Paul Muldoon


“the most formally ambitious and technically innovative of modern poets,” an experimenter and craftsman who “writes poems like no one else.” – Nick Laird, The New York Review of Books

Thursday, Oct 11, 6pm

University of California, Berkeley
Poetry Reading – New and Classic Works – details

Friday, Oct 12, 7pm

Montalvo Arts Center
Opening Night Eventdetails

Hailed by Seamus Heaney as “unusually gifted” and “one of the era’s true originals, Paul Muldoon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet from Northern Ireland who has written twelve major poetry collections since 1973, as well as published several smaller works spanning different genres. Paul served as Poetry Editor at The New Yorker for a decade, until 2017, the year he was awarded The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He was described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War.” He resides in New York, and is currently working as Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University.

Paul Muldoon’s featured book, Selected Poems 1968–2014, offers forty-six years of work drawn from twelve individual collections compiled by himself.


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