Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Paul Muldoon to read acclaimed work at Flowerfield Arts Centre
Tue, May 02, 2023
Ireland Professor of Poetry and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon will present a reading of his acclaimed work on Friday, 5 May at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart.
Born in County Armagh in 1951, Muldoon now resides in New York and has authored 14 collections of poetry, including the recently published Howdie-Skelp by FSG and Faber and Faber in 2021. He has also been a professor at Princeton University for over three decades.
Muldoon's contributions to poetry have earned him numerous accolades, including the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, the 2006 European Prize for Poetry, the 2017 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry, and the 2020 Michael Marks Award. He is also an accomplished editor, critic, playwright, lyricist, and translator and is a Fellow of both the Royal Society for Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Muldoon has cemented his status as a true luminary of the literary world. The Times Literary Supplement has hailed him as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War”, while the Irish Post said: “To describe Paul Muldoon’s influence on contemporary poetry is like trying to assess the influence of The Beatles on post-war music: it’s to be seen and heard in the work of almost every British and Irish poet since the 1970’s.”
Tickets are available from flowerfield.org, by calling 028 7083 1400, or visiting Flowerfield Arts Centre. Tickets are priced at £12 full and £10 concession.