Poetry Reading by Paul Muldoon

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2017


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Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he is the Howard G.B. Clark ’12 University Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, where he has taught for 30 years. Professor Muldoon is the Founding Chair of the University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and now the Director of the Center’s Atelier and also a Professor of Creative Writing. He served as Poetry Editor of The New Yorker for 10 years and is the author of 12 collections of poetry including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Selected Poems 1968-2014. Paul Muldoon’s 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), and Maggot (2010).The Times Literary Supplement has described Professor Muldoon as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.”

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth approved the award of Her Majesty’s Gold Medal for Poetry for the year 2017 to Paul Muldoon on the basis of the body of his work.

Read more about Paul Muldoon at his website: http://www.paulmuldoon.net and on the Princeton University website: http://www.arts.princeton.edu/people/profiles/Muldoon/.