An Evening With Paul Muldoon
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
We are delighted to host Paul Muldoon for the London launch of his fourteenth poetry collection, Howdie-Skelp at The Coronet Theatre on 20 October 2021. The poems in this collection include a nightmare-ish remake of The Waste Land, and a crown of sonnets in response to the early days of the Covid pandemic.
He was born in County Armagh in 1951 and now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he has been Oxford Professor of Poetry and has taught at Princeton University, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities, for more than thirty years.
He is the recipient of many poetry prizes and awards including the Pulitzer prize in 2003 for Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), The TS Eliot Prize, and The Griffin Prize.
Roger Rosenblatt, writing recently in The New York Times Book Review, described Paul Muldoon as “one of the great poets of the past hundred years, who can be everything in his poems – word-playful, lyrical, hilarious, melancholy. And angry. Only Yeats before him could write with such measured fury.”
Supported by The TS Eliot Foundation