The Firing Squad


Widely considered to be the greatest English-language poet of his generation, Paul Muldoon was born in Ireland

in 1951. He has published over a dozen collections and has been honored with the Pulitzer Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He visited UConn on April 10 as the 51st Wallace Stevens Poetry Program guest. His visit was sponsored by The Hartford, the UConn Humanities Institute, and the English Department Speaker’s Fund in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Muldoon generously allowed students to print one of his new poems as a limited-edition letterpress poster created by Design Center and hand-printed by student artists in the Printmaking studio. This was the inauguration of what we plan as an annual project to coincide with each year’s visiting Wallace Stevens Poet.