Linda Gregerson, Paul Muldoon, and Robert Pinsky: Three Kingley Tufts Prize Judged Read from Their Own Poetry

Presented in conjunction with the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry prizes, administered by Claremont Graduate University
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Episode Summary
Three members of the final judging panel for the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, read from their own prize-winning work.

Participant(s) Bio
Linda Gregerson is the author of four poetry collections: Magnetic North, Waterborne, The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, and Fire in the Conservatory. She is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature. Among her awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry as well as The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Ploughshares, Yale Review, TriQuarterly, and other publications.

Paul Muldoon was born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and educated in Armagh and at the Queen's University of 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. The End Of The Poem, a collection of the Oxford lectures was published in 2006. Paul Muldoon's main collections of poetry are New Weather (1973), Mules (1977), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting The British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (1990), The Annals of Chile (1994), Hay (1998), Poems 1968-1998 (2001), Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, and Horse Latitude (2006).