2014 in poetry
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- 1 Events
- 2 Anniversaries
- 3 Works published in English
- 3.1 Australia
- 3.2 Canada
- 3.3 United Kingdom
- 3.4 United States
- 4 Awards and honors by Country
- 5 Deaths
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- January – parts of two previously unknown poems by Greek poet Sappho are discovered on ancient papyrus. This news is being reported by multiple news sources by the end of the month.
- January 7 – Michel Pleau is named Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate (or Canada's new poet laureate), beginning a two-year mandate to “draw Canadians’ attention to the reading and writing of poetry.” 
- January 29 – It's reported that on this day Hashem Shaabani, an Arab–Iranian poet, was executed by hanging in an unidentified Iranian prison after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani approved the sentences.
- March 7 - For the first time ever, all five poet laureates of the United Kingdom are women. And for the first time, all five performed together at the Women of the World festival in London on the eve of International Women's Day. The poets are: Carol Ann Duffy (England), Liz Lochhead (Scotland), Gillian Clarke (Wales), Paula Meehan (Ireland), and Sinéad Morrissey (Northern Ireland).
- 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.
- April 22 - The Writers' Trust of Canada announces the new Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize, a new Canadian literary award to honour the body of work of a Canadian poet who has published at least three volumes of poetry. The award is slated to be presented for the first time in November.
- 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 
- June 12 - The Library of Congress selects Charles Wright as the new United States Poet Laureate, succeeding Natasha Tretheway.
- August 22 - New Zealand celebrates its own National Poetry Day, now in its 17th year, with more than 60 events held around the country. Included among the various readings and contests will be events sponsoring the current New Zealand Poet Laureate, Vincent O’Sullivan, who will read poetry in Dunedin, and 2007-2009 Poet Laureate, Michele Leggott, who will MC the annual Auckland Library event.
- 28 January – On this day 75 years ago, WB Yeats died in Menton, France.
- 21 February – Christopher Marlowe's 450th birthday celebrated (may or may not be his birthday)
- 9 March – Charles Bukowski died 20 years ago today (1994).
- 31 March – 100th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz in 1914.
- 23 April – It's assumed that William Shakespeare was born on this day 450 years ago (because records show that he was baptised on 26 April).
- September 4 – On this day 100 years ago, Charles Péguy, 41 (born 1873), French poet and essayist, was killed in action near Villeroy, Seine-et-Marne, in the early months of World War I
- October 10 – On this day 100 years ago, Ernst Stadler, 31 (born 1883), German poet, was killed in battle at Zandvoorde near Ypres
- October 15 [O.S. October 3] 1814 – Mikhail Lermontov was born on this date 200 years ago. He's sometimes referred to as "Russia's second-greatest poet."
- 25 October – On this date 100 years ago, U.S. poet John Berryman (given name:John Allyn Smith) was born.
- 27 October – On this date 100 years ago, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born.
- 30 October – James Laughlin was born on this date 100 years ago. He was an American poet, publisher, and the founder of New Directions Publishers.
- November 3 – Georg Trakl, 27, Austrian poet, committed suicide on this date 100 years ago.
Works published in English
- Joanne Arnott - Halfling Spring
- John Barton - Polari
- Christopher Levenson - Night Vision
- Garth Martens - Prologue for the Age of Consequence
- Arleen Paré - Lake of Two Mountains
Anthologies in Canada
- 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
- Harry Clifton, The Holding Centre: Selected Poems 1974-2004 (BloodAxe Books)
- Stewart Conn, The Touch of Time: New & Selected Poems (BloodAxe Books)
Anthologies in the United Kingdom
- 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
- Laura Jansen - The Roman Paratext: Frame, Texts, Readers. (Cambridge University Press) ISBN 978-1107024366
- 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
- Carolyn Forché & Duncan Wu, editors. Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (W. W. Norton)
Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States
- 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
Awards and honors by Country
Awards announced this year:
Australia awards and honors
Canada awards and honors
- Archibald Lampman Award:
- Atlantic Poetry Prize: Don Domanski, Bite Down Little Whisper
- 2014 Governor General's Awards: Arleen Paré, Lake of Two Mountains (English); José Acquelin, Anarchie de la lumière (French)
- Griffin Poetry Prize:
- Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize: Ken Babstock
- Gerald Lampert Award: Murray Reiss, The Survival Rate of Butterflies in the Wild
- Pat Lowther Award: Alexandra Oliver, Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway
- Prix Alain-Grandbois: Michaël Trahan, Nœud coulant
New Zealand awards and honors
- Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement:
- Montana New Zealand Book Awards (poetry category):
United Kingdom awards and honors
- Cholmondeley Award:
- Costa Award (formerly "Whitbread Awards") for poetry:
- 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:
- Best First Collection:
- Best Poem:
- Best Collection:
- Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for poetry:
- Manchester Poetry Prize:
- National Poet of Wales:
- National Poetry Competition 2014:
- T. S. Eliot Prize (United Kingdom and Ireland):
- Shortlist (announced in November 2014): 2014 Short List
- The Times/Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation:
United States awards and honors
- Arab American Book Award (The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award): to A Concordance of Leaves by Philip Metres
- Honorable Mentions: My Daughter La Chola by Farid Matuk AND Alight by Fady Joudah
- Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize:
- Best Translated Book Award (BTBA):
- Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books: to Richie Hofmann for his collection, Second Empire
- Bollingen Prize:
- Jackson Poetry Prize: to Claudia Rankine.
- Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize:
- Los Angeles Times Book Prize:
- National Book Award for Poetry (NBA):
- NBA Finalists:
- NBA Longlist:
- National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry:
- The New Criterion Poetry Prize:
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (United States): 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri
- Wallace Stevens Award:
- Whiting Writers' Award (in Poetry):
- PEN Award for Poetry in Translation: – Judge:
- PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry: to Frank Bidart (Judges: Peg Boyers, Toi Derricotte, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips)
- Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award:
- Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize: to Nathaniel Mackey
- Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award:
- Walt Whitman Prize – Hannah Sanghee Park for The Same-Different. - Judge: Rae Armantrout
- Yale Younger Series:
From the Poetry Society of America
- Frost Medal:
- Shelley Memorial Award: to Bernadette Mayer
- Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award: to Tom Thompson
- Lyric Poetry Award: to Meghan Kemp-Gee
- Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award: to Timothy Donnelly
- Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Poetry Award: to Helen Ross
- George Bogin Memorial Award: to Gary Young
- Robert H. Winner Memorial Award: to Dore Kiesselbach
- Cecil Hemley Memorial Award: to Ari Banias – Judge:
- Norma Farber First Book Award: to r. erica doyle
- Lucille Medwick Memorial Award: to David Welch
- William Carlos Williams Award: to Ron Padgett, Collected Poems, (Judge: Thomas Lux)
- Finalists for WCW Award:
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 7 – Alvin Aubert (born 1930), African-American poet and scholar
- January 8 – Madeline Gins, 72 (born 1941), American poet, architect, and long-time collaborator with artist Arakawa
- January 9 – Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), 79 (born 1934), Controversial African-American poet and writer of drama, fiction, essays and music criticism, and former Poet Laureate of New Jersey
- January 14 – Juan Gelman, 83 (born 1930), Argentine poet and the recipient of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize in 2007
- February 1 – René Ricard, 67(?) (born 1946), American poet, art critic, painter, and actor in Andy Warhol's films.
- February 6 – Maxine Kumin, 88 (born 1925), U. S. American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, was Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress (today known as the United States Poet Laureate), and wrote some seventeen books of poetry, novels, story collections, and memoirs.
- March 12 – Bill Knott, 74, (born 1940), U. S. American poet who published more than a dozen books of poetry between his first book in 1968 and his death.
- March 30 – Colleen Lookingbill, 63 (born 1950), U. S. American who edited, with Elizabeth Robinson, the EtherDome Chapbook series for 12 years, which published emerging women poets. She also co-edited Instance Press.
- April 2 – Vern Rutsala, 80 (born 1934), U.S. author and poet.
- April 14 – Nina Cassian, 89 (born 1924), Romanian poet, journalist, film critic, and translator. She translated works of William Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Christian Morgenstern, Yiannis Ritsos, and Paul Celan into Romanian. She published more than fifty books of her own poetry.
- April 24 - Tadeusz Różewicz, 92 (born 1921), Polish poet and playwright, recipient of the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (1982).
- April 28 - Gerard Benson, 83 (born 1931), English poet.
- April 29 - Russell Edson, ? (born 1935), American poet, novelist, writer and illustrator.
- May 10 - Hillary Gravendyk, 35 (born 1979), American poet and twice winner of the Eisner Prize in Poetry. Author of Harm (Omnidawn, 2012) She lived with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and had a double lung transplant five years before her death.
- May 28 - Maya Angelou, 86 (born 1928), American author (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings), poet ("On the Pulse of Morning") and civil rights activist.
- June 22 - Felix Dennis, 67 (born 1947), English publisher and poet
- June 27 - Allen Grossman, 82 (born 1932), American poet, critic, professor. Winner of the Bollingen Prize in 2009.
- Late June – Dermot Healy, 66 (born 1947), Irish poet, playwright, short story writer, memoirist and novelist.
- August 5 – Diann Blakely, 57 (born 1957), American poet, who won the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award among many other honors.
- August 19 – Samih al-Qasim, 75 (born 1939), Palestinian Druze poet and journalist.
- August 27 – Zaccheus Jackson, 36, Vancouver based Canadian Spoken word and Slam poet who was the 2013 Vancouver Grand Slam Champ.
- September 21 – Alastair Reid, 88 (born 1926), Scottish poet, essayist, and scholar.
- September 28 – Dannie Abse, 91 (born 1923), Welsh poet and doctor
- October 9 – Carolyn Kizer, 89 (born 1925), American poet and Pulitzer Prize winner in 1985.
- October 14 – Ron Loewinsohn, 76, American poet and university professor. Since his inclusion in Donald Allen's 1960 poetry anthology, The New American Poetry 1945–1960, numerous volumes of his poetry (along with two novels) were published.
- October 28 – Galway Kinnell, 87 (born 1927), American poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, a MacArthur Fellow and a former State Poet of Vermont. He also served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
- November 5 – Abdelwahab Meddeb, 68 (born 1946), Tunisian-born poet, Islamic scholar, essayist, novelist; lung cancer.
- November 13 – Manoel de Barros, 97 (born 1916), Brazilian poet who, before his death, was considered by many authors, critics, and readers to be Brazil's greatest living poet.
- November 19 – Jon Stallworthy, 79 (born 1935), English academic, poet and literary critic. Biographer of Wilfred Owen and Louis MacNeice.
- November 29 – Mark Strand, 80 (born 1934), Canadian-born American poet and writer, United States Poet Laureate (1990–1991)
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- "new sappho | A discussion on the new Sappho papyrus". Newsappho.wordpress.com. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Ingrid Peritz (2014-01-12). "Canada’s new poet laureate: ‘Poetry belongs to everyone’". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Ingrid Peritz. "Canada names Michel Pleau as new parliamentary poet laureate". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "Iranian Execution of Poet Further Darkens Iran’s Human Rights Record". Freedom House. 5 February 2014.
- Taheri, Amir (2014-02-02). "Rouhani approves execution of Arab–Iranian poet « ASHARQ AL-AWSAT". Aawsat.net. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "Iran Human Rights Documentation Center - IRI Executes Two Ahwazi Arab Men". Iranhrdc.org. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- Saeed Kamali Dehghan. "Execution of Arab Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani condemned by rights groups | World news". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "The female poets who have earned their laurels | Life and style". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "International Women's Day | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Start time: (2014-03-07). "WOW Laureates Night". Southbank Centre. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "In Support of Omar Hazek". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "Egypt: Poet Omar Hazek imprisoned PEN International". Pen-international.org. 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "New prize to award $25,000 annually to Canadian poets". National Post, April 22, 2014.
- John Garth (2014-03-22). "JRR Tolkien's translation of Beowulf: bring on the monsters | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "2014 in books: turn over a new leaf | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "Charles Bukowski Called it Splitsville 20 Years ago". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "Octavio Paz, b. 100 Years ago today…". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Joel Whitney. "Poetry and Action: Octavio Paz at 100". Dissent Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- January 30, 2014 by Kerry Clare (2014-01-30). "Most Anticipated: Spring 2014 Poetry Preview". 49thshelf.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Hill, Selima. "Title Page > Selima Hill: The Sparkling Jewel of Naturism". Bloodaxe Books. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- "The Best American Poetry 2012, Guest Edited by Mark Doty". Bestamericanpoetry.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "Thomas King wins Governor General’s award for fiction". The Globe and Mail, November 18, 2014.
- Griffin Poetry Prize | Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire Brenda Hillman and Red Doc> Anne Carson Win the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize
- "Miriam Toews wins $25,000 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize". Toronto Star, November 4, 2014.
- "Los Angeles Times Festival of Books» bookprizes". Events.latimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- 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."
- "The Pulitzer Prizes | Jurors". Pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- 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."
- Citation reads: "foran imaginative work by a commanding poet who engages the history and mythology of larger-than-life boxer Jack Johnson"
- Ron Charles (July 30, 2014). "Winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards". Washington Post. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "2014 PEN/Voelcker Award". pen.org. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- John Williams (July 30, 2014). "James Wolcott and Frank Bidart Among 2014 PEN American Winners". New York Times. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "Poet receives high praise from Pulitzer winner | USC News". News.usc.edu. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- Bernstein, Charles (2014-01-08). "Madeline Gins (1941-2014)". Jacket 2. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
- 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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- Schultz, Philip. "Postscript: Maxine Kumin (1925-2014)". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "RIP Bill Knott : Harriet Staff : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- "Colleen Lookingbill Obituary: View Colleen Lookingbill's Obituary by San Francisco Chronicle". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- Killian, Kevin. "Colleen Lookingbill : Kevin Killian : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- Morrison, Rusty. "a closed parenthesis, and what it opens in us : Rusty Morrison : Harriet the Blog". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- Link (2014-04-01). "Silliman's Blog". Ronsilliman.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- Vern Rutsala, award-winning poet and longtime teacher at Lewis & Clark College, died April 2
- "Vern Rutsala: Marvin Bell's 'Rutsala at the Microphone' honors the late poet". OregonLive.com. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "Nina Cassian (1924-2014)". Pierrejoris.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- Poet Tadeusz Rozewicz dies, aged 92
- Link (2014-05-08). "Silliman's Blog". Ronsilliman.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- Harm | Hillary Gravendyk | Omnidawn
- rob mclennan's blog: Hillary Gravendyk (March 1, 1979 - May 10, 2014)
- In Memoriam: Assistant Professor of English Hillary Gravendyk - Pomona College
- The Mark on the Wall: The Morning Reading: " We wanted something coarser than blood to course through us"
- Silliman's Blog
- Remembering Hillary Gravendyk (1979-2014) | UC Berkeley English Blog
- Maya Angelou dead at 86
- Silliman's Blog
- "Felix Dennis". The Independent (London). 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
- Silliman's Blog
- Allen Grossman, A Poet's Poet and Scholar, dies at 82
- "Death of writer Dermot Healy". RTÉ News. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
- Harriet Diann Blakely Obituary by The Tennessean
- Palestinian poet Samih al-Qasim dies at 75
- سیمین بهبهانی درگذشت (Persian)
- Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72
- Alastair Reid in The New Yorker
- Dannie Abse - obituary
- Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer-Winning Poet, Dies at 89
- Ronald Loewinsohn Obituary
- "In the Moment of Passing:Donald Merriam Allen, 1912 - 2004". Empty Mirror Books. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
- Galway Kinnell, Poet Who Went His Own Way, Dies at 87
- Mort de l’essayiste et romancier Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014) (French)
- Morre o poeta mato-grossense Manoel de Barros, aos 97 anos (Portuguese)
- Wolfson College, Oxford: Professor Jon Stallworthy
- Pulitzer-winning poet laureate Mark Strand dies at 80 years old