Paul Muldoon to replace Alice Quinn as New Yorker Poetry Editor
In some exciting poetry related news, Paul Muldoon will be replacing Alice Quinn as The New Yorker poetry editor in November. When David Lehman announced this golden nugget of news at the Best American Poetry 2007 reading on Thursday, a collective (happy?) gasp rose from the audience. This is refreshing news, people. I subscribe to The New Yorker and generally enjoy reading it, however, their poetry selections have lately been sub par (ahem - Joni Mitchell's "poem" from the September 17th issue, for instance. What were they thinking?) Quinn's been at it for twenty years and it's high time that some fresh ideas were injected into the magazine. Hopefully Muldoon is up for the challenge.