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Renowned poet and literary critic Paul Muldoon to visit Trent University
2003 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry winner to read at the Champlain College Lecture Hall: January 12
Tuesday, January 6, 2004, Peterborough
Renowned poet, literary critic, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, Paul Muldoon will visit Trent University on January 12 for a reading in the Champlain College Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m.
A reception will follow the reading in the Champlain College Senior Common Room. There is no charge for either event and all are welcome.
Mr. Muldoon is Howard G.B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, a great honour to which he was elected in 1999.
"Mr. Muldoon's visit to Trent is really quite significant; we are honoured to be hosting someone of his stature," says Prof. Stephen Brown, master, Champlain College. "He is likely the leading English-language poet in the world now."
Born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland in 1951, Mr. Muldoon was 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. Mr. Muldoon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his recent awards are the 1994 T.S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, and the 1996 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature.
Mr. 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).
The Times Literary Supplement has described Mr. Muldoon as "the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War."
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