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2012-2013 Munro Beattie Lecture: Paul Muldoon, “Robert Frost’s ‘Design'”

November 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Location:5050 Minto Centre

The English Department is pleased to announce that the 2012-2013 Munro Beattie Lecture will be delivered by the celebrated Irish poet Paul Muldoon. Muldoon has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.” We are thrilled to have him join us this year for this free public lecture.

Born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Muldoon has published more than 30 volumes of poetry. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Muldoon was given an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature for 1996. Other recent awards are the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, the 2003 Pulitzer 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. From 1999 to 2004 he occupied the esteemed position of Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, a post previously occupied by writers such as W.H. Auden and Seamus Heaney. He is currently Howard G.B. Clark ’21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. His latest collection of verse is titled Maggot (2010). His talk will be titled “Robert Frost’s ‘Design.’”