In the Irish language, the phrase BualadhBos is used to express applause. On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March 2018, the Irish Writers Centre, Poetry Ireland and the Consulate General of Ireland are delighted to present some of Ireland’s finest contemporary writers in historic Boston, the capital of Irish America, in conversation with local champions of the Boston arts world for novel insights into Irish literature today.
Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh and grew up in the Moy, County Tyrone. He is the author of 12 collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, which was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, Maggot (2010), and One Thousand Things Worth Knowing(2015). The Word on the Street, song lyrics, appeared in 2013. He was poetry editor at The New Yorker until November 2017 and was awarded The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2017. He lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University.
Robert Pinsky‘s recent book is At the Foundling Hospital, nominated for the Nation Book Critics Award in poetry. As Poet Laureate of the United States (1997-2000), he founded the Favorite Poem Project, featuring the videos at www.favoritepoem.org. His “Art of Poetry” videos are at http://www.bu.edu/artofpoetry/.
His best-selling translation The Inferno of Dante received the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Harold Morton Landon translation prize. His other awards include the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Korean Manhae Prize, the Italian Premio Capri and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pen American Center. He performs with pianist Laurence Hobgood on CDs PoemJazz and House Hour, from Circumstantial Productions.