21 January 2009

Poet and Rock & Rock Mother[blank] to Receive 19th Annual Corrington Award

Paul Muldoon is a rock-and-roller, a Pulitzer-Prize winning Poet, a professor and now the 19th Annual Corrington Award recipient. The Centenary College English Department will award Muldoon Thursday, January 22th, at 7pm in the Whited Room located in Bynum Commons. The event is free and open to the public, and will entail a reading from the author.

Muldoon currently wears the crown of the Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University where he is Chair of the Lewis Arts Center and Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies, as well as the current Poetry Editor for the New Yorker.

The Northern Irishman will be on campus to sit in with classes and meet with students (and hopefully with someone from KSCL to get an interview!)

The John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence is presented annually by the Department of English on behalf of the Centenary student body and faculty to an established writer who has earned the critical esteem of readers who distinguish artistic accomplishment from commercial success. The first recipient in 1991 was Eudora Welty and last year's recipient was Alice McDermott, author of Child of My Heart.

Photo courtesy of I Am New Jersey

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