In the Poetry Programme at 7:30 pm on Sunday 31st March on RTÉ Radio 1 one of the most distinctive voices in Irish poetry, acclaimed poet Paul Muldoon, joins Olivia O’Leary.

He talks with Olivia about growing up in Northern Ireland, his thoughts on how we need to learn how to read poetry, and he reads a selection of poems, including the well-known Anseo, which is a favourite with many readers. Here he is, reading the opening section of the poem:

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Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He read English at Queen's University, Belfast, and published his first collection of poems, New Weather, in 1973. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Horse Latitudes (2006). Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 31st March, RTÉ Radio 1 - listen back here.