An Evening with Irish Poet Paul Muldoon
Celebrate Irish American Heritage Month with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War” (Times Literary Supplement), and the author of more than 30 collections.
In November 2022, Irish President Michael Higgins named Muldoon the ninth “Ireland Professor of Poetry,” an honor bestowed jointly by universities and cultural organizations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland—and a role akin to “Poet Laureate” for all of Ireland.
His most recent collection is Howdie-Skelp (2021), named for the slap in the face a midwife gives a newborn baby to wake it up. The book was named a Best Book of the Year by Financial Times, Irish Times, and The Guardian (UK).
In 1971, at the age of 19, Muldoon completed his first short collection, Knowing My Place. Two years later, he published New Weather, his first widely reviewed volume of poetry. He is the author of more than 30 collections.
This event will be held in person and will stream on the Irish American Herigage Museum YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@