2003 in poetry

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2000 2001 2002 -2003- 2004 2005 2006
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   In literature: 2000 2001 2002 -2003- 2004 2005 2006     
Art . Archaeology . Architecture . Literature . Music . Philosophy . Science +...

Events[edit]

  • January 29 – Poet Dana Gioia, who had retired early from his career as a corporate executive at General Foods to write full-time, becomes chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States government's arts agency.
  • February 12 – After First Lady Laura Bush invites a number of poets to the White House for this date, one of them, Sam Hamill, starts organizing a protest in which poets would bring anti-war poems. The conference is postponed, but Hamill organizes a "Poets Against the War" Web site with contributions from others. More than 5,000 poems are contributed, including work by John Balaban, Gregory Orr, Rita Dove, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Adrienne Rich, Stanley Kunitz, Marilyn Nelson, Jay Parini, Jamaica Kincaid, Grace Paley and U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Also on the Web site, W. S. Merwin contributes the statement: "To arrange a war in order to be re-elected outdoes even the means employed in the last presidential election. Mr. Bush and his plans are a greater danger to the United States than Saddam Hussein." The new group, "Poets Against the War", organizes poetry readings for February 12 across the country, demonstrating the strong links between many established poets and left-wing pacifism.[1]
  • July 2 – In the aftermath of public controversy ignited by state poet laureate Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) reading his incendiary and anti-Semitic poem "Somebody Blew Up America" about the September 11th Attacks, and Baraka's subsequent refusals to resign from the position, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey signs legislation abolishing the post of Poet Laureate of New Jersey.[2][3]
  • Early November – Carl Rakosi celebrates his 100th birthday with friends at the San Francisco Public Library.
Seamus Heaney Centre.jpg
  • The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry is opened at Queens University, Belfast, this year. It houses the Heaney Media Archive, a unique record of Heaney's entire oeuvre, as well as a full catalogue of his radio and television presentations.[4] This same year Heaney decides to lodge a substantial portion of his literary archive at Emory University.[5]
  • Call: Review, an American little magazine, is founded by poet John Most.

Works published in English[edit]

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; substantially revised works listed separately:

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

India, in English[edit]

Ireland[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Poets in Best New Zealand Poems[edit]

Poems from these 25 poet s were selected by Elizabeth Smither for Best New Zealand Poems 2002, published online this year:

United Kingdom[edit]

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Poets included in The Best American Poetry 2003[edit]

The 75 poets included in The Best American Poetry 2003, edited by David Lehman, co-edited this year by Yusef Komunyakaa:

Works published in other languages[edit]

French language[edit]

France[edit]

  • Seyhmus Dagtekin, Couleurs démêlées du ciel, publisher: L'Harmattan; Kurdish Turkish poet writing in French
  • Abdellatif Laabi, Moroccan author writing in French:
    • L'automne promet, La Différence, coll. Clepsydre, Paris
    • Les Fruits du corps, La Différence, coll. Clepsydre, Paris
    • Œuvre poétique, La Différence, coll. Œuvre complète, Paris

Canada, in French[edit]

  • Denise Desautels, La marathonienne, avec estampes de Maria Cronopoulos, Montréal: Éditions de la courte échelle[19]
  • 2003 * Jean Royer, Demeures du silence, Trois-Rivières: Écrits des Forges / Esch-sur-Alzette: Éditions Phi[20]

Germany[edit]

Bengali language[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Chandan Chowdhury, Jabe he majhi, diksonnopur, Balaka prakash, Chittagong, Bangladesh

India[edit]

In each section, listed in alphabetical order by first name:

Bengali[edit]

Other in India[edit]

Indian poet Keshav Malik, also a writer and arts curator, in a photograph taken this year

Poland[edit]

Other languages[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

José Emilio Pacheco at the Octavio Paz award this year

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Deaths[edit]

English poet Kathleen Jessie Raine

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Knowles, Joe, "Poets Against the War", In These Times, February 14, 2003, accessed January 25, 2007.
  2. ^ New Jersey State Legislature. "An Act concerning the State poet laureate and repealing P.L.1999, c.228." from Laws of the State of New Jersey (P.L.2003, c.123). Approved 2 July 2003.
  3. ^ Pearce, Jeremy. "When poetry seems to matter" in The New York Times (9 February 2003).
  4. ^ Website
  5. ^ Press Release
  6. ^ Poetry International Web – Pam Brown
  7. ^ Raymond Knister, After Exile, (Toronto: Exile, 2003). Google Books, Web, Apr. 2, 2011
  8. ^ "Dennis Lee: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online, UToronto.ca, Web, Apr. 19, 2011.
  9. ^ W.W.E. Ross, ''Irrealities, Sonnets & Laconics. (Exile Editions, 2003), Google Books, Web, Apr. 8, 2011.
  10. ^ "Notes on Life and Works," Selected Poetry of Raymond Souster, Representative Poetry Online, UToronto.ca, Web, May 7, 2011.
  11. ^ Web page titled "Hemant Divate", Poetry International website, retrieved July 10, 2010
  12. ^ Web page titled "Jerry Pinto", Poetry International website, retrieved July 11, 2010
  13. ^ a b Web page titled "Sudeep Sen", Poetry International website, retrieved July 28, 2010
  14. ^ Web page titled "Sachin Ketkar", Poetry International website, retrieved July 27, 2010
  15. ^ Web page titled "Ajmer Rode", at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 6, 2010
  16. ^ "Publications" page, Gerry Cambridge website, retrieved December 1, 2008
  17. ^ O’Reilly, Elizabeth (either author of the "Critical Perspective" section or of the entire contents of the web page, titled "Carol Ann Duffy" at Contemporary Poets website, retrieved May 4, 2009. Archived 2009-05-08.
  18. ^ [2] Web page titled "Books by Fenton" at the James Fenton Web site, accessed October 11, 2007
  19. ^ Web page titled "Denise Desautels" at L’Académie des lettres du Québec website (in French), retrieved October 20, 2010
  20. ^ Web page titled "Jean Royer" at L’Académie des lettres du Québec website (in French), retrieved October 20, 2010
  21. ^ Web page titled "Übersicht erschienener Jahrbücher" at Fischerverlage website, retrieved February 21, 2010
  22. ^ Web page titled "Debarati Mitra", at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 8, 2010
  23. ^ a b Web page titled "Mallika Sengupta", at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 15, 2010
  24. ^ Web page titled "Nirendranath Chakravarti", at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 15, 2010
  25. ^ Web page title "Udaya Narayana Singh", at the Poetry International website, retrieved August 2, 2010
  26. ^ Web page titled "Gagan Gill" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 6, 2010
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  32. ^ a b c d e f Web page titled "Rajendra Kishore Panda" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 26, 2010
  33. ^ Web page titled "S. Joseph", Poetry International website, retrieved August 3, 2010
  34. ^ Web page titled "Salma" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 27, 2010
  35. ^ a b Web page titled "Saroop Dhruv" at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 27, 2010
  36. ^ Web page titled "Thangjam Ibopishak Singh", Poetry International website, retrieved July 29, 2010
  37. ^ Web pages titled "Lipska Ewa" (in English and Polish), at the Instytut Książki ("Books Institute") website , "Bibliography" sections, retrieved March 1, 2010
  38. ^ Web pages titled "Maj Bronisław" (both English version and Polish version), at the Institute Ksiazki ("Book Institute") website, "Bibliography" section, retrieved March 2, 2010
  39. ^ Web pages titled "Miłosz Czesław" (both English version [for translated titles] and Polish version [for diacritical marks]), at the Institute Ksiazki ("Book Institute") website, "Bibliography: Poetry" section, retrieved February 26, 2010
  40. ^ Web page titled "Tomasz Różycki", at Culture.pl website, retrieved March 1, 2010
  41. ^ a b Web page titled "Eugene Tkaczyszyn-Dycki (1962)", at the Biuro Literackie literary agency website, retrieved February 25, 2010
  42. ^ Web page titled Zagajewski Adam", at the Instytut Ksiazki website (in Polish), "Bibliografia: Poezja:" section, retrieved February 19, 2010
  43. ^ Web page titled "Inga Kuznetsova" at the PEN World Voices Festival website, retrieved August 5, 2010
  44. ^ Web page/article titled "Yi Sha" at Poetry International retrieved November 22, 2008
  45. ^ Hofmann, Michael, editor, Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology, Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006
  • [3] "A Timeline of English Poetry" Web page of the Representative Poetry Online Web site, University of Toronto