2014 in poetry

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Events[edit]

  • January – parts of two previously unknown poems by Greek poet Sappho are discovered on ancient papyrus.[1] This news is being reported by multiple news sources by the end of the month.[2][3][4]
  • March 19 - PEN International comes out with an action appeal protesting the two-year prison sentence handed down to Egyptian poet Omar Hazek. PEN states that this poet has been "imprisoned for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly." Hazek, who's won several poetry awards and is a former employee of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, has been held in custody since early December 2013.[14][15]
  • May 22 - The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien, which he had first completed in 1926, is published (after nearly 90 years) as Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary [17]

Anniversaries[edit]

Works published in English[edit]

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Anthologies in Canada[edit]

  • Why Poetry Sucks: Humorous Avant-Garde and Post-Avant English Canadian Poetry, Jonathan Ball & Ryan Fitzpatrick, editors. (Insomniac Press) ISBN 9781554831227
  • Under the Mulberry Tree: poems for & about Raymond Souster, James Deahl, editor. (Quattro Books) ISBN 9781927443637[25]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Ireland[edit]

  • Harry Clifton, The Holding Centre: Selected Poems 1974-2004 (BloodAxe Books)

Scotland[edit]

  • Stewart Conn, The Touch of Time: New & Selected Poems (BloodAxe Books)

Anthologies in the United Kingdom[edit]

  • Ten: the new wave, edited by Karen McCarthy Woolf (BloodAxe) ISBN 1 78037 110 1 - new poetry voices in Britain including Mona Arshi, Jay Bernard, Kayo Chingonyi, Rishi Dastidar, Edward Doegar, Inua Ellams, Sarah Howe, Adam Lowe, Eileen Pun and Warsan Shire

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

  • Laura Jansen - The Roman Paratext: Frame, Texts, Readers. (Cambridge University Press) ISBN 978-1107024366

United States[edit]

  • James Baldwin, Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems (Beacon Press) ISBN 978-080708486-1
  • Kendra DeColo, Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books)
  • Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Endarkment: Selected Poems, edited by Eugene Ostashevsky, translated by Lyn Hejinian, Genya Turovskaya, Eugene Ostashevsky, Bela Shayevich, Jacob Edmund & Elena Balashova (Wesleyan University)
  • Tarfia Faizullah, Seam (So. Illinois Univ. Press)
  • Lizzie Harris, STOP WANTING (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)
  • Matthea Harvey, If The Tabloids Are True, What Are You? (Graywolf Press)
  • Chloe Honum, The Tulip-Flame (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)
  • Fanny Howe, Second Childhood (Graywolf Press)
  • Saeed Jones, Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)
  • Keetje Kuipers, The Keys to the Jail (BOA Editions)
  • Cathy Linh Che, Split (Alice james Books)
  • Sally Wen Mao, Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books)
  • Michael Mlekoday, The Dead Eat Everything (Kent State University Press)
  • Eugenia Leigh, Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books)
  • D. A. Powell, Repast (Graywolf Press)
  • George Quasha, Speaking Animate (preverbs) (Between Editions)
  • Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)
  • Spencer Reece, The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Nicholas Samaras, "American Psalm, World Psalm" (Ashland Poetry Press)
  • Danez Smith, [insert] Boy (YesYes Books)
  • Ron Silliman - Northern Soul, (Shearsman)
  • R. A. Villanueva, Reliquaria (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Caki Wilkinson, The Wynona Stone Poems (Persea Press)
  • Jake Adam York, Abide (So. Illinois Univ. Press)
  • Kevin Young - Book of Hours, (Knopf)

Anthologies in the United States[edit]

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

  • John Drury - Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert. (University of Chicago Press)
  • Tom Hawkins - Iambic Poetics in the Roman Empire (Cambridge University Press)
  • Ron Silliman - Against Conceptual Poetry (Counterpath Press)

Poets in The Best American Poetry 2014[edit]

[27]

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:
    • Shortlist:
  • 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 2014:
  • T. S. Eliot Prize (United Kingdom and Ireland):
  • The Times/Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation:

United States awards and honors[edit]

From the Poetry Society of America[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 01.28.14. "Scholars Discover New Poems from Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  2. ^ Quinn, Annalisa (2014-01-30). "Book News: Two Poems By Greek Poet Sappho Discovered : The Two-Way". NPR. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  3. ^ Post. "New poems by Sappho". TLS. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  4. ^ "new sappho | A discussion on the new Sappho papyrus". Newsappho.wordpress.com. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  5. ^ Ingrid Peritz (2014-01-12). "Canada’s new poet laureate: ‘Poetry belongs to everyone’". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  6. ^ Ingrid Peritz. "Canada names Michel Pleau as new parliamentary poet laureate". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  7. ^ "Iranian Execution of Poet Further Darkens Iran’s Human Rights Record". Freedom House. 5 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Taheri, Amir (2014-02-02). "Rouhani approves execution of Arab–Iranian poet « ASHARQ AL-AWSAT". Aawsat.net. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  9. ^ "Iran Human Rights Documentation Center - IRI Executes Two Ahwazi Arab Men". Iranhrdc.org. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  10. ^ Saeed Kamali Dehghan. "Execution of Arab Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani condemned by rights groups | World news". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  11. ^ "The female poets who have earned their laurels | Life and style". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  12. ^ "International Women's Day | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  13. ^ Start time: (2014-03-07). "WOW Laureates Night". Southbank Centre. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  14. ^ "In Support of Omar Hazek". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  15. ^ "Egypt: Poet Omar Hazek imprisoned PEN International". Pen-international.org. 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  16. ^ a b "New prize to award $25,000 annually to Canadian poets". National Post, April 22, 2014.
  17. ^ John Garth (2014-03-22). "JRR Tolkien's translation of Beowulf: bring on the monsters | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  18. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/books/charles-wright-named-americas-poet-laureate.html?_r=0
  19. ^ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1408/S00143/nz-celebrates-poetry-with-national-poetry-day-on-22-august.htm
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  21. ^ "Charles Bukowski Called it Splitsville 20 Years ago". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  22. ^ "Octavio Paz, b. 100 Years ago today…". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
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  24. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-29463902
  25. ^ January 30, 2014 by Kerry Clare (2014-01-30). "Most Anticipated: Spring 2014 Poetry Preview". 49thshelf.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  26. ^ Hill, Selima. "Title Page > Selima Hill: The Sparkling Jewel of Naturism". Bloodaxe Books. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  27. ^ "The Best American Poetry 2012, Guest Edited by Mark Doty". Bestamericanpoetry.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  28. ^ "Thomas King wins Governor General’s award for fiction". The Globe and Mail, November 18, 2014.
  29. ^ a b Griffin Poetry Prize | Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire Brenda Hillman and Red Doc> Anne Carson Win the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize
  30. ^ "Miriam Toews wins $25,000 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize". Toronto Star, November 4, 2014.
  31. ^ http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/2014.book.award.winners
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  35. ^ http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2014.html#poetry
  36. ^ Citation reads: "for a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless."
  37. ^ a b "The Pulitzer Prizes | Jurors". Pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  38. ^ Citation reads: "for a book of masterly poems that capture the inner experience of a man in mid-life who is troubled by mortality and the passage of time, traditional themes that are made to feel new."
  39. ^ Citation reads: "foran imaginative work by a commanding poet who engages the history and mythology of larger-than-life boxer Jack Johnson"
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  41. ^ "2014 PEN/Voelcker Award". pen.org. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  42. ^ John Williams (July 30, 2014). "James Wolcott and Frank Bidart Among 2014 PEN American Winners". New York Times. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  43. ^ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/247676
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  45. ^ http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/frost_and_shelley/shelley_winners/2014/
  46. ^ http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual/winners/2014/award_10/
  47. ^ Bernstein, Charles (2014-01-08). "Madeline Gins (1941-2014)". Jacket 2. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  48. ^ Chawkins, Steve (2014-01-09). "Amiri Baraka dies at 79; provocative poet lauded, chided for social passion". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
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  50. ^ Link (2014-02-04). "Silliman's Blog". Ronsilliman.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
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  52. ^ "RIP Bill Knott : Harriet Staff : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  53. ^ "Colleen Lookingbill Obituary: View Colleen Lookingbill's Obituary by San Francisco Chronicle". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  54. ^ Killian, Kevin. "Colleen Lookingbill : Kevin Killian : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  55. ^ Morrison, Rusty. "a closed parenthesis, and what it opens in us : Rusty Morrison : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  56. ^ Link (2014-04-01). "Silliman's Blog". Ronsilliman.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  57. ^ Vern Rutsala, award-winning poet and longtime teacher at Lewis & Clark College, died April 2
  58. ^ "Vern Rutsala: Marvin Bell's 'Rutsala at the Microphone' honors the late poet". OregonLive.com. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  59. ^ "Nina Cassian (1924-2014)". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  60. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/arts/nina-cassian-exiled-romanian-poet-dies-at-89.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140418&nlid=244230&tntemail0=y&_r=0
  61. ^ Poet Tadeusz Rozewicz dies, aged 92
  62. ^ Link (2014-05-08). "Silliman's Blog". Ronsilliman.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  63. ^ Harm | Hillary Gravendyk | Omnidawn
  64. ^ rob mclennan's blog: Hillary Gravendyk (March 1, 1979 - May 10, 2014)
  65. ^ In Memoriam: Assistant Professor of English Hillary Gravendyk - Pomona College
  66. ^ The Mark on the Wall: The Morning Reading: " We wanted something coarser than blood to course through us"
  67. ^ Silliman's Blog
  68. ^ Remembering Hillary Gravendyk (1979-2014) | UC Berkeley English Blog
  69. ^ Maya Angelou dead at 86
  70. ^ Silliman's Blog
  71. ^ "Felix Dennis". The Independent (London). 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  72. ^ Silliman's Blog
  73. ^ Allen Grossman, A Poet's Poet and Scholar, dies at 82
  74. ^ "Death of writer Dermot Healy". RTÉ News. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  75. ^ Harriet Diann Blakely Obituary by The Tennessean
  76. ^ http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2014/08/blog-post_11.html?m=0
  77. ^ Palestinian poet Samih al-Qasim dies at 75
  78. ^ http://www.pierrejoris.com/blog/?p=12231
  79. ^ سیمین بهبهانی درگذشت (Persian)
  80. ^ Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72
  81. ^ http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/08/29/vancouver_poet_zaccheus_jacksons_death_by_train_in_toronto_an_absolute_tragedy.html
  82. ^ http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Renowned+spoken+word+poet+dead/10161592/story.html?__federated=1
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  84. ^ http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2014/09/14_2.html?m=0
  85. ^ Alastair Reid in The New Yorker
  86. ^ http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2014/10/14.html
  87. ^ Dannie Abse - obituary
  88. ^ Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer-Winning Poet, Dies at 89
  89. ^ Ronald Loewinsohn Obituary
  90. ^ "In the Moment of Passing:Donald Merriam Allen, 1912 - 2004". Empty Mirror Books. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  91. ^ Galway Kinnell, Poet Who Went His Own Way, Dies at 87
  92. ^ Mort de l’essayiste et romancier Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014) (French)
  93. ^ http://www.pierrejoris.com/blog/?p=12492
  94. ^ Morre o poeta mato-grossense Manoel de Barros, aos 97 anos (Portuguese)
  95. ^ Wolfson College, Oxford: Professor Jon Stallworthy
  96. ^ Pulitzer-winning poet laureate Mark Strand dies at 80 years old