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Paul Muldoon to join Department of English and Creative Writing

Paul Muldoon

Date: 8 April 2014

The University of Lancaster is delighted to announce that, as from September of this year, Paul Muldoon, according to the New Criterion 'the most influential poet after Seamus Heaney,' will be taking up a Distinguished Visiting Professorship within the Department of English and Creative Writing. Paul Muldoon is a former Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford (1999-2004) and currently Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor at Princeton University. His work at Lancaster will take the form of a mix of undergraduate lectures, MA workshops, tutorials with PhD students, and public readings. Paul Muldoon remarks. "I'm thrilled to be associated with a University that has for so long been at the forefront of teaching writing -- and reading -- to poets in verse and prose who, along with physicists and political scientists, will help us understand ourselves in the world." Professor John Schad, Head of the Department of English and Creative Writing comments, "We are delighted with the appointment of Paul Muldoon who, as one of the world's most eminent poets, will confirm the place of the Lancaster Writing Programme as one of the UK's leading centres for creative writing. We are particularly pleased that he will be teaching students at all levels, from BA through MA to PhD."

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Paul Muldoon is Poetry Editor of The New Yorker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters He has published over thirty collections of poetry and won both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize.


Further information

Associated departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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