Paul Muldoon returns to the UK to give this year's Poetry Society Annual Lecture.
How do we know when and why a poem is going to be a poem and a song a song? He asks in his lecture 'The Word on the Street - Parnassus and Tin Pan Alley'.
Muldoon introduces new poems and song lyrics, and discuss the impact of one genre on the other in his own work and others.
A former Oxford Professor of Poetry, Paul Muldoon was born in Northern Ireland and is now based in the USA, where he is a Professor at Princeton University and Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. His collections include Why Brownlee Left, The Annals of Chile (winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize 1994), Moy Sand and Gravel (winner of the Griffin Prize 2003), and Horse Latitudes.
In Partnership with The Poetry Society.