MULDOON, PAUL
Paul Muldoon papers, 1939-2010

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bn402

Digital Material Available in this Collection


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Muldoon, Paul
Title: Paul Muldoon papers, 1939-2010
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 784
Extent:53.25 linear ft. (112 boxes) and 175 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Irish poet Paul Muldoon, including correspondence, writings by Muldoon and others, printed material, business and personal papers, photographs and audiovisual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Subseries 1.1, Alphabetical Correspondence, some files are closed without the written permission of Paul Muldoon. Letters by Seamus Heaney are closed to researchers. Letters by Gerard Quinn are closed until Quinn's death.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: Writings by Ted Hughes (letters and literary works) may not be reproduced without the written permission of Carol Hughes.

Source

Purchase, 1996, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Paul Muldoon papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Sarah Quigley, Maggie Greaves, Michael Hessel-Mial and Will Love, 2012.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He attended Queen's University in Belfast where he studied English literature under Seamus Heaney. In 1973, the year he graduated from Queen's, Faber and Faber published his first collection of poems. From 1973 to 1986 he worked as a radio and television producer for BBC Northern Ireland. He moved to the United States in 1987 and has held various university teaching posts. He currently lives in New Jersey and is the Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. Muldoon is married to novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, with whom he has two children.

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He attended Queen's University in Belfast where he studied English literature under Seamus Heaney. In 1973, the year he graduated from Queen's, Faber and Faber published his first collection of poems. From 1973 to 1986 he worked as a radio and television producer for BBC Northern Ireland. He moved to the United States in 1987 and has held various university teaching posts. He currently lives in New Jersey and is the Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. Muldoon is married to novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, with whom he has two children.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Irish poet Paul Muldoon from 1939-2010, including correspondence, writings by Muldoon and others, printed material, business and personal papers, photographs and audiovisual material. The papers document Muldoon's creative work since the 1960s, including poetry, television and radio scripts for the BBC, drama and music. Correspondence in the collection consists primarily of letters to Muldoon from others, with only a few copies of letters written by Muldoon. The correspondence documents Muldoon's relationships with other Irish poets such as Ciaran Carson, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and Derek Mahon. Writings by Muldoon include drafts, proofs and other materials relating to his work as a poet, translator, and lyricist, as well as various types of prose writing. Writings by others include works by other Irish poets, interviews with Muldoon, and essays and theses about Muldoon's work.

Printed material consists of published writings by and about Muldoon, published writings by other authors, as well as some collected publications. Promotional material includes posters, flyers, brochures and other printed material publicizing and promoting Muldoon's work, poetry readings and other appearances. Business and personal papers consist primarily of publishing contracts, but also contain materials such as Muldoon's curriculum vitae, travel itineraries, appointment books and royalty statements. Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Muldoon, along with family members, friends and colleagues. Finally, the audiovisual material in the collection consists of recordings of performances of Muldoon's work, and a small number of interviews with Muldoon and reviews of Muldoon's poetry.

Arrangement Note

Organized into eight series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Writings by Paul Muldoon, (3) Writings by others, (4) Printed material, (5) Promotional materials, readings, and appearances, (6) Business and personal papers, (7) Photographs, and (8) Audiovisual material.



Description of Series

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