Paul Muldoon reading in The Dock

Paul Muldoon is one of the great readers alive today. His voice alters with every change in tone and he’ll often pace around a room, his whole body responding to his intricate rhythms. (Michael H. Miller, The New York Observer)

Paul Muldoon is one of the great readers alive today. His voice alters with every change in tone and he’ll often pace around a room, his whole body responding to his intricate rhythms. (Michael H. Miller, The New York Observer)

The Dock is delighted to welcome Poet Paul Muldoon for a reading in Gallery 2 on Saturday, August 27 at 2pm.

This reading coincides with Philip Napier’s exhibition Unpacking The Terror, the second exhibition from the Northern Ireland series in The Dock’s visual arts programme.

Award-winning poet Paul Muldoon, from County Armagh, has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War”.

Living in the US since 1987, he is now Howard G. B. Clark ‘21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts.

In 2007 he was appointed Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, where he is an honorary Fellow of Hertford College. He is recipient of numerous awards including Pulitzer Prize, T.S. Elliot Prize, Irish Times Poetry Prize, European Prize for Poetry and more.

At 12.30pm on the morning of the reading, Poet and Curator for The Dock, Alice Lyons will lead a preshow talk.

This talk will offer an introduction to the work of Paul Muldoon. This will take place in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Those attending the reading are encouraged to take part.

Tickets are €10, including the Preshow talk and are available at the box office in The Dock on (071) 9650828.