2008 in poetry

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Events[edit]

Russian poet Dmitry Vodennikov
  • June 18 – Release in the United Kingdom of a new film, The Edge of Love, concerning Dylan Thomas' relationship with two women, starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys (as Thomas).[1]
  • September – A United Kingdom examination board, Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, asks schools to withdraw copies of its anthology which contain the poem, Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy after some teachers complained about the poem's reference to knives. Other teachers oppose the move, and Duffy responds with a new poem, Mrs Schofield's GCSE.[1]
  • December 15 – The American Academy of Arts and Sciences begins awarding the May Sarton prize. Five "emerging poets" each year will receive a $2,000 honorarium and an opportunity to have their work published in the Academy's journal, Daedalus (for winners, see "Awards and honors" section, below).[2]
  • Dennis Brutus is awarded the Lifetime Honorary Award by the South African Department of Arts and Culture for his lifelong dedication to African and world poetry and literary arts[3] Brutus was also an activist who was imprisoned and incarcerated in the cell next to Nelson Mandela's on Robben Island from 1963 to 1965.[4]
  • Dmitry Vodennikov wins a Russian poetry competition television show, "King of the Poets".[5]
  • POETomu (a play on the English word "poet" and the Russian word poetomu ("because")), a glossy magazine about poetry, is founded in Russia.[5]

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]

Bronwyn Lea this year

Canada[edit]

India, Indian poetry in English[edit]

Ireland[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Best New Zealand Poetry 2007[edit]

The year's guest editor, who chose 25 poems for inclusion, was Paula Green. The list appeared at the series website in February 2008.[16]

United Kingdom[edit]

Anthologies in the United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]

Anthologies in the United States[edit]

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

Poets in The Best American Poetry 2008[edit]

These poets appeared in The Best American Poetry 2008, with David Lehman, general editor, and Charles Wright, guest editor (who selected the poetry) (Scribner ISBN 0-7432-9973-6):

Works published in other languages[edit]

French language[edit]

France[edit]

Canadian poetry in French[edit]

Germany[edit]

Danish poet Pia Tafdrup

Greece[edit]

India[edit]

Listed in alphabetical order by first name:

Iran[edit]

Poland[edit]

Russia[edit]

Other languages[edit]

Awards and Honors[edit]

International[edit]

Australia awards and honors[edit]

Canada awards and honors[edit]

New Zealand awards and honors[edit]

United Kingdom awards and honors[edit]

United States awards and honors[edit]

From the Poetry Society of America[edit]

Other awards and honors[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Poetry in the News 2008" web page at the Poetry Society website, retrieved November 30, 2008
  2. ^ News release and web page, "Young Poets Recognized by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Five Receive Academy Prize in Honor of May Sarton", December 15, 2008, at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences website, retrieved December 17, 2008
  3. ^ .Poetry and Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader Publisher's page includes video of Brutus and a remembrance by Amy Goodman
  4. ^ http://www.ru.ac.za/alumni/news/deceased/dennisbrutus
  5. ^ a b c d e Britannica (2009), "Russian" subsection
  6. ^ Web page titled "Anonymous Premonition" at the University of Queensland Press website, retrieved July 5, 2010
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Some Favorite Books of 2008: Poetry Foundation Staff Picks" entry, December 19, 2008, "Harriet" blog, Poetry Foundation website, retrieved December 31, 2008
  8. ^ "Joe Rosenblatt: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online. Web, Mar. 22, 2011.
  9. ^ a b Web page titled "Meena Alexander", Poetry International website, retrieved July 15, 2010
  10. ^ Web page titled "Eunice de Souza", Poetry International website, retrieved July 8, 2010
  11. ^ Web page titled "Arundhathi Subramaniam", Poetry International website, retrieved July 6, 2010
  12. ^ Web page titled "Jeet Thayil", Poetry International website, retrieved July 10, 2010
  13. ^ Scharf, Michael, "The Other Mother Tongue", book review, Boston Review, May/June 2010 issue, retrieved July 19, 2010
  14. ^ a b Web page titled "Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin" at Poetry International website, accessed May 3, 2008
  15. ^ a b Web page titled "Literature/Year in Review 2009/English: Other Literature in English" at the Encyclopaedia Britannica website, retrieved February 22, 2010
  16. ^ Web page titled "Best New Zealand Poetry 2007 / Introduction" at the Best New Zealand Poetry website, accessed April 25, 2008
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Search results page: Bloodaxe Books + 2008, Poets House website, retrieved July 9, 2010
  18. ^ a b Search results page: Oxford University Press + 2008, Poets House website, retrieved July 9, 2010
  19. ^ The publication of Complete Early Poems, (Green Integer) was scheduled for publication in 2008, but as of May 2010 had not appeared. Since she received the Pulitzer Prize for Versed, look for a future publication of this collection which is to consist of Armantrout's early collections, from 1978's Extremities to 1995's Made to Seem.
  20. ^ a b Web page titled "Mark Doty Books" at Mark Doty website, accessed May 5, 2008
  21. ^ Farr, Sheila, "Poet ponders life's contrasts in 'The Shadow of Sirius'", book review, October 30, 2010, The Seattle Times, retrieved June 8, 2010
  22. ^ Web page at the CMU Press website, accessed July 24, 2008
  23. ^ Silliman reveals publication on his blog
  24. ^ Web page titled "Poetry Notes / Publishers Weekly, 3/17/2008" at Publishers Weekly website, retrieved March 12, 2009. Archived 2009-06-01.
  25. ^ Britannica (2009), "French: Canada"
  26. ^ Web page about Katerina Iliopoulou at the Greek Poetry Now website, retrieved January 29, 2010
  27. ^ Web page about Stamatis Polenakis at the Greek Poetry Now website, retrieved January 29, 2010
  28. ^ Web page titled "Bharat Majhi" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 6, 2010
  29. ^ Web page titled "Jiban Narah" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 10, 2010
  30. ^ Web page titled "K. Siva Reddy" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 11, 2010
  31. ^ Web page titled "P. P. Ramachandran", Poetry International website, retrieved July 19, 2010
  32. ^ Web page titled "Raghavan Atholi", Poetry International website, retrieved July 25, 2010
  33. ^ Web page titled "Rituraj" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 12, 2010
  34. ^ Web page titled "Sitanshu Yashaschandra" at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 27, 2010
  35. ^ Web page titled "Teji Grover" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved August 3, 2010
  36. ^ a b Britannica (2009), "Persian" subsection
  37. ^ Web page titled "Literature/Year in Review 2009/Persian", Encyclopaedia Britannica website, retrieved February 22, 2010
  38. ^ Web pages titled "Tadeusz Rozewicz" (in English and Polish), at the Instytut Książki ("Books Institute") website, retrieved February 28, 2010
  39. ^ Britannica (2009), "Portuguese: Portugal" subsection
  40. ^ "Recipients of the Golden wreath Award". Struga Poetry Evenings. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  41. ^ http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/poets/virginia.html Virginia Law and Library of Congress List of Virginia Poets Laureate
  42. ^ San Francisco State University: The Poetry Center: Book Awards
  43. ^ Britannica (2009), "Japanese" subsection
  44. ^ UM scholar Hatlen, mentor to Stephen King, dies at 71
  45. ^ Burton Hatlen 1936 — 2008 A "cyber-tombeau" at Silliman's Blog by poet Ron Silliman includes comments, tributes, and links
  46. ^ Raúl Salinas, poet, teacher and activist, dies: Austin resident and bookstore owner gave voice to Chicano struggle.
  47. ^ [1]
  48. ^ Aimé Césaire, Martinique poet, has died
  49. ^ [2]
  50. ^ Service for Shinder ; Fox, Margalit, "Jason Shinder, 52, Poet and Founder of Arts Program, Dies", obituary, May 3, 2008, The New York Times, retrieved December 11, 2008
  51. ^ Grimes, William, "Ilyas Malayev, 72, Uzbek Musician and Poet, Dies", obituary, The New York Times, May 7, 2008, retrieved December 11, 2008
  52. ^ [3] (Russian)
  53. ^ [4] (Spanish)
  54. ^ [5]
  55. ^ [6]
  56. ^ "Peter Rühmkorf: German poet who captured idioms" obituary, Times of London, June 17, 2008; retrieved November 26, 2008
  57. ^ "Lord Tweedsmuir", obituary, Daily Telegraph, London, July 9, 2008, retrieved December 9, 2008
  58. ^ Ellen Datlow, "Thomas M. Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008)," sff.discuss.obituaries, 2008-07-06, 15:01
  59. ^ Kittler, Wolf, "Richard Exner 1929 – 2008 / Scholar and Poet", Santa Barbara Independent, December 24, 2008, retrieved January 9, 2009
  60. ^ "They walked on: The Sunday Times pays tribute to some of the high-profile individuals who passed away in 2008 and whose legacies won't be forgotten", The Times of Malta, December 28, 2008, retrieved same day
  61. ^ Summary of a Le Monde article on Suied's death, August 13, 2008 ("The poet Alain Suied died Thursday in Paris on July 24 due to cancer."), retrieved December 14, 2008
  62. ^ Mahmoud Darwish: Palestinian 'poet of the resistance'
  63. ^ [7]
  64. ^ Pandya, Haresh, "Ahmed Faraz, Outspoken Urdu Poet, Dies at 77", obituary, The New York Times, September 1, 2008, retrieved December 10, 2008 ("He was earlier reported to have died while being treated in a Chicago hospital after a fall in Baltimore, but he returned to his homeland, where he died.")
  65. ^ [8]
  66. ^ Reginald Shepherd: 1963 – 2008; A "cyber-tombeau" at Silliman's Blog by poet Ron Silliman includes comments, tributes, and links
  67. ^ Tribute at Poetry Foundation Shepherd was a frequent contributor to the Poetry Foundation blog called Harriet. Listed here are dozens of tributes and comments from many who were touched in some way by Shepherd and his work
  68. ^ "John Matshikiza: Poet, actor, journalist and activist". The Independent (London). September 20, 2008. 
  69. ^ The Independent obituary
  70. ^ No byline, [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/books/30pavlov.html?scp=10&sq=died%20poet&st=cse "Konstantin Pavlov, Bulgarian Poet, Is Dead at 75", obituary, Associated Press, September 30, 2008, as it appeared on the website of The New York Times, retrieved December 11, 2008
  71. ^ The Independent obituary
  72. ^ [9]
  73. ^ [10]
  74. ^ [11]
  75. ^ Fox, Margalit, "Donald Finkel, 79, Poet of Free-Ranging Styles, Is Dead", obituary, The New York Times, November 20, 2008, retrieved December 10, 2008
  76. ^ [12] (Hungarian)
  77. ^ [13] (Hungarian)
  78. ^ No byline, "Kashmiri poet Altaf Niaz dead", article, Sakaal Times, December 5, 2008, retrieved December 14, 2008
  79. ^ Australian poet Dorothy Porter dies aged 54 and Dorothy Porter (1954–2008) this "Cyber-tombeau" at Silliman's Blog by poet Ron Silliman includes comments, tributes, and links
  80. ^ Khaskheli, Jan, id=151776 "Tajal Bewas passes away", The News of Karachi, Pakistan, December 14, 2008, retrieved same day
  81. ^ "Jwalamukhi dies", Times of India, December 15, retrieved December 14, 2008
  82. ^ Kustow, Michael, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/dec/21/adrian-mitchell-obituary "Poet Adrian Mitchell dies, aged 76: Inspirational poet, playwright and performer who was a natural pacifist", obituary, The Guardian, December 21, 2008, retrieved December 22, 2008
  83. ^ "Remembering Pioneers Alan Lew and Nanao Sakaki" web page at Shambhala Sunspace website, retrieved January 29, 2009

Sources[edit]

  • Britannica Book of the Year 2009 (events of 2008), published by the Encyclopædia Britannica, online edition (subscription required), "Literature/Year in Review 2008" section

See also[edit]