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Irish Heritage Celebration: Paul Muldoon
March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
WHERE: Irish American Heritage Museum, 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany NY 12207
BUS: #10, 114, 12
Celebrate Irish American Heritage Month with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War” (Times Literary Supplement), and the author of more than 30 collections. In November 2022, Irish President Michael Higgins named Muldoon the ninth “Ireland Professor of Poetry,” an honor bestowed jointly by universities and cultural organizations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland—and a role akin to “Poet Laureate” for all of Ireland.
His most recent collection is Howdie-Skelp (2021), named for the slap in the face a midwife gives a newborn baby to wake it up. The book was named a Best Book of the Year by Financial Times, Irish Times, and The Guardian (UK).
Sponsored by the Irish American Heritage Museum in collaboration with the NYS Writers Institute.