2015 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).



Selection of works published in English[edit]




Anthologies in Canada[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Poets in Best New Zealand Poems[edit]

These poets wrote the 25 poems selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2014 (guest editor was Vincent O'Sullivan), published this year:

United Kingdom[edit]


Northern Ireland[edit]


  • Iain Banks, Poems. ISBN 1408705877
  • Kathleen Jamie, The Bonniest Companie
  • Robin Fulton Macpherson, A Northern Habitat: Collected Poems 1960-2010
  • Don Paterson, 40 Sonnets (Faber)

Anthologies in the United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]

Anthologies in the United States[edit]

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

  • David Biespiel, A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry (Antilever Press)
  • David Schneider, Crowded by beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen (University California Press)

Poets in The Best American Poetry 2015[edit]

The 2015 edition of The Best American Poetry is guest-edited by Native American poet and novelist Sherman Alexie

Works published in other languages[edit]


  • Ultime recours, Une anthologie de la poésie francophone contemporaine des profondeurs
  • Serge Venturini, Éclats d'une poétique des métamorphoses, Livre VII, (2013-2015) (Paris, L'Harmattan)


Awards and honors by country[edit]

Awards announced this year:


Australia awards and honors[edit]

Canada awards and honors[edit]

France awards and honors[edit]

Italian 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]

Conferences and workshops by country[edit]




New Zealand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]


January – June[edit]

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

July – December[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Orr, David (September 9, 2015). "Michael Derrick Hudson Posed as a 'Yi-Fen Chou': Did the Name Sell His Poem?" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ California’s Juan Felipe Herrera Inaugurates Term as U.S. Poet Laureate | The California Report | KQED News
  3. ^ "Shelley's Poetical Essay: The Bodleian Libraries' 12 millionth book". Oxford: Bodleian Library. 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2015-11-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-05. Retrieved 2016-02-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "WB Yeats at 150 with The Irish Times". The Irish Times.
  6. ^ Benson, Heidi; Writer, Chronicle Staff (October 4, 2005). "HOWL / When Allen Ginsberg hurled his shattering poem at a San Francisco audience in 1955, it proved to be the depth charge that started the Beat movement". SFGate.
  7. ^ "Una poesia di Fabio Jermini". May 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Luschei Prize Finalists Announced". African Poetry Book Fund.
  9. ^ Debut collection scoops T S Eliot Prize, Poetry Book Society, archived from the original on 2016-01-31, retrieved 13 January 2016 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "T S Eliot Prize - Poetry Book Society". Archived from the original on 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  11. ^ Evans-Bush, Katy (January 23, 2016). "TS Eliot prize row: is winner too young, beautiful - and Chinese?" – via www.theguardian.com.
  12. ^ New Yorker Staff (2015-09-14). The National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry - The New Yorker
  13. ^ "2015 Pulitzer Prizes".
  14. ^ "Joy Harjo receives $100,000 poetry prize - Yahoo News".
  15. ^ a b "2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation". February 2, 2015.
  16. ^ "Claudia Rankine and Meghan Daum lead 2015 PEN Literary Awards". Los Angeles Times. September 10, 2015.
  17. ^ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/05/alice-notley-awarded[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ WCU Poetry Conference
  19. ^ "Poet Miller Williams, 84, dies". Arkansas Online. January 2, 2015.
  20. ^ "Silliman's Blog".
  21. ^ "Michele Serros, Who Wrote About Bicultural Life, Dies". NBC News.
  22. ^ McKinnon, Lisa (January 5, 2015) 'Chicana Role Model' author, Oxnard native Serros succumbs to cancer at 48
  23. ^ "Rod McKuen, prolific songwriter and poet, dies at 81". Los Angeles Times. January 29, 2015.
  24. ^ February 15, John McMurtrie on; AM, 2015 at 6:30 (February 15, 2015). "Former poet laureate Philip Levine, a champion of the working class, dies at 87". Bookmarks.
  25. ^ Nobody Was Writing Poetry of This World Like Philip Levine (1928–2015) – from "Harriet the Blog" at The Poetry Foundation website.
  26. ^ "Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 83". March 27, 2015 – via www.reuters.com.
  27. ^ "Silliman's Blog".
  28. ^ "Franz Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 62". Los Angeles Times. May 15, 2015.
  29. ^ "Acclaimed poet, UMass professor James Tate dies at 71".
  30. ^ "Kenneth Irby Obituary - Lawrence, KS | Lawrence Journal-World".
  31. ^ A Bleak Week for Poets.
  32. ^ Death of a Poet.
  33. ^ Schmidt, Michael (August 27, 2015). "Charles Tomlinson obituary" – via www.theguardian.com.
  34. ^ "Madeline DeFrees, 1919 - 2015, by Paul Constant". www.seattlereviewofbooks.com. November 13, 2015.
  35. ^ "Judith Fitzgerald: Poet wrote with a dazzling voice of pain and passion" – via The Globe and Mail.
  36. ^ McMurtrie, John (December 25, 2015). "Justin Chin, S.F. poet who incorporated complex themes, dies". SFGate.

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