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The Invention of the I: A Conversation with Paul Muldoon

“Just historically, a lot of poets have had a bad time in their forties. Writers start publishing in their late twenties or early thirties—I think that’s when most poets probably begin to publish. I started a little bit earlier than that. At some level, I feel as though I’ve had very lucky innings, and I suppose I’m thinking about myself:  when is it going to stop, or has it already stopped? How am I going to keep myself honest?”