Paul Muldoon

b. 1951
Paul Muldoon

Considered by some the most important English-language poet born since WWII, Paul Muldoon writes an ingenious, allusive and musical verse that is extremely playful yet also capable of high seriousness. Born in Northern Ireland, he worked in Belfast as a radio and television producer for the BBC from 1973 until 1986; since then he has lived in the United States, where he teaches at Princeton University. In 2003 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his ninth collection, Moy Sand and Gravel. 

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"What really makes a poem dynamic is not the use of grand gestures. Rather, it is the tones and expressions of the voice that help listeners connect and understand the meaning of a poem."
Angelica Sterling
2017 USVI POL Champ