Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon is the author of 12 books of poems, including One Thousand Things Worth KnowingMoy Sand, and Gravel, for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. A native of Northern Ireland, he was named the winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2017. He was Poetry Editor of The New Yorker from 2007 until 2017, and is Howard G.B. Clark ’21 University Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. He was a Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 1999 to 2004. His work has been translated into 20 languages, and also includes criticism, opera libretti, books for children, song lyrics, and radio and television dramas. In addition to readings and lectures, he occasionally appears with a spoken word music group, Rogue Oliphant. Muldoon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature, 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 joined the PEN America Board in 2014.