2015 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature

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]


  • Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada, Nigerian author



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]

  • 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 2015:
  • T. S. Eliot Prize (United Kingdom and Ireland): Sarah Howe, Loop of Jade[9][10][11]
  • The Times/Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation:

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. ^ Michael Derrick Hudson Posed as a ‘Yi-Fen Chou’: Did the Name Sell His Poem?
  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.
  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
  6. ^ Heidi Benson, Howl, San Francisco Chronicle, October 4, 2005
  7. ^ http://poesia.blog.rainews.it/2015/05/una-poesia-di-fabio-jermini/
  8. ^ http://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?p=3783
  9. ^ Debut collection scoops T S Eliot Prize, Poetry Book Society, archived from the original on 2016-01-31, retrieved 13 January 2016
  10. ^ "T S Eliot Prize - Poetry Book Society". Archived from the original on 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  11. ^ TS Eliot prize row: is winner too young, beautiful - and Chinese?
  12. ^ New Yorker Staff (2015-09-14). The National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry - The New Yorker
  13. ^ http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2015-Poetry
  14. ^ Joy Harjo receives $100,000 poetry prize - Yahoo News
  15. ^ http://www.pen.org/literature/2015-pen-award-poetry-translation
  16. ^ http://www.pen.org/literature/2015-pen-award-poetry-translation
  17. ^ http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-pen-literary-award-winners-20150910-story.html?dlvrit=717819
  18. ^ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/05/alice-notley-awarded
  19. ^ WCU Poetry Conference
  20. ^ Poet Miller Williams, 84, dies
  21. ^ http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2015/01/blog-post_29.html?m=0
  22. ^ Michele Serros, Who Wrote About Bicultural Life, Dies
  23. ^ McKinnon, Lisa (January 5, 2015) 'Chicana Role Model' author, Oxnard native Serros succumbs to cancer at 48
  24. ^ Rod McKuen, prolific songwriter and poet, dies at 81
  25. ^ Former poet laureate Philip Levine, a champion of the working class, dies at 87
  26. ^ Nobody Was Writing Poetry of This World Like Philip Levine (1928–2015) – from "Harriet the Blog" at The Poetry Foundation website.
  27. ^ Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 83
  28. ^ http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2015/03/blog-post_23.html?m=0
  29. ^ Franz Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 62
  30. ^ Acclaimed poet, UMass professor James Tate dies at 71
  31. ^ Kenneth Lee Irby Obituary
  32. ^ A Bleak Week for Poets.
  33. ^ Death of a Poet.
  34. ^ Charles Tomlinson obituary: Poet and translator who bridged the cultural gap between old and new worlds
  35. ^ Madeline DeFrees, 1919 – 2015
  36. ^ Judith Fitzgerald: Poet wrote with a dazzling voice of pain and passion
  37. ^ Justin Chin, S.F. poet who incorporated complex themes, dies

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