Muldoon, Paul

Muldoon, Paul
(1951- )
   Irish poet, born in Portadown, County Armagh, he read English at Queen's University, Belfast, where one of the lecturers was Seamus Heaney (see entry). He worked for the BBC in Belfast until 1986, and was writer in residence at Cambridge University, then moved to the USA in 1987 to teach at Columbia and Princeton universities. He is Howard G.B. Clark Professor of the Humanities and Creative Writing at Princeton University. He became professor of poetry at Oxford in 1999 and is president of the Poetry Society in London. His collection Horse Latitudes was due for publication in 2006. He won seven major literary awards in Britain and in the United States, where he lives with his wife, the novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, and their two children. Some of his publications: Selected Poems 1968-83, 1986. Selected Poems 1968-86, 1987. Madoc: A Mystery, 1990. The Annals of Chile, 1994. New Selected Poems 1968-94, 1996. Hay, 1998. Poems 1968-1998, 2001. Some of his poems: "Armageddon, Armageddon," "At Master McGrath's Grave," "Hopewell Haiku," "The Princess and the Pea," "They That Wash on Thursday."
   Sources: Bitter Harvest: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Verse. John Montague, ed. Scribner's, 1989. Paul Muldoon Home Page ( Poems, 1968-1998 of Paul Muldoon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 ( The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Paul Muldoon ed. Faber and Faber, 1986. The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. 2nd ed. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. W.W. Norton, 1988. The Oxford and Cambridge May Anthologies Poetry 2000. Paul Muldoon, ed. Varsity/Cherwell, 2000. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005.

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