Renowned Poet Paul Muldoon to Present Poetry Reading at MCCC on April 20
Internationally renowned poet Paul Muldoon comes to Mercer County Community College for a Poetry Reading on Tuesday, April 20 at 12 noon. Muldoon, a professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, is a 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner for his collection of poetry, Moy Sand and Gravel. He will read from this and other work as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. The program is free and open to the public, and takes place at Kelsey Theatre on Mercer's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Muldoon, who was born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has lived in the United States since 1987. In 1999 he was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. In addition to Moy Sand and Gravel, Muldoon's major poetry collections include New Weather (1973), Mules (1977), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting The British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (1990), The Annals of Chile (1994), Hay (1998), and Poems 1968-1998 (2001).
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Muldoon is the recipient of a 1996 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. Other recent awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, the 2003 Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, and the 2004 Shakespeare Prize. He has been described by The Times' Literary Supplement as "the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War."
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