Join The Lifeboat Press for the launch of Sure Thing, a pamphlet of new poems by Paul Muldoon. And Oh! a pamphlet of new poems by Susannah Dickey.
Sure Thing is filled with poems where history and the contemporary world meet and exchange ideas: where sixteenth-century satirical poets might have their tongues excised before taking the number 57 bus to Ligoniel, or a blackbird might sing across Belfast Lough ‘from a branch already chockablock/ with whin blossom.’
Oh! is a pamphlet length poem that navigates the French eatery, Parisians, calf’s heads, Petrarch and our relationship to the non-human.
Paul Muldoon is a poet, lyricist, librettist, translator, critic, editor and literary great born in County Armagh and lives in New York. He was a radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast in the 1970s and 80s, and his long association with the city is most recently celebrated in ‘Belfast Hymn’, his poem commissioned for the Grand Central Hotel. Muldoon has been poetry editor of and president of the UK Poetry Society. He teaches at Princeton University.
Paul’s fourteenth collection of poems, Howdie-Skelp, was published by Faber in 2021. Sure Thing is his second pamphlet with The Lifeboat Press.
Susannah Dickey is a writer from Derry. Her new novel is Common Decency (Doubleday UK, 2022). Oh! is her third pamphlet with The Lifeboat Press.