul Muldoon.
Billed as a mixum-gatherum of poetry prose and music, Muldoon’s Picnic has featured appearances by Laurie Anderson, Aoife, Nicholson Baker, Kevin Barry, Peter Carey, Rosanne Cash, Michael Cerveris, Damsel, Michael Dickman, Timothy Donnelly, Lisa Dwan, Anne Enright, Peter Fallon, Fay La Foe, Bill Flanagan, Nick Flynn, Len Graham, Sammy Groeb, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Martin Hayes, AM Homes, Horslips, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Mary Karr, Larry Kirwan, The Knights , Yusef Komunyakaa, Nick Laird, Janna Levin, Michael Longley, The Lost Brothers, Warren Malone, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Alice McDermott, Maureen N. McLane, Miracles of Modern Science, Mick Moloney, Rick Moody, Mark Mulcahy, Asher Muldoon, Eileen Myles, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Joyce Carol Oates, Aoife O’Donovan, Brian OhAirt, Iarla O’Lionaird, Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, Cait O’Riordan, Declan O’Rourke, Meghan O’Rourke, Camille O’Sullivan, Glenn Patterson, Bill Payne, Robert Pinsky, Peter Quinn, Emerald Rae, Michael Robbins, Phil Robson, Salman Rushdie, Brenda Shaughnessy, Tracy K. Smith, Zadie Smith, So Percussion, Louise Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Sam Sullivan, Christine Tobin, Colm Toibin, Dan Trueman, Loudon Wainwright III, Sean Wilentz, Colson Whitehead, and Warren Zanes.
While it has been presented in other settings, the main venue for Muldoon’s Picnic continues to be the Irish Arts Center in New York City. The house band for Muldoon’s Picnic is Rogue Oliphant.