Denison Beck Lecture Series Presents Renowned Irish And Australian Poets
Date of Event: March 26, 2002
Posted: March 18, 2002
The Denison University Beck Lecture Series presents two important contemporary English-language poets, Paul Muldoon and John Kinsella, for a dual reading at 8 p.m. on Tuesday (March 26) in Herrick Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Muldoon has been called "the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War" by The Times Literary Supplement. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, he is director of creative writing at Princeton University and, in 1999, was elected professor of poetry at the University of Oxford. Muldoon was educated in Armagh and at the Queen's University of Belfast. From 1973 to 1986 he worked in Belfast as a radio and television producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Muldoon's collections of poetry includeNew Weather(1973),Why Brownlee Left(1980),Hay(1998) andPoems 1968-1998(2001). 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 for literature in 1996. Other recent awards include the 1994 T.S. Eliot Prize and the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize.
Kinsella is the author of 20 books, published in America and abroad. His books have been translated into many languages including French, German, Chinese and Dutch. Born and raised in Australia, Kinsella currently serves as the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College for 2001/02. He also is a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University and adjunct professor to Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. His many prizes and awards include The Grace Leven Poetry Prize, the John Bray Award for Poetry from the Adelaide Festival and The Age Poetry Book of the Year Award. He is the editor of the international literary journal Salt, a consultant editor to the University of Western Australia's Westerly, co-editor of the British literary journal Stand and international editor of The Kenyon Review.
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