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The Best American Poetry 2005

  Paul MuldoonPaul Muldoon was born in Country Armagh, Northern Ireland, in 1951, and 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 for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States , and he has become an American Citizen. At present he is Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. In 1999 he was elected to a five-year appointment as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His main collections of poetry are New Weather (1973), Mules (1977), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting the British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (1990), The Annals of Chile (1994), Hay (1998), Poems 1969-1991 (2001), and Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), which received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. A Guggenheim Fellow in 1990, he has edited The Farber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry (1986), The Essential Byron (1989), and The Faber Book of Beasts (1997). He lives with his wife and children near Princeton, New Jersey.

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