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Coffee and a poem with Paul Muldoon

August 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Free
Coffee and a poem

Selected PoemsWhat better way to start the day than with a cuppa and a poem? Treat your senses to a short reading by the Pulitzer prize-winning Paul Muldoon, along with a cup of our freshly ground and brewed coffee! After reading a couple of choice poems from his newly published Selected Poems, Paul will be signing copies of his books.

About the book

Selected Poems 1968-2014 offers forty-five years of work drawn from twelve individual collections by a poet who ‘began as a prodigy and has gone on to become a virtuoso’ (Michael Hofmann). Hailed by Seamus Heaney as ‘one of the era’s true originals’, Muldoon seems determined to escape definition yet this volume, chosen by the poet himself, serves as an indispensable introduction to his trademark combination of intellectual high jinx and emotional honesty.

About the author

Paul MuldoonPaul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He read English at Queen’s University, Belfast, and published his first collection of poems, New Weather, in 1973. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Horse Latitudes (2006). Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. From 1999 to 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Paul Muldoon was given an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in 1996. Other recent awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, and the 2003 Griffin Prize.

Details

Date:
August 24, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 629 1396
Website:
www.goldenharebooks.com

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