Ireland Professor of Poetry Paul Muldoon’s Spring 2024 Programme

The Ireland Chair of Poetry is delighted to welcome the Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paul Muldoon, back to Irish shores this coming Spring, 2024.

Professor Paul Muldoon will be resident in Trinity College, Dublin, for the Spring 2024 semester, where he will host a series of events including his seminar series entitled How to Read a Poem.

Leading on from its success at Queen’s University Belfast last year, the seminar series asks the public to address certain questions such as ‘How do we make sense of the contemporary poem? Are there any strategies we might find helpful?’ Professor Paul Muldoon then leads an open discussion on poems published that same week in literary journals and magazines. All are welcome. The only prerequisite? An open mind.

Commencing on January 24th, the very popular How to Read a Poem series will take place on Wednesdays from 5 – 7 pm, in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin. Dates:

January 24th, February 7th, February 21st, March 6th, March 20th, and April 17th.

The final seminar will take place in the Physics Theatre, Trinity College, on May 1st.  

These are free events, but demand will be high so please reserve your free seat here.

Professor Paul Muldoon’s UCD event for Spring 2024 will be a reading in the Museum of Literature Ireland, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. This will take place on 1st February at 7pm – places can be reserved via the MoLI website.

A lecture entitled Make Like a Bird will take place in Trinity College, Dublin, on 27th February, and in Queen’s University, Belfast, on 2nd May, 2024. Make Like a Bird, will be a musing by Professor Paul Muldoon, upon various topics including, but not restricted to, Michael Longley, the Royston crow, galoshes, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, The Voyage of Muldoon, MacCecht the cup bearer, incest, and the Popish Plot.

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