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Irish poetry

Irish poetry includes poetry in two languages, Irish and English. The complex interplay between these two traditions, and between both of them and other poetries in English and Scottish Gaelic, has produced a body of work that is both rich in variety and difficult to categorise.

French poetry is a category of French literature. It may include Francophone poetry composed outside France and poetry written in other languages of France.

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Events

September 8 is the 251st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year.

Michael Derrick Hudson is an American poet and librarian. Hudson is employed at the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne where his job includes encoding articles for the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).

Fort Wayne, Indiana City in Indiana

Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Allen County, United States. Located in northeastern Indiana, the city is 18 miles (29 km) west of the Ohio border and 50 miles (80 km) south of the Michigan border. With a population of 253,691 in the 2010 census, it is the second-most populous city in Indiana after Indianapolis, and the 75th-most populous city in the United States. It is the principal city of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, consisting of Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties, a combined population of 419,453 as of 2011. Fort Wayne is the cultural and economic center of northeastern Indiana. The city is within a 300-mile radius of major population centers, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Lexington, and Milwaukee. In addition to the three core counties, the combined statistical area (CSA) includes Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, and Steuben counties, with an estimated population of 615,077.

Anniversaries

January 4 is the fourth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of the year.

T. S. Eliot English author

Thomas Stearns Eliot,, "one of the twentieth century's major poets" was also an essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, to a prominent Boston Brahmin family, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American passport.

April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year.

Selection of works published in English

Africa

Australia

Canada

Liz Howard (writer) Canadian writer

Liz Howard is a Canadian writer. Her debut poetry collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language poetry at the 2015 Governor General's Awards, and for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Soraya Peerbaye

Soraya Peerbaye is a Canadian writer. She was a shortlisted nominee for the Gerald Lampert Award in 2010 for her poetry collection Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, and for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2016 for Tell: poems for a girlhood.

Anthologies in Canada

New Zealand

Poets in Best New Zealand Poems

These poets wrote the 25 poems selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2014 (guest editor was Vincent O'Sullivan), published this year:

Vincent Gerard O’Sullivan, DCNZM is a New Zealand poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, critic and editor. He was the New Zealand Poet Laureate for the term 2013–2015. The son of Timothy O'Sullivan and Myra O'Sullivan O'Sullivan was the youngest of five children. His first marriage was to Tui Rererangi Walsh and produced two children. Dominic O'Sullivan (1970) and Deirdre O'Sullivan (1973).

United Kingdom

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

  • Iain Banks, Poems. ISBN   1408705877
  • Kathleen Jamie, The Bonniest Companie
  • Robin Fulton Macpherson, A Northern Habitat: Collected Poems 1960-2010
  • Don Paterson, 40 Sonnets (Faber)

Anthologies in the United Kingdom

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United Kingdom

United States

Anthologies in the United States

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States

  • David Biespiel, A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry (Antilever Press)
  • David Schneider, Crowded by beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen (University California Press)

Poets in The Best American Poetry 2015

The 2015 edition of The Best American Poetry is guest-edited by Native American poet and novelist Sherman Alexie

Works published in other languages

French

Italian

Awards and honors by country

Awards announced this year:

International

Australia awards and honors

Canada awards and honors

France awards and honors

Italian awards and honors

New Zealand awards and honors

United Kingdom awards and honors

United States awards and honors

From the Poetry Society of America

Conferences and workshops by country

Australia

Canada

Mexico

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Deaths

January – June

Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

July – December

See also

Further reading

Related Research Articles

The Hopwood Awards are a major scholarship program at the University of Michigan, founded by Avery Hopwood.

Richard Wilbur American poet

Richard Purdy Wilbur was an American poet and literary translator. One of the foremost poets of his generation, Wilbur's work, composed primarily in traditional forms, was marked by its wit, charm, and gentlemanly elegance. In 1987 he was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry twice, in 1957 and again in 1989.

Louise Elisabeth Glück is an American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003, after serving as a Special Bicentennial Consultant three years prior in 2000. She won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2014 for Faithful and Virtuous Night.

Frederick Seidel is an American poet.

Charles Simic Serbian-American poet

Charles Simic is a Serbian-American poet and former co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn't End, and was a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for Selected Poems, 1963-1983 and in 1987 for Unending Blues. He was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007.

Charles Wright (poet) American writer; University of Virginia professor

Charles Wright is an American poet. He shared the National Book Award in 1983 for Country Music: Selected Early Poems and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for Black Zodiac. In 2014-2015 he was the 50th Poet Laureate of the United States.

Frank Bidart American poet

Frank Bidart is an American academic and poet, and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Jorie Graham American poet

Jorie Graham is an American poet. The Poetry Foundation called Graham "one of the most celebrated poets of the American post-war generation." She replaced poet Seamus Heaney as Boylston Professor at Harvard, becoming the first woman to be appointed to this position. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1996) for The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 and was chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003.

Tracy K. Smith American poet

Tracy K. Smith is an American poet and educator. She is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, an office she assumed in 2017. She has published four collections of poetry, winning the Pulitzer Prize for her 2011 volume Life on Mars.

Jean Sprackland is an English poet and writer, the author of five collections of poetry and a book of essays about landscape and nature.

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References

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  2. California’s Juan Felipe Herrera Inaugurates Term as U.S. Poet Laureate | The California Report | KQED News
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  11. TS Eliot prize row: is winner too young, beautiful - and Chinese?
  12. New Yorker Staff (2015-09-14). The National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry - The New Yorker
  13. http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2015-Poetry
  14. Joy Harjo receives $100,000 poetry prize - Yahoo News
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  18. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/05/alice-notley-awarded
  19. WCU Poetry Conference
  20. Poet Miller Williams, 84, dies
  21. http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2015/01/blog-post_29.html?m=0
  22. Michele Serros, Who Wrote About Bicultural Life, Dies
  23. McKinnon, Lisa (January 5, 2015) 'Chicana Role Model' author, Oxnard native Serros succumbs to cancer at 48
  24. Rod McKuen, prolific songwriter and poet, dies at 81
  25. Former poet laureate Philip Levine, a champion of the working class, dies at 87
  26. Nobody Was Writing Poetry of This World Like Philip Levine (1928–2015) – from "Harriet the Blog" at The Poetry Foundation website.
  27. Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 83
  28. http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2015/03/blog-post_23.html?m=0
  29. Franz Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 62
  30. Acclaimed poet, UMass professor James Tate dies at 71
  31. Kenneth Lee Irby Obituary
  32. A Bleak Week for Poets.
  33. Death of a Poet.
  34. Charles Tomlinson obituary: Poet and translator who bridged the cultural gap between old and new worlds
  35. Madeline DeFrees, 1919 – 2015
  36. Judith Fitzgerald: Poet wrote with a dazzling voice of pain and passion
  37. Justin Chin, S.F. poet who incorporated complex themes, dies