Paul Muldoon was born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and educated in Armagh and at The Queen's University, Belfast. From 1973 to 1986 he worked in Belfast as a radio and television producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is now Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.
Among numerous awards, he has received The T.S. Eliot Prize, the Irish Times Poetry Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.
He has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as "the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War."
Wake Forest Press published six of Muldoon's poetry collections, and is delighted to offer Why Brownlee Left (1980) and Meeting The British (1987), as well as his translations of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill's poetry in The Astrakhan Cloak.