Paul Muldoon reads for Katonah Poetry Series

            The Katonah Poetry Series continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a reading by Irish poet Paul Muldoon, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize and poetry editor for the New Yorker magazine.  Muldoon published his first poetry collection, New Weather (Faber, 1973), when he was just 21.  Since then he has published thirty books of poetry.  His work has been translated into some twenty languages—and he himself has been called “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War” (The Times Literary Supplement).  His awards and accolades include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in literature, the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Shakespeare Prize, the European Prize for Poetry, the Irish Times Poetry Prize, and the American Ireland Fund Literary Award—all in addition to the Pulitzer and Griffin Prizes.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Born in 1951 in Northern Ireland, Paul Muldoon attended Queen’s University, Belfast, where he studied with Seamus Heaney.  His early collections brought him steadily mounting critical acclaim and assured status as a major poet.  As Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, he produced a series of lectures that have been published as The End of The Poem, which the London Review of Books called “one of the most thrilling books of ‘literary criticism’ published in the last fifty years.”  Since 1987 he has lived in the U. S. with his wife and their two children.  He is Howard G. B. Clark Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.