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Join Us for the 3rd Annual Mary Power Lecture Featuring Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet

The UNM English Department and the Irish Studies Program proudly announce a public lecture by Paul Muldoon, an award-winning poet, professor, and the recipient of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Muldoon will deliver the third annual Mary Power Lecture in Irish Studies on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm in the George Pearl Hall Auditorium, located on UNM Main Campus. In addition, he will conduct workshops and master classes for students and faculty during his weeklong residency on campus.

Paul Muldoon has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.” He is the author of thirteen major collections of poetry. He has also published many smaller poetry collections, works of criticism, opera libretti, books for children, song lyrics, and radio and television drama. His poetry has been translated into twenty languages. He currently teaches at Princeton University, and his previous appointments include Professor of Poetry at Oxford University (1999-2004) and poetry editor of The New Yorker (2007-2017).

Muldoon will be joined by Dr. Julia Obert, Associate Professor of English at the University of Wyoming and an expert in contemporary Irish poetry. The annual lecture honors Professor Emerita Mary Power, who taught Irish literature at UNM from 1969 to 2011 and who remains an avid supporter of the Irish Studies Program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit