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Virtual Member Event: An Evening with Paul Muldoon and the iconic Russian Poets

Thursday, April 22, 6:00-7:30pm EDT

Free for Members. Registration required by Wednesday, April 21. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the program.

Members are invited to an exclusive evening with Irish poet Paul Muldoon, as he introduces, and reads from, the works of some of the greatest Russian poets — Akhmatova, Brodsky, Mandelstam, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Voznesensky, and Yevtushenko. As one of six poets who translated Joseph Brodsky’s Nativity Poems, Paul brings a unique perspective to the history, style, and importance of poets in the Russian literary tradition. Not a member? Join today to gain access to this intimate event.

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 more than thirty years. He is the author of fourteen collections of poetry including Howdie-Skelp, due from 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.