1987 in poetry

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Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

List of years in poetry (table)
In literature


  • April – First issue of o•blék: a journal of language arts (pronounced "oblique") is published, founded by Peter Gizzi who co-edits it with Connell McGrath. The magazine stops publishing in 1993.
  • October 16 – Charles Bukowski, fictionalised as alter ego Henry Chinaski, becomes the subject of the film Barfly starring Mickey Rourke released today.
  • October – Tony Harrison's poem v. is broadcast in a filmed version on Channel 4 television in the United Kingdom.
  • Joseph Brodsky, a Russian exile who has become a United States citizen, resigns his membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in protest over the honorary membership of the Russian poet Evgenii Evtushenko, regarded by Brodsky as a Soviet "yes man".
  • In his 'Notes on the New Formalism', Dana Gioia writes: "the real issues presented by American poetry in the Eighties will become clearer: the debasement of poetic language; the prolixity of the lyric; the bankruptcy of the confessional mode; the inability to establish a meaningful aesthetic for new poetic narrative and the denial of a musical texture in the contemporary poem. The revival of traditional forms will be seen then as only one response to this troubling situation."[1]
  • The Dolmen Press in Portlaoise, Ireland, founded in 1951 to provide a publishing outlet for Irish poetry, ceases operations after the death of founder Liam Miller.[2]

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:


India, in English[edit]


New Zealand[edit]

Anthologies in New Zealand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]


French language[edit]

Canada, in French[edit]

  • Jean Royer:
    • Depuis l'amour: Poème, Montréal: l'Hexagone / Paris: La Table rase[25]
    • Le Québec en poésie, Saint-Laurent: Lacombe[25]
    • La poésie québécoise contemporaine (anthologie), Montréal: l'Hexagone/Paris: La Découverte; anthology[25]



Listed in alphabetical order by first name:

Other languages[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]



United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]



Grave of Czech poet Ladislav Stehlík.

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Hudson Review (40, 3, 1987)
  2. ^ [1] Web page titled "Dolmen Press Collection" at the Wake Forest University Web site, accessed October 20, 2007
  3. ^ a b "Irving Layton: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online, Web, May 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dennis Lee: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online, UToronto.ca, Web, Apr. 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "Gwendolyn MacEwen," Canadian Women Poets, BrockU.ca, Web, Apr. 22, 2001.
  6. ^ "Notes on Life and Works," Selected Poetry of Raymond Souster, Representative Poetry Online, UToronto.ca, Web, May 7, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Web page titled "The Works of George Woodcock" at the Anarchy Archives website, which states: "This list is based on The Record of George Woodcock (issued for his eightieth birthday) and Ivan Avakumovic's bibliography in A Political Art: Essays and Images in Honour of George Woodcock, edited by W.H. New, 1978, with additions to bring it up to date"; accessed April 24, 2008
  8. ^ Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "Canadian Poetry" article, English "Anthologies" section, p 164
  9. ^ Web page titled "Keki Daruwalla", Poetry International website, retrieved July 12, 2010
  10. ^ Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna, editor, A History of Indian literature in English, p 250, Columbia University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-231-12810-X, retrieved July 18, 2010
  11. ^ Purnima Mehta, "16. Jayanta Mahapatra: A Silence-bound Pilgrim", pp 184-185, in Indian English Poetry: Critical Perspectives, edited by Jaydipsinh Dodiya, 2000, Delhi: Prabhat Kumar Sharma for Sarup & Sons, ISBN 81-7625-111-9, retrieved via Google Books on July 17, 2010
  12. ^ a b c d e f Crotty, Patrick, Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology, Belfast, The Blackstaff Press Ltd., 1995, ISBN 0-85640-561-2
  13. ^ 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 Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  14. ^ a b Web page titled "Fleur Adcock: New Zealand Literature File" at the University of Auckland Library website, accessed April 26, 2008
  15. ^ Robinson, Roger and Wattie, Nelson, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, 1998, pp. 75-76, "Janet Charman" article
  16. ^ Allen Curnow Web page at the New Zealand Book Council website, accessed April 21, 2008
  17. ^ Robinson, Roger and Wattie, Nelson, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, 1998, "Janet Charman" article
  18. ^ Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "New Zealand Poetry" article, "Anthologies" section, p 837
  19. ^ [2] Web page titled "Books by Fenton" at the James Fenton Web site, accessed October 11, 2007
  20. ^ Porter, Joy, and Kenneth M. Roemer, The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature, p 29, Cambridge University Press, 2005, ISBN 978-0-521-82283-1, retrieved February 9, 2009
  21. ^ a b "Selected Timeline of Anglophone Caribbean Poetry" in Williams, Emily Allen, Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, 1970–2001: An Annotated Bibliography, page xvii and following pages, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002, ISBN 978-0-313-31747-7, retrieved via Google Books, February 7, 2009
  22. ^ [3] Les Murray Web page at The Poetry Archive Web site, accessed October 15, 2007
  23. ^ Web page titled [stage]=5&tx_lfforfatter_pi2[uid]=115&tx_lfforfatter_pi2[lang]=_eng "Bibliography of Klaus Høeck", website of the Danish Arts Agency / Literature Centre, retrieved January 1, 2010
  24. ^ "Danish Poetry" article, pp 270-274, in Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  25. ^ a b c Web page titled "Jean Royer" at L’Académie des lettres du Québec website (in French), retrieved October 20, 2010
  26. ^ Web page titled "Chandrakant Shah" at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 8, 2010
  27. ^ Web page titled "Jayant Kaikini" at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 10, 2010
  28. ^ Web page titled "K. Satchidanandan", Poetry International website, retrieved July 11, 2010
  29. ^ Web page title "Nirendranath Chakravarti", at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 15, 2010
  30. ^ Web page titled "Rituraj" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 12, 2010
  31. ^ Web page titled "Vasant Abaji Dahake", Poetry International website, retrieved August 2, 2010
  32. ^ Web page titled "Juliusz Erazm Bolek był gościem wczorajszego Wieczoru w "Arce" (zdjęcia)" (in Polish; Google translation: "Julius Erasmus Bolek was a guest last night in the "Ark" (photos)") at the "moja-ostroleka" website, retrieved February 19, 2010
  33. ^ Web page titled "Übersicht erschienener Jahrbücher" at Fischerverlage website, retrieved February 21, 2010
  34. ^ "Ndoc Gjetja, hera e fundit në bibliotekën publike", June 8, 2010, Telegrafi of Pristina (Google translation of Web page), retrieved June 10, 2010
  35. ^ 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
  36. ^ Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "German Poetry" article, "Anthologies in German" section, pp 473-474