About the Current Stellfox Season

paul muldoon

Pulitzer Prize winning poet and musician Paul Muldoon is the recipient of Dickinson's 2013-14 Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Award.

The year of Muldoon's residency is punctuated by a lecture and award ceremony, a theatrical production and two major musical performances. Each relates to Muldoon's life and work and/or to that of the poet's longtime friend and mentor, Seamus Heaney, who was named the 2013-14 Stellfox recipient before his sudden death last fall. A related theatrical production will come to the Dickinson stage in April. 

Related events in 2013-14 

  • Anything Can Happen (November). An oratorio co-written by Heaney and composer Mohammed Fairouz, performed by students. Fairouz spoke of his collaborations with Heaney during a weeklong musical residency that included workshops and visits to writing, language and music classes.
  • Stellfox Concert (April 1). The Dickinson College Choir and Orchestra present a work composed by Associate Professor of Music Robert Pound that sets excerpts of Muldoon's and Heaney's poetry to music.
  • Stellfox Lecture and Award Ceremony (April 2).
  • Sophocles' The Burial at Thebes (April 11-15). A production of Heaney's translation of the classic Greek drama. 

About Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon was named by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War.” His collections include Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize; The Annals of Chile (1994), which garnered the T.S. Eliot Award; and New Selected Poems (1996), which earned the Irish Times Literature Prize. Muldoon was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1990), the Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry (2003) and the European Prize for Poetry (2006).

The celebrated poet also is a musician-lyricist who has collaborated with an array of musicians, most notably with rock icon Warren Zevon. 

Learn more about upcoming arts events via the Calendar of Arts