Review: Michael Robbins on Paul Muldoon

When I teach poetry I find I return to Paul Muldoon’s “Extraordinary Rendition,” from his 2011 book Maggot, for these lines:

You gave me back lake skies,
pulley glitches, gully pitches, the reflected gleams
of two tin plates and mugs in the shack …

The first line’s consonance and assonance are nice, but I’m mostly interested in the first four words of the…

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