Monday, January 19, 2009

Irish Ivy League poet Paul Muldoon to read at Centenary College Thur, Jan 22, 7 pm, in Corrington Award ceremony

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Centenary College will present the 2009 Corrington Award for Literary Excellence to Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon at a public reading Thursday, Jan. 22. beginning at 7 p.m. in the Whited Room located in Bynum Commons on Centenary's campus.

Muldoon will read from his own work, past and current. Sponsored by the Centenary English Department, the event is free and open to the public.

Muldoon was born in Northern Ireland and moved to the United States in 1987. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1990 and directed the University's Program in Creative Writing from 1993 until 2002. A former Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, he is currently Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University where he is Chair of the Lewis Arts Center and Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies.

Muldoon is also the current Poetry Editor for The New Yorker. He lives with his family in Princeton, N.J.and plays in the rock band Rackett.

Among Muldoon's collections of poetry are: "New Weather" (1973), "Mules" (1977), "Why Brownlee Left" (1980), "Meeting the British" (1987), "Madoc: A Mystery" (1990), "The Annals of Chile" (1994), "Hay" (1998), "Poems 1968-1998" (2001), "Moy Sand and Gravel" (2003; winner of 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), and "Horse Latitudes" (2006) .

For more: Jeff Hendricks, Professor of English and Film Studies, at 820.1414.

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