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Description - Contemporary Irish Poetry by Paul Muldoon

First published in 1984, The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry takes the death of Yeats in 1939 as its starting point and ends in the 1980s. It offers un usually generous selections from the work of ten writers - Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Paul Durcan, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian. Edited by Paul Muldoon, himself widely regarded as the leading Irish poet of his generation, this anthology provides a fine introduction to the most consistently impressive Irish poets after Yeats.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571228379
ISBN-10: 0571228372
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon was born in Portadown in county Armagh in 1951. He read English at Queen's University, Belfast, and while he was at university Faber published his first collection of poems, New Weather. For several years he was a radio producer for BBC Northern Ireland. He moved to the USA in 1987 and has held various university teaching posts, most recently Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University, where he is Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities. In 1999 he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. He has won many awards and prizes, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1991, the T. S. Eliot Award for The Annals of Chile in 1995, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature in 1996, and the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for his New Selected Poems in 1997. In 2003 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection Moy Sand and Gravel.

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