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Muldoon’s Picnic with Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Paul Muldoon

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  • Wednesday 07 August 8:00pm

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An omnium-gatherum of poetry, prose and music, Muldoon’s Picnic is a cabaret-style evening hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, ‘the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War,’ (Times Literary Supplement) and his house band Rogue Oliphant. Returning after a successful Irish tour in 2017, and nine sold out seasons at the Irish Arts Centre in New York, they will be joined by an exciting mix of guests including Declan O’Rourke, John Sheahan, Fintan O’Toole and Felicia Olusanya.

Produced by Poetry Ireland and supported by an Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Grant

It’s one of our most basic instincts; to listen to a song, listen to a poem. Even in this era when people have their noses stuck in their tablets, it still works.

Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet and professor of poetry, as well as an editor, critic, playwright, lyricist and translator.

Born in 1951 in Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, Paul Muldoon was brought up near a village called The Moy on the border of Counties Armagh and Tyrone. After studying at Queen’s University, Belfast, he published his first book, New Weather (Faber) in 1973, at the age of 21.

Muldoon is the author of thirteen major collections of poetry, including Frolic and Detour (2019), One Thousand Things Worth Knowing (2015), Maggot (2010), Horse Latitudes (2006), Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), Hay (1998), The Annals of Chile (1994), Madoc: A Mystery (1990), Meeting the British (1987), Quoof (1983), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Mules (1977) and New Weather (1973).

He has also published innumerable smaller collections, works of criticism, opera libretti, books for children, song lyrics and radio and television drama. His poetry has been translated into twenty languages.

Produced by Poetry Ireland and supported by an Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Grant