Muldoon, Paul

Paul Muldoon
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Paul Muldoon was born in Co Armagh in 1951.

His main works are New Weather (London: Faber & Faber, 1973); Mules (Faber & Faber and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest University Press, 1977); Immram (Dublin, Gallery Press, 1980); Why Brownlee Left (London: Faber/Wake Forest, 1980) ; Out of Siberia (Gallery Press, 1982); Quoof (Faber/Wake Forest, 1983); Mules & Early Poems ( Wake Forest, 1985); The Wishbone (Gallery Books, 1984); Selected Poems 1968-1983 (Faber, 1986/New York: Ecco Press, 1987); Meeting The British (Faber/Wake Forest, 1987); Madoc: A Mystery (Faber, 1990); The Prince of The Quotidian (Oldcastle: Gallery Press, 1994); The Annals of Chile (Faber/New York, Farrar Strauss, 1994); New Selected Poems 1968-1994 (Faber, 1996); Kerry Slides (Gallery Press, 1996) with photographs by Bill Doyle; Hay (Faber, 1998); Bandanna (Faber, 1999); Moy Sand and Gravel (Farrar Straus & Giroux/ Faber and Faber, 2002), for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (2003); Horse Latitudes (Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006); Maggot (Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010); The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics (Faber and Faber, 2013/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013); and Selected Poems 1968-2014 (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016).

He has translated The Astrakhan Cloak by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (Gallery Press, 1992) from Irish, and has edited The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry (Faber & Faber, 1986); and The Faber Book of Beasts (Faber, 1997).
His books for children include The Last Thesaurus (Faber, 1995) with illustrations by Rodney Rigby; and he has composed an opera libretto, Shining Brow (Faber, 1993), music composed by Daron Hagen.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Paul Muldoon was given an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature for 1996. Other recent awards are the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, the 2003 Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, the 2004 American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the 2004 Shakespeare Prize, the 2005 Aspen Prize for Poetry, and the 2006 European Prize for Poetry.

He lives and teaches in Princeton.

Paul Muldoon’s website
Paul Muldoon at The National Library of Ireland