PAUL MULDOON Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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Paul Muldoon was born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and educated       
in Armagh and at the Queen's University of Belfast. From 1973 to 1986 he worked       
in Belfast as a radio and television producer for the British Broadcasting           
Corporation. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is now           
Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter       
B. Lewis Center for the Arts. In 2007 he was appointed Poetry Editor of The New       
Yorker. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of         
Oxford, where he is an honorary Fellow of Hertford College. Paul Muldoon's main       
collections of poetry are 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), Poems 1968-1998 (2001) and Moy Sand and Gravel (2002),     
for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. His tenth collection, Horse Latitudes,     
appeared in the fall of 2006.                                                         
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and     
Sciences, 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 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 has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as "the most       
significant English-language poet born since the second World War."