was born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and educated at the Queen’s University of Belfast. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is Howard G. B. Clark ’21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. In 2007 he was appointed Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, where he is an honorary Fellow of Hertford College. His main collections of poetry are New Weather, Mules, Why Brownlee Left, Quoof, Meeting The British, Madoc: A Mystery, The Annals of Chile, Hay, Poems 1968–1998, and Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. His tenth collection, Horse Latitudes, appeared in the fall of 2006. He was given an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature in 1996. Other recent awards are the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, the 2003 Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry, the 2004 American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the 2004 Shakespeare Prize, the 2005 Aspen Prize for Poetry, and the 2006 European Prize for Poetry.