Hall Center For The Humanities


Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon

"The Eternity of the Poem"
Humanities Lecture Series

Wed., Feb. 27, 2008, 7:30pm
Location: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
This event is free and open to the public.

Described by The Times Literary Supplement as ?the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War,? Paul Muldoon has published ten collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, and his most recent collection, Horse Latitudes (2006).

Born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Muldoon was educated at Queen?s University, Belfast, and moved to the United States in 1987. He is now Howard G. B. Clark ?21 Professor at Princeton University, and Chair of the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 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 Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, the 2004 American Ireland Fund Literaray Award and the 2004 Shakespeare Prize. This fall, The New Yorker magazine named Muldoon its new poetry editor.

The Humanities Lecture Series, begun in 1947, is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas and one of the most distinguished lecture series in the Midwest. The goal of the series is to bring scholars and artists to campus whose work encompasses or redefines central problems in the humanities, and who can frame their intellectual concerns so as to reach a multi-disciplinary audience including students, faculty and interested community members.

The Series is presented by The Hall Center for the Humanities. For more information about the Hall Center or the Lecture Series, contact us at (785) 864-4798 or hallcenter@ku.edu or visit our web site at www.hallcenter.ku.edu.
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