Paul Muldoon


Paul Muldoon at the Louis MacNeice Centenary Conference & Celebration
Paul Muldoon © Paul Maddern

Paul Muldoon was born in Portadown in 1951. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he teaches at Princeton University. He has published ten books fo poetry with Faber, and won a Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and the T.S. Eliot Prize. In 2006 he published Horse Latitudes, a new collection of poems, and The End of the Poem: his lectures as Professor of Poetry at Oxford.

Horse Latitudes, for all its “play”, is also a deeply political book. It is also, one seems, an angry book, whose forms are bound up with its sense of personal trauma and historical crisis … Horse Latitudes is, as we would expect, a brilliant performance; it also offers an unusually direct insight into some of the passions with which this supposedly detached and manipulative poet burns’ (Fran Brearton).

The following recordings were made at the Louis MacNeice Centenary Celebration and Conference at Queen's University, Belfast in September 2007.

The Taxis  by Louis MacNeice

The Loaf

Sideman

At least they weren't speaking French

The mountain is holding out

© All recordings copyright Paul Muldoon and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.

Paul read with Paul Farley, Sinead Morrissey and Don Paterson.