Muldoon & Zevon

Paul Muldoon, next in line to win a Nobel prize for Ireland, the Joycean Moyean Protean Poet is a fan of Warren Zevon (pictured here, see link below) - and has just published his very own Warren Report, in the three part poem, "Sillyhow Stride", published in this week's issue of The Times Literary Supplement.

The poem has lots to commend it, though (or because) it's undeniably busily weird, getting more of the world in to its triplicate lines than most issues of Mojo and Lancet combined.

Indeed, its disturbing layering of Glocks, Les Paul guitars, Saints, sinners, Twin Towers, and cancer (which moved me especially, as my father has this terrible disease) makes it arguably one of the more richly interleavened poems the TLS has ever published - also, in all likelihood, the most "postmodern".

Worth buying the issue for, certainly.