Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Other recent awards are the Pigott Prize and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent collection of poems is Frolic and Detour.