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Muldoon’s Picnic

$18 member /
$20 non-member


Free drink included with ticket


 

 

Muldoon’s Picnic
with Special Guests Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Pinsky, and Martin Hayes

Monday, October 13 | 7:30 pm

An omnium-gatherum of words and music hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon

with music by the Wayside Shrines

Featuring Special Guests

Martin Hayes
Joyce Carol Oates
Robert Pinsky

“The most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.” - The Times Literary Supplement on Paul Muldoon

“A life-saving album.” – The Princeton Magazine on Wayside Shrines album The Word on the Street (2013).

A brand new series of words and music led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and pop lyricist Paul Muldoon. Reading and performing with his Princeton-based music collective, the Wayside Shrines, Muldoon will be joined each night by different special literary and musical guests dropping in to various performances.


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Martin Hayes was born and raised in East County Clare, a part of Ireland renowned for traditional music and a particularly lyric style. Martin is considered one of Clare’s most distinguished native sons. He has both remained faithful to the East Clare style and transformed it, to convey its deep and essential musicality that can stand along side any of the world’s greatest music. He tours the world in a duet with guitarist Dennis Cahill and is involved in a number of collaborations with traditional, classical and contemporary musicians. Currently he tours with the exciting five member band, The Gloaming, a traditional trio, Triúr, and the Teetotallers.

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 70 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays, essays, and criticism, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde. Among her many honors are the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the National Book Award. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

Robert Pinsky is one of America’s foremost poet-critics. Often called the last of the “civic” or public poets, Pinsky’s criticism and verse reflect his concern for a contemporary poetic diction that nonetheless speaks of a wider experience. Elected Poet Laureate of the United States in 1997, his tenure was marked by ambitious efforts to prove the power of poetry—not just as an intellectual pursuit in the ivory tower, but as a meaningful and integral part of American life. “I think poetry is a vital part of our intelligence, our ability to learn, our ability to remember, the relationship between our bodies and minds,” he told the Christian Science Monitor. “Poetry’s highest purpose is to provide a unique sensation of coordination between the intelligence, emotions and the body. It’s one of the most fundamental pleasures a person can experience.”


Wayside Shrines are:

Tim Chaston – Violin, Vocals
Ila Couch – Vocals, Guitars
Chris Harford – Vocals, Guitars
Ray Kubian – Drums, Vocals
Noriko Manabe – Piano, Keyboards, Clarinet, Vocals
Paul Muldoon – Lyrics, Guitars
Kate Neal – Accordion, String Arrangements
Nigel Smith – Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
waysideshrines.org

 

Full Muldoon’s Picnic Series Schedule:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 | 7:30 PM
Nick Laird
Zadie Smith

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 7:30 PM
Martin Hayes
Joyce Carol Oates
Robert Pinsky

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 7:30 PM
Rick Moody
Meghan O’Rourke
Fay La Foe 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 | 7:30 PM
Patrick McCabe
Mark Mulcahy
Tracy K. Smith

 


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