Paul Muldoon and High School Prize Winners


Playwright, essayist, translator, librettist, children’s book author, teacher, musician, and, foremost, poet, Paul Muldoon has won many distinguished awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Born and raised in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, in a house without books, he has lived in the U.S. for over twenty years. Generally regarded as the leading Irish poet of his generation, Muldoon is legendary for his sidelong wit, formal ingenuity, and linguistic exuberance. Poetry editor of The New Yorker, he teaches at Princeton. He is the judge for the ’09 Smith College Poetry Prize for High School Girls in Massachusetts.

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