2012 in poetry

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Events[edit]

John Ashbery at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival
  • January 31 – A Chinese court sentences poet and political dissident Zhu Yufu to a seven year prison term for "inciting subversion of state power". During Yufu's trial hearing, prosecutors cited a poem and messages he had sent on the internet.[1]
Günter Grass in 2010
  • November 29 - A Qatari poet, Muhammad Ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami, age 36, sentenced to life imprisonment for "comments said to be critical of the Qatari leadership," and "attempts to destabilise the country."[7] In February 2013, his sentence was reduced to 15 years in prison.[8]

Works published in English[edit]

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • Barry McKinnon, Into the Blind World, above/ground press,
  • rob mclennan, Sextet: six poems from Songs for little sleep, above/ground press,
  • Lisa Robertson, Nilling: Prose, Toronto: BookThug
  • Robert Bringhurst, Selected Poems, Copper Canyon Press,

India, in English[edit]

Ireland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Basil Bunting, Bunting's Persia: Translations by Basil Bunting, edited by Don Share, Flood Editions
  • Ben Parker, The Escape Artists, Tall Lighthouse
  • Andy Croft, Nineteen Forty-Eight, Five Leaves
  • Ralph Pordzik, Night Passage Across the Sea. A Dramatic Duologue, International Poetry Editions
  • Robert Sheppard, The Only Life, Knives Forks & Spoons, Le Willows
  • Dennis B. Wilson, Elegy of a Common Soldier, and Other Poems, Kultura[9]

Anthologies in the United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]

Anthologies in the United States[edit]

  • Peter Cole and Aminadav Dykman, editors. Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition, Yale University Press,
  • Ryan G. Van Cleave, editor. City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, Iowa, . Includes: Rane Arroyo, Marvin Bell, Allen Braden, John Bradley, Curtis L. Crisler, Mary Cross, James D’Agostino, Stuart Dybek, Susan Elbe, Dina Elenbogen, Martín Espada, Beth Ann Fennelly, Bob Hicok, Edward Hirsch, Philip Jenks & Simone Muench, Thomas L. Johnson, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Viola Lee, Francesco Levato, Campbell McGrath, Paul Martínez Pompa, Adrian Matejka, Erika Mikkalo, Julie Parson Nesbitt, Johanny Vázquez Paz, James Plath, Christina Pugh, Maya Quintero, Robyn Schiff, Patricia Smith, Tony Trigilio, Alpay Ulku, Judith Valente, Nicole Walker, Ellen Wehle, Brenda Yates
  • Cary Nelson, editor. The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, Oxford University Press, . Includes essays by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Robert Dale Parker, Melissa Girard, John Marsh, Linda A. Kinnahan, Peter Nicholls, Charles Altieri, Edward Brunner, Tim Newcomb, Susan Rosenbaum, Mike Chasar, Philip Metres, Karen Jackson Ford, Josephine Park, Walter Kalaidjian, Jahan Ramazani, Michael Thurston, Al Filreis, Lytle Shaw, Mark W. Van Wienen, Michael Davidson, Lynn Keller, Timothy Yu, James Smethurst, Adalaide Morris
  • Charles Henry Rowell, editor. Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, W.W. Norton, .More than 70 poets are represented in this anthology of African-American poetry since the 1960s
  • Joshua Corey and G.C. Waldrep, editors – The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, Ahsahta Press. – Contributors: Emily Abendroth, Will Alexander, Rae Armantrout, Eric Baus, Dan Beachy-Quick, John Beer, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Sherwin Bitsui, Kamau Brathwaite, Susan Briante, Oni Buchanan, Heather Christle, Stephen Collis, Jack Collom, Phil Cordelli, T. Zachary Cotler, Brent Cunningham, Christopher Dewdney, Timothy Donnelly, Michael Dumanis, Camille Dungy, Marcella Durand, Lisa Fishman, Rob Fitterman, Forrest Gander, Merrill Gilfillan, C. S. Giscombe, Peter Gizzi, Jody Gladding, Johannes Göransson, Chris Green, Arielle Greenberg, Richard Greenfield, Sarah Gridley, e. tracy grinnell, Gabriel Gudding, Joshua Harmon, Nathan Hauke, Lyn Hejinian, Mary Hickman, Brenda Hillman, Kevin Holden, Paul Hoover, Erika Howsare & Kate Schapira, Brenda Iijima, Sally Keith, Karla Kelsey, Amy King, Melissa Kwasny, Brian Laidlaw, Maryrose Larkin, Ann Lauterbach, Karen An-hwei Lee, Paul Legault, Sylvia Legris, Dana Levin, Eric Linsker, Alessandra Lynch, J. Michael Martinez, Nicole Mauro, Aaron McCollough, Joyelle McSweeney, K. Silem Mohammad, Laura Moriarty, Rusty Morrison, Erin Mouré, Jennifer Moxley, Laura Mullen, Melanie Noel, Kathryn Nuernberger, Peter O'Leary, Patrick Pritchett, Bin Ramke, Stephen Ratcliffe, Matt Reeck, Marthe Reed, Evelyn Reilly, Karen Rigby, Ed Roberson, Lisa Robertson, Elizabeth Robinson, Craig Santos Perez, Leslie Scalapino, Standard Schaefer, Brandon Shimoda, Eleni Sikelianos, Jonathan Skinner, Gustaf Sobin, Juliana Spahr, Jane Sprague, Fenn Stewart, Adam Strauss, Mathias Svalina, Arthur Sze, John Taggart, Michelle Taransky, Brian Teare, Tony Tost, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Cathy Wagner, Elizabeth Willis, Jane Wong, and C. D. Wright

Nonfiction, criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States[edit]

Poets in The Best American Poetry 2012[edit]

The following poets appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012. David Lehman, general editor, and Mark Doty, guest editor (who selected the poetry):[10]

Works published in other languages[edit]

Denmark[edit]

French language[edit]

France[edit]

Anthologies in France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Poland[edit]

Other languages[edit]

Bengali :

  • Rahman HenryBrojosundoeer Kotha (February 2012) Collection of Poems.
  • Rahman HenryKobitar Tribhuban (February 2012) a collection of Translated poems.×

Ukrainian :

Urdu

Awards and honors by Country[edit]

Awards announced this year:

International[edit]

Australia awards and honors[edit]

Canada awards and honors[edit]

New Zealand awards and honors[edit]

United Kingdom awards and honors[edit]

  • Cholmondeley Award:
  • Costa Award (formerly "Whitbread Awards") for poetry: Kathleen Jamie, The Overhaul
    • Shortlist: Sean Borodale, Bee Journal; *Julia Copus, The World's Two Smallest Humans; Selima Hill, People Who Like Meatballs
  • English Association's Fellows' Poetry Prizes:
  • Eric Gregory Award (for a collection of poems by a poet under the age of 30):
  • Forward Poetry Prize:
    • Best Collection:
      • Shortlist:
    • Best First Collection:
      • Shortlist:
    • Best Poem:
      • Shortlist:
  • Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for poetry:
    • Shortlist:
  • Manchester Poetry Prize:
  • National Poet of Wales:
  • National Poetry Competition 2011:
  • T. S. Eliot Prize (United Kingdom and Ireland): Sharon Olds, Stag's Leap[11] She is the first American to win this award.[11]
  • The Times/Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation:

United States awards and honors[edit]

From the Poetry Society of America[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Adrienne Rich, one of the 20th-century's most celebrated poets, died in 2012. Here she is in 1980.

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Reuters in Beijing (2012-02-10). "China jails dissident Zhu Yufu over poem sent on Skype | World news". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Coldfront » Obama honors Ashbery and Dove, quotes Dickinson and Whitman". Coldfrontmag.com. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  3. ^ Bar-Zohar, Barak; Ravid (8 April 2012). "Interior Minister declares Gunter Grass persona non grata in Israel". Haaretz. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Sherwood, Harriet (8 April 2012). "Günter Grass barred from Israel over poem: Nobel laureate, who says he had not meant to criticise Israel but Netanyahu government, declared persona non grata". The Guardian (London: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  5. ^ McGrath, Charles (2012-06-06). "Natasha Trethewey Is Named Poet Laureate". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ The Wall Street Journal http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/06/07/natasha-trethewey-named-new-u-s-poet-laureate/ |url= missing title (help). 
  7. ^ Qatari poet jailed for life to appeal - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
  8. ^ Qatar sentences poet to 15 years in jail for verse about freedom | Twitchy
  9. ^ Cook, William (2012-11-08). "War poet, 91, gets book deal 68 years after scribbling verse in his pocket book during D-Day landings". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  10. ^ The Best American Poetry 2012, Guest Edited by Mark Doty
  11. ^ a b Clark, Nick (2013-01-14). "Poet Sharon Olds scoops TS Eliot Prize for 'confessional' work about her husband's affair". The Independent (London). 
  12. ^ D.A. Powell, Ben Fountain Win National Book Critics Circle Awards | Poets and Writers
  13. ^ CM Payne (2012-02-05). "Basil Payne obituary | Books". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  14. ^ Tremblay, Robin (2004-02-26). "X Poetics: In Memory of Stacy Doris". Xpoetics.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  15. ^ "PennSound: Stacy Doris". Writing.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  16. ^ "Stacy Doris- Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More". Poets.org. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  17. ^ "Polish Nobel winning poet Szymborska dies at 88". Reuters. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  18. ^ "W.Va. poet laureate Irene McKinney dies at 72". Charleston, West Virginia: Charleston Gazette-Mail. February 4, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  19. ^ sandra martin. "Poet found magic and mystery in the everyday". Toronto: The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  20. ^ Colleen Thibaudeau - The Canadian Encyclopedia
  21. ^ "Noted poet Shahryar passes away – Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  22. ^ "Dr. Fred Moramarco, Professor Emeritus". Rohan.sdsu.edu. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
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  24. ^ Woo, Elaine (2012-02-23). "Barney Rosset obituary: Publisher who challenged censorship while championing writers was 89 – Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
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