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Paul Muldoon, Idra Novey, James Richardson and New Voices
March 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 6pm, Labyrinth and Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts invite you to a very special poetry reading. The reading will feature Paul Muldoon, Idra Novey, James Richardson, and 3 young debut poets: Adina Lasser, Tim D. Housand, and Katie Hibner, the winners of the 2013 Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Secondary School Poetry Prize,. The Poetry Prize, awarded annually, is open to high school students in the eleventh grade from everywhere.
Paul Muldoon is Professor at Princeton University and Founding Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. He is Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. The more recent among his many celebrated collections of poetry are Poems 1968-1998, Moy Sand and Gravel, Horse Latitudes, and Maggot. Recent awards are the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, the 2003 Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, the 2004 Shakespeare Prize, and the 2006 European Prize for Poetry. He has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.” Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, a 2011 National Poetry Series Selection, and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry. Her most recent translations include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. and Viscount Lascano Tegui’s On Elegance While Sleeping. Her poems have appeared in Slate, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is a lecturer in the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University. James Richardson also teaches creative writing at the Lewis Center. Richardson’s books include By the Numbers: Poems and Aphorisms, which was a 2010 National Book Award finalist; and Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms, which was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award. Richardson is the recipient, among many other honors, of the 2011 Jackson Poetry Prize.