Poet Paul Muldoon reads the poem 'Dancers at the Moy' on the programme 'Looking North'.
Paul Muldoon was born on 20 June 1951 and grew up in the village of The Moy in county Armagh near the Tyrone border. In this excerpt from the programme Muldoon describes the origins of The Moy and recites his poem 'Dancers at the Moy', a poem about the decline and fall of The Moy horse fair. He talks about the life and adventures of Lord Charlemont who built and designed the village of The Moy.
This Italian square
And circling plain
Black once with mares
And their stallions,
The flat Blackwater
Turning its stones...
This episode of 'Looking North' was first broadcast on 23 February 1975.
'Looking North' was a weekly programme looking at day-to-day life in Northern Ireland. The programme was produced by Michael O'Donnell.
Paul Muldoon has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He has held professorships in poetry at both Oxford and Princeton Universities, and is Poetry Editor at The New Yorker.