2016 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]



Anthologies in Canada[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • Tusiata Avia, Fale Aiutu - Spirit House, Victoria University Press, ISBN 9781776560646

Poets in Best New Zealand Poems[edit]

These poets wrote the 25 poems selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2015 (guest editor was John Newton, published this year:

United Kingdom[edit]


Northern Ireland[edit]


Anthologies in the United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]

Alphabetical listing by author name

Anthologies in the United States[edit]

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

  • J.D. McClatchy. Sweet Theft: A Poet's Commonplace Book
  • C. D. Wright. The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All (Copper Canyon Press)

Poets in The Best American Poetry 2016[edit]

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]

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]


  1. ^ Egyptian Writer Omar Hazek Prevented from Traveling to Receive Freedom of Expression Award - see also 2014 in poetry article Events section for information on Hazek's time in an Egyptian prison.
  2. ^ http://www.pen-international.org/01/2016/speech-by-omar-hazek-recipient-of-2016-oxfam-novibpen-award/ Speech by Omar Hazek, recipient of 2016 Oxfam Novib/PEN Award PEN International
  3. ^ http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/185963/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-writer-Fatima-Naoot-sentenced-to--years-i.aspx
  4. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-courts-poet-idUSKBN0L121M20150128
  5. ^ Thoughts on Osip Mandelstam's Birthday
  6. ^ http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Frank_O'Hara
  7. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/this-is-a-debut-book-holy-crap-liz-howard-takes-the-65000-griffin-poetry-prize/article30257468/
  8. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/this-is-a-debut-book-holy-crap-liz-howard-takes-the-65000-griffin-poetry-prize/article30257468/
  9. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/this-is-a-debut-book-holy-crap-liz-howard-takes-the-65000-griffin-poetry-prize/article30257468/
  10. ^ "Eden Robinson, Gregory Scofield, Yasuko Thanh among 2016 Writers' Trust Prize winners". CBC Books, November 2. 2016.
  11. ^ "Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize". University of Pittsburgh Press. 2017. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  12. ^ https://www.pw.org/about-us/jackson_poetry_prize
  13. ^ https://www.pw.org/about-us/jackson_poetry_prize
  14. ^ C.D. Wright, ex-R.I. state poet and MacArthur 'genius grant' winner, dies at 67
  15. ^ Francisco X. Alarcón : The Poetry Foundation
  16. ^ Adiós, Francisco X. Alarcón 1954-2016
  17. ^ Acclaimed Poet-Lyricist Nida Fazli Dies In Mumbai Archived 2016-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Poet Akbar Ali, Known for Limericks, Dies at 91
  19. ^ In Paris died, the Russian poet Alexander Glezer
  20. ^ Bill Berkson, San Francisco poet, art critic and teacher, dies at 76
  21. ^ Another tree has fallen – RIP Adam Small
  22. ^ French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies
  23. ^ E' morta la poetessa messinese Jolanda Insana (in Italian) (born 1937)
  24. ^ https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/judith-ortiz-cofer
  25. ^ "David Meltzer". poetryfoundation.org. January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017.

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