Paul Muldoon was appointed poetry editor of The New Yorker in 2007. He is the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 Professor at Princeton University and founding chairman of the Lewis Center for the Arts. His main collections of poetry are New Weather (1973), Mules (1977), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting the British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (1990), The Annals of Chile (1994), Hay (1998), Poems 1968-1998 (2001), Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), Horse Latitudes (2006), Maggot (2010) and The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics (2013).

The The New Yorker poetry editor picks his favorite love poems, from Emily Dickinson's wild nights, to John Donne's 16th century pick-up lines.