Prof. Paul Muldoon (Ireland) 15.05.2015

City of Poznań and Adam Mickiewicz University invite You to an open lecture by Prof. Paul Muldoon, distinguished Irish poet, winner of Pulitzer Prize, Elliot Prize, Shakespeare Prize and many other. Professor will give a lecture on effective poetry reading entitled "Gathering Mashrooms - a poetry reading with commentary". Lecture will take place on 15 May 2015 at 11.30 o'clock at the Faculty of English Philology of Adam Mickiewicz University (4 Aleja Niepodległości Street). Meeting with prof. Paul Muldoon will be a part of LIES conference - Literature in English Symposium.

Paul Muldoon is a professor of Princeton University where he teaches Irish literature since 1987. He is a member of the Howard G B. Clark Council at the faculty of humanities. The professor is a member of Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Before Paul Muldoon moved to the United States, he worked in Belfast for BBC starting from 1973 until the moment he decided to leave the capital city of the Northern Ireland. In the years 1999 - 2004, being a professor, Paul Muldoon apart from his work at Princeton University held a position of Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. The poet is a member of Aosdána, Irish association of distinguished artists. Paul Muldoon became an honorary member of Hertford College at the University Oxford and received a title of Honorary Professor of English Philology of University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

In 1990 Paul Muldoon was granted the scholarship of Guggenheim foundation. In 1992, he received his first prize for a collection of poetry: Madoc- Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. In 1994 he was a laureate of one of the most important prizes in the field of poetry, T.S. Eliot Prize for a collection of poetry The Annals of Chile; eight years later he was nominated to the same award for a collection of poetry Moy Sand and Gravel. 1997 was a year of another prize: Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry for the first collection of selected poems New Selected Poems 1968-1994. Moy Sand and Gravel is the most often awarded collection of Paul Muldoon so far. For this collection of poetry professor received the Pulitzer Prize and the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. Year 2004 was very important for artistic life of Paul Muldoon, as in that year he received American Ireland Fund Literary Award, Aspen Prize for Poetry and Shakespeare Prize. In 2009 the poet received John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence for life achievement.

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