Paul Muldoon

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Birthday
20, 1951
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Northern Ireland

About

Irish, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for such collections as Moy Sand and Gravel, Meeting the British, Horse Latitudes, and Hopewell Haiku. He taught poetry at Oxford University from 1999-2004.

Before Fame

He was the child of a school teacher and a farmer and grew up as a Catholic in a Protestant area of Northern Ireland.

Trivia

He wrote opera libretti, as well as lyrics for his New Jersey-based rock band.

Family Life

He wed Anne-Marie Conway in 1973. Following his divorce, he married American novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, with whom he had two children.

Associated With

He studied at Queen's University Belfast, where he made the acquaintance of fellow Irish poet Seamus Heaney.