Paul Muldoon was born in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland in 1951. His poetry collections include, his first book, New Weather (1973), The Annals of Chile (1994), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; and Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), winner of the Pulitzer Prize. His honors include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in literature, the Irish Times Irish Poetry Prize, the Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, and the Shakespeare Prize. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Muldoon worked in Belfast as a radio and television producer for the BBC for over ten years. From 1999-2004, he was a Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. He has also taught at Princeton University since 1987 where he is the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 chair in the Humanities. In addition, Muldoon has been poetry editor of The New Yorker since 2007. He lives in New York City.
Audio Recordings of Paul Muldoon
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Czeslaw Milosz and Paul Muldoon reading their poems on December 5, 1991.
- Poetry from the United Kingdom: Michael Hofmann, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, and Carol Rumens reading their poems