The Farrar, Straus and Giroux Poetry Blog

March 19, 2007

Paul Muldoon

Muldoon1PAUL MULDOON was born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. He received his BA from Queen’s University in Belfast, and was a radio and television producer with the BBC in Northern Ireland for thirteen years. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is now Howard G. B. Clark ’21 Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton Universtiy. In 1999 he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.

Muldoon2Mr. Muldoon is the author of ten volumes of poetry, including New Weather (1973), Mules (1977), Why Brownee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting the British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (FSG, 1991), The Annals of Chile (FSG, 1987), Hay (FSG, 1998), Moy Sand and Gravel (FSG, 2002), and Horse Latitudes (FSG, 2006). 

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Muldoon received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature in 1996. Other recent awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize and the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize for Poetry. In 2003, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Moy, Sand and Gravel.  

He lives with his wife, writer Jean Hanff Korelitz, and their two children near Princeton, New Jersey.

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