End of Semester Special Lecture

Currently enrolled auditors are invited to participate in a lecture and reception at the end of each semester. In the past we have been fortunate to have outstanding speakers such as University President Shirley Tilghman, professor of molecular biology, and John Fleming, the John W. Fairchild '24 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Emeritus, and So Percussion, Artists in Residents.

Spring Special Lecture and Reception

How to Read a Poem 

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Guest speaker:  Dr. Paul Muldoon, Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts; Director, Princeton Atelier; Co-Chair, Fund for Irish Studies

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he has taught at Princeton University for thirty-five years. He is the author of fourteen collections of poetry including Howdie-Skelp, published by FSG and Faber and Faber in 2021. Among his awards are the 1972 Eric Gregory Award, the 1980 Sir Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award, the 1994 T.S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, the 2003 Griffin International Prize for Poetry, the 2004 American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the 2004 Shakespeare Prize, the 2006 European Prize for Poetry, the 2015 Pigott Poetry Prize, the 2017 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry, and the 2020 Michael Marks Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.