Maggot

Maggot

Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010
Faber and Faber, 2010

ISBN: 978-0374533014
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"The most formally ambitious and technically innovative of modern poets, he writes poems like no one else." - Nick Laird, The New York Review of Books

"The poems offer readings of themselves, foregrounding possible connotations and coincidences. They also digest parts of the other poems in the collection. The first line of "Maggot," for instance, picks up the last line of the preceding poem, while "Loss of Separation" recycles the refrain used in "Maggot." The effect is that one poem seems to evolve from another." - Laura Marsh, The New Republic

"This book is brilliant." - Gwyneth Lewis, Poetry Review

"Mr. Muldoon revels in the disorder that wriggles beneath and below even the most rigid order ... His new work is a teeming infested book from a teeming, infested mind. It bucks what its author calls "this tiresome trend / towards peace and calm." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times