2007 in poetry
- 1 Events
- 2 Works published in English
- 2.1 Australia
- 2.2 Canada
- 2.3 India, in English
- 2.4 Ireland
- 2.5 New Zealand
- 2.6 United Kingdom
- 2.7 United States
- 2.8 Other in English
- 3 Works published in other languages
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Deaths
- 6 References
- 7 See also
- March 5: a car bomb was exploded on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. This locale is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. Named after the famed 10th century classical Arab poet, Al-Mutanabbi, it was an established street for bookselling for hundreds of years and the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. On March 8, to remember the tragic event, Baghdad poets presented readings on the remains of the street. This was followed by various poetry readings around the United States commemorating the bombing of the historic center of the literary and intellectual community of Baghdad, many of the readings took place in the final weeks of August 2007.
- April 17: Nikki Giovanni, a professor of English at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US state of Virginia, both spoke and recited poetry at the campus convocation commemorating the Virginia Tech massacre of the day before. Giovanni taught the Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho in a poetry class. She had previously approached the department chair to have Cho taken out of her class. "We are the Hokies! We will prevail! We will prevail! We are Virginia Tech!" Giovanni said, bringing the audience to its feet and into a spontaneous cheer. Giovanni closed the ceremony with a chant poem, intoning, "We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on. We are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech... We do not understand this tragedy... No one deserves a tragedy."
- August 9: Bangladeshi poet Taslima Nasreen was attacked at a book signing in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh by a crowd of protesters who shouted for her death. The attackers consisted of lawmakers and members of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party who objected to her writings on religion and oppression of women. After the attack, India criminally charged Nasreen with "hurting Muslim feelings", punishable by up to three years in jail.
- The New Yorker magazine announced that longtime poetry editor Alice Quinn was leaving and, as of November, Paul Muldoon, an Irish native and U.S. citizen, would be taking over what The Chronicle of Higher Education called "one of the most powerful positions in American poetry".
- Scottish poet Alastair Reid read his poem "Scotland" publicly for the last time at a literary festival in St Andrews, then burned the manuscript.
- The Eagles set "An Old-Fashioned Song", a poem by John Hollander, to music (four-part harmony with guitar chords, but mostly singing it a cappella), named it "No More Walks in the Wood" after its first line. They released it on the album, "Long Road Out of Eden". The band added no words to the 21-line poem, and there are no choruses.
- In Russia, the expert board for the Bunin Prize for poetry dissolved itself amid reports of interference and pressure from sponsors. A new expert board was formed and the jury awarded the prize to Andrei Dementyev.
- Reality television contest Prince of Poets is launched in the United Arab Emirates.
Works published in EnglishEdit
Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; substantially revised works listed separately:
- Judith Bishop, Event
- David Brooks, Urban Elegies. Sydney: Island Press (Australia)
- Lisa Gorton, Press Release
- Kathryn Lomer, Two Kinds of Silence, University of Queensland Press, ISBN 978-0-7022-3612-9
- David Malouf, Typewriter Music, winner of the 2008 Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award
- Les Murray, Selected Poems (Black Inc.) ISBN 978-1-86395-404-4
- Dorothy Porter, El Dorado
- Peter Skrznecki, Old/New World, University of Queensland Press, ISBN 978-0-7022-3586-3
- Rob Walker, "phobiaphobia" (Picaro Press) ISBN 978-1-920957-35-3
- Petra White, The Incoming Tide
Poets in Best Australian Poetry 2007Edit
The Best Australian Poetry 2007 (ISBN 978-0-7022-3607-5), by series editors Bronwyn Lea and Martin Duwell; with 2007 guest editor John Tranter (University of Queensland Press), published work by these 40 poets:
- Joanne Arnott, Mother Time
- Margaret Atwood, The Door
- Yvonne Blomer, A Broken Mirror, Fallen Leaf
- Nicole Brossard, Notebook of Roses and Civilization, translated by Erin Moure (Coach House Books) ISBN 978-1-55245-181-6
- Lorna Crozier, The Blue Hour of the Day
- Don Domanski, All Our Wonder Unavenged (Brick Books), ISBN 978-1-894078-58-0, winner of the Governor General's Book Award
- Patrick Friesen, Earth's Crude Gravities
- Paul Haines, edited by Stuart Broomer, Secret Carnival Workers (Coach House Books) ISBN 978-0-9783426-0-9
- Brian Henderson, Nerve Language
- Sarah Lang, Work of Days (Coach House Books) ISBN 978-1-55245-189-2
- Dennis Lee:
- The Bard of the Universe. Kentville, NS: Gaspereau Press.
- Yesno. Toronto: Anansi.
- David McGimpsey, Sitcom (Coach House Books) ISBN 978-1-55245-188-5
- George McWhirter, The Incorrection
- Garry Thomas Morse, Streams
- Erin Mouré, O Cadoiro
- George Murray The Rush to Here, ISBN 978-0-88971-229-4
- bpNichol, edited by Lori Emerson and Darren Wershler-Henry, Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader (Coach House Books) ISBN 978-1-55245-187-8
- Barbara Nickel, Domain
- Elizabeth Philips, Torch River
- Anne Simpson Quick, ISBN 978-0-7710-8091-3
- Agnes Walsh, Going Around with Bachelors
- Rob Winger, Muybridge's Horse
- Rachel Zolf, Human Resources (Coach House Books) ISBN 978-1-55245-182-3
India, in EnglishEdit
- Dilip Chitre, As Is, Where Is, ( Poetry in English ), Mumbai:Poetrywala; India,
- Dilip Sankarreddy, Wanderings with Poetry, Peacock Books, India
- C. P. Surendran, Portraits of the Space We Occupy ( Poetry in English ), New Delhi: Harper Collins, India
- Pat Boran, New and Selected Poems Dedalus Press, Ireland
- Patrick Cotter general editor, Colm Breathnach and Maurice Riordan 2007 editors, The Best of Irish Poetry 2007 designed to be the first of an annual series.
- Paul Durcan, The Laughter of Mothers, (Harvill Secker)
- Peter Fallon, The Company of Horses, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press, ISBN 978-1-85235-424-4
- Thomas McCarthy and Bríd Ní Bhóráin, editors, Best of Irish Poetry 2008, selections from 50 Irish poets published over a 12-month period, including Ciaran Carson, Harry Clifton, Kerry Hardie, Seamus Heaney, Biddy Jenkinson, Thomas Kinsella, Medbh McGuckian, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Bernard O'Donoghue, Robert Nye, Dennis O'Driscoll, Leanne O'Sullivan, Maurice Riordan, Billy Ramsell, David Wheatley, Liam Ó Muirthile, Celia de Fréine, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, William Wall, published October 2007 (Southword Editions) ISBN 978-1-905002-26-9 (anthology)
- Maurice Riordan, The Holy Land London: Faber and Faber, Irish poet living in and published in the United Kingdom
- Janet Charman, Cold Snack, Auckland: Auckland University Press
- Andrew Johnston, Sol
- Michele Leggott, Journey to Portugal (Holloway Press) a collection of poems written during a 2004 trip to Portugal and inspired by Fernando Pessoa, Portugal's great Modernist poet. Illustrated by Gretchen Albrecht.
- Paula Green, Making Lists for Francis Hodgkins, Auckland University Press
- Kay McKenzie Cooke, Made for Weather: Poems by Kay McKenzie Cooke, Otago University Press
- Jessica Le Bas, Incognito, Auckland University Press
Poets in Best New Zealand PoemsEdit
These poets wrote the 25 poems selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2006, published this year:
- Simon Armitage, translator, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation, Faber and Faber
- W. H. Auden, Collected Poems, edited by Edward Mendelson (Modern Library) (Anglo-American poet), posthumous
- Dale Craske Remedy The Remedy With New Improved Remedy, Faber
- Carol Ann Duffy:
- Ian Duhig, The Speed of Dark (Picador), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Alan Gillis, Hawks and Doves (Gallery), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Sophie Hannah, Pessimism for Beginners (Carcanet), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Seamus Heaney: Something to Write Home About, Nicholson and Bass
- Paul Henry, Ingrid's Husband, Seren
- Mimi Khalvati, The Meanest Flower (Carcanet), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Nick Laird, On Purpose (Faber & Faber)
- Frances Leviston, Public Dream (Picador), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Sarah Maguire, The Pomegranates of Kandahar (Chatto), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Edwin Morgan, A Book of Lives (Carcanet), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Daljit Nagra, Look We Have Coming to Dover!, Faber and Faber
- Sean O'Brien, The Drowned Book, Picador, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Michael O'Neill, The All Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, Irish and American Poetry Since 1900 (scholarship)
- Iona Opie, editor, Mother Goose's Little Treasures, a collection of nursery rhymes
- Maurice Riordan, The Holy Land London: Faber and Faber, Irish poet living in and published in the United Kingdom
- Fiona Sampson, Common Prayer (Carcanet), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
- Zoë Skoulding, Dark Wires (with Ian Davidson)
- Matthew Sweeney, Black Moon (Jonathan Cape), on the short list for the T. S. Eliot Prize
Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United StatesEdit
- Edward Dorn, Ed Dorn Live: Lectures, Interviews, and Outtakes (University of Michigan Press)
- Robert Faggen, editor, The Notebooks of Robert Frost, Harvard University Press
- Sam Hamill, Avocations: On Poets and Poetry, Red Hen
- James Longenbach, The Art of the Poetic Line, Graywolf Press, ISBN 978-1-55597-495-4 ISBN 978-1-55597-495-4
- Janet Malcolm, Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice, about Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas (Yale University Press), biography
- Karen Marguerite Moloney, Seamus Heaney and the Emblems of Hope, ISBN 978-0-8262-1744-8
- A. David Moody, Ezra Pound: Poet I: The Young Genius 1885–1920
- Adrienne Rich, Poetry and Commitment: An Essay
- Mark Scroggins, The Poem of a Life: A Biography of Louis Zukofsky
Anthologies in the United StatesEdit
- Allison Hedge Coke, editor – To Topos/Oregon State University Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry
- Julia Kasdorf and Michael Tyrell, editors, Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn, anthology (New York University)
- David Lehman, general editor, Heather McHugh, 2007 editor, The Best American Poetry 2007 Scribner ISBN 978-0-7432-9973-2
- Kei Miller, New Caribbean Poetry, including poems by Christian Campbell, Loretta Collins, Delores Gauntlett, Shara McCallum, Marilene Phipps, Jennifer Rahim, Tanya Shirley, and Ian Strachan; Carcanet
- Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell, editors, American Poets in the 21st century: The New Poetics, featuring the work of 13 poets: Joshua Clover, Stacy Doris, Peter Gizzi, Kenneth Goldsmith, Myung Mi Kim, Mark Levine, Tracie Morris, Mark Nowak, D.A. Powell, Juliana Spahr, Karen Volkman, Susan Wheeler, and Kevin Young; accompanied by an audio CD of readings from each poet; Wesleyan University Press, ISBN 978-0-8195-6728-4
- Daniel Tobin, editor, The Book of Irish American Poetry: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, University of Notre Dame Press
- Natasha Trethewey, editor, Jeb Livingood, series editor, Best New Poets 2007: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers (Samovar Press)
Poets in The Best American Poetry 2007Edit
Other in EnglishEdit
Works published in other languagesEdit
- Chandan chowdhury- Crab of Red river. (Lal kakrar nodi); Balaka prakash, Chittagong, Bangladesh. – Bengali poetry
- Annette Kure Andersen, Andetsteds ("Elsewhere")
- Thomas Boberg, Gæstebogen ("Guest Book")
- Anne-Louise Bosmans, Villa ("Villa")
- Duna Ghali, En have med duft af mand ("A Garden with the Scent of Man")
- Simon Grotrian:
- Lone Hørslev, Lige mig ("Me to a T")
- Niels Lyngsø, 39 digte til det brændende bibliotek ("39 Poems for a Burning Library")
- Henrik Nordbrandt, Besøgstid ("Visiting Hours")
- Palle Sigsgaard, Glitrende støv danser ("Glittering Dust Dances"), a short collection
- Peter Christensen Teilmann, Friværdi ("Equity")
- Guillaume Apollinaire, Je pense à toi mon Lou ("I Think of You My Lou"), publisher: Textuel; writings published for the first time
- Seyhmus Dagtekin, Juste un pont sans feu, publisher: Le Castor astral
- Emily Dickinson, Car l'adieu, c'est la nuit, translated from the original English by Claire Malroux, based on the Johnson edition; Gallimard/NRF
- Claude Esteban, La Mort à distance ("Death at a Distance"), published posthumously, publisher: Gallimard
- Louise Gaggini, Les Enfants sont la mémoire des hommes ("Children Are the Memory of Men"), publisher: Multitudes, a poetic tale for the benefit of UNICEF
- Jean Grosjean, Arpèges et paraboles, ("Arpège and parables"), publisher: Gallimard
- Abdellatif Laabi, Mon cher double, La Différence, coll. Clepsydre, Paris, Moroccan author writing in French and published in France
Anthologies published in FranceEdit
- L'Année poétique 2007 ("The Poetry Year 2007"), publisher: Seghers; 125 contemporary poems; anthology
- Jean Orizet, editor, Anthologie de la poésie française ("Anthology of French Poetry"), publisher: Larousse, anthology
- Christian Poslianec, editor, Duos d'amour, ("Love Duets"), publisher: Seghers, anthology of love poems
Canada, in FrenchEdit
- Jacques Allard, editor, Le Bonheur des poètes, publisher: Écrits des Forges, contemporary poetry anthology
- Lindita Arapi, Am Meer, nachts, Albanian poet writing in German
- Christoph Buchwald, series editor, 25. Jahrbuch der Lyrik: Die schönsten Gedichte aus 25 Jahren ("25. Yearbook of Poetry: The most beautiful poems from 25 years"); Frankfurt: Fischer (S.), 410 pages, ISBN 978-3-10-009653-1, an anthology
- Hendrik Jackson, Im Innern der zerbrechenden Schale. Poetik und Pastichen ("Inside the crumbling shell: Poetics and pastiche"), Kookbooks, 144 pages, ISBN 978-3-937445-24-3; Germany
- Monika Rinck, with Daniela Seel (editor), and Andrew Potter (narrator), zum fernbleiben der umarmung ("to stay away from the embrace"), 78 pages, Kookbooks, ISBN 978-3-937445-23-6; Germany
- Ron Winkler, Fragmentierte Gewässer: Gedichte ("Fragmented Waters: Poems"), Berlin Verlag, 83 pages, ISBN 978-3-8270-0695-0
- Katerina Iliopoulou, Mister T., Melani editions
- Patricia Kolaiti, ‘Celesteia, Nefeli Publishing; nominated for the 2008 Diavazo First Book Award
- Karaoke Poetry Bar, Athens: Futura Editions, an anthology
In each section, listed in alphabetical order by first name:
- K. G. Sankara Pillai, KGS Kavithakal 1997–2006, Kottayam, Kerala: D C Books
- Raghavan Atholi:
- Veerankutty, Autograph, Kottayam: DC Books
Other in IndiaEdit
- Gagan Gill, translator, Devadoot Ki Bajay Kuchh Bhi, poems by Zbigniew Herbert, edited and translated into Hindi from the original Polish; Remadhav Publications, New Delhi, 2007
- Mamta Sagar, Hiige HaaLeya Maile HaaDu, Bangalore: Abhinava Prakashana, Kannada-language
- Mithu Sen, Bashmati Sarir Bagan Ba Gaan, (1995–2005), Kolkata: Nandimukh; Bengali-language
- Rituraj, Asha Naam Nadi, Hindi-language
- Ewa Lipska, Pomarańcza Newtona, ("Newton's Orange"); Kraków: Wydawnictwo literackie
- Tadeusz Różewicz, nauka chodzenia, Wrocław: Biuro Literackie
- Tomasz Różycki, The Forgotten Keys
- Roberto Bolaño, La universidad desconocida, his complete poems, a collection he prepared (posthumous), Chile
- Pablo De Santis, El enigma de Paris, Argentina
- Jorge Nájar, El árbol de Sodoma, Peru
- Qaysar Aminpur, Dastur-i zaban-i eshq (“A Grammar of Love”), the best-selling poetry book this year in Iran
- Mahmud Darwish, La uridu li-hadhi al-qasidah an tantahi ("I Do Not Want This Poem to End"), published posthumously; Arabian, Egypt
- Sheida Mohamadi, Aks-e fowri-ye 'eshq-bazi ("A Snapshot of Love-Making"), a (Los Angeles) United States-based author published this year in Tehran, Iran; Persian
- Suzan 'Ulaywan, Bayt min sukkar, ("A House Made of Sugar"), Arabic
Awards and honorsEdit
- Nobel Prize in Literature: Doris Lessing, Great Britain
- Golden Wreath of Poetry: Mahmoud Darwish (Palestine)
- C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: Judy Johnson, Jack, Pandanus Press
- Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize: The Goldfinches of Baghdad by Robert Adamson
- Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry:
- Archibald Lampman Award: Monty Reid, Disappointment Island
- Atlantic Poetry Prize: Steve McOrmond, Primer on the Hereafter
- Gerald Lampert Award: Steven Price, Anatomy of Keys
- Governor General's Literary Awards: Don Domanski, All Our Wonder Unavenged (English); Serge Patrice Thibodeau, Seul on est (French)
- Griffin Poetry Prize:
- Canada, in the English language: Don McKay, Strike/Slip
- Canada, in the French language: Serge Patrice Thibodeau, Seul on est
- International, in the English Language: Charles Wright, Scar Tissue; and **"Lifetime Recognition Award" (presented by the Griffin trustees) to Tomas Tranströmer
- International shortlist: Paul Farley, Tramp in Flames (Picador); Rodney Jones, Salvation Blues (Houghton Mifflin); Frederick Seidel, Ooga Booga (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
- Pat Lowther Award: Sina Queyras, Lemon Hound
- Prix Alain-Grandbois: François Charron, Ce qui nous abandonne
- Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize: Don McKay, Strike/Slip
- Prix Émile-Nelligan: Danny Plourde, calme aurore (s'unir ailleurs, du napalm plein l'œil)
- Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement: Dick Scott, Bill Manhire and Fiona Farrell
- Montana New Zealand Book Awards:
- Costa Award (formerly the Whitbread Awards) for poetry: John Haynes (poet), Letter to Patience (Seren, 2006), a book-length poem; (Judges: Elaine Feinstein, Jeremy Noel-Tod and Deryn Rees-Jones)
- Cholmondeley Award: Judith Kazantzis, Robert Nye, Penelope Shuttle
- David Cohen Prize: Derek Mahon
- Eric Gregory Award: Rachel Curzon, Miriam Gamble, Michael McKimm, Helen Mort, Jack Underwood
- Forward Poetry Prizes:
- Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: James Fenton
- T. S. Eliot Prize:
- Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize awarded to Michael McGriff for Dismantling the Hills
- Bollingen Prize: Frank Bidart
- Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize: Alice Notley, for Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970–2005
- Los Angeles Times Book Prize for poetry: Stanley Plumly, Old Heart: Poems (W. W. Norton)
- National Book Award for Poetry: Robert Hass, for Time and Materials
- The New Criterion Poetry Prize: J. Allyn Rosser, for Foiled Again
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (United States): Natasha Trethewey, for Native Guard
- Wallace Stevens Award: Charles Simic
- Whiting Awards: Paul Guest, Cate Marvin
From the Poetry Society of AmericaEdit
- Frost Medal: John Hollander
- Shelley Memorial Award: Kimiko Hahn; Judges: Major Jackson, Maurya Simon, and George Stanley
- Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award: James Richardson; Judge: Matthea Harvey
- Cecil Hemley Memorial Award: Yerra Sugarman; Judge: Michael Palmer
- Lyric Poetry Award: Ed Skoog; Judge: Srikanth Reddy
- Lucille Medwick Memorial Award: Wayne Miller; Judge: Tracy K. Smith
- Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award: Rusty Morrison; Judge: Susan Howe
- Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Poetry Award: Laura Ruffino; Judge: Thomas Sayers Ellis
- George Bogin Memorial Award: Wayne Miller; Judge: Eleni Sikelianos
- Robert H. Winner Memorial Award: Charlene Fix; finalists: Eva Heisler, Rick Hilles
- Norma Farber First Book Award: Kate Colby, Fruitlands Litmus Press; Judge: Rosmarie Waldrop
- William Carlos Williams Award: Matthew Zapruder, The Pijamaist, Copper Canyon Press; finalists: Liam Rector, Elaine Terranova; Judge: Tony Hoagland
Awards and honors given elsewhereEdit
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 13 – Diké Omeje, English, cancer
- January 19 – Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão (born 1938), Portugal
- February 13 – Elizabeth Jolley, English-born, Australian author, poet and scriptwriter
- February 14 – Emmett Williams, 81, American poet, known for among other reasons, his collaborations with Daniel Spoerri and Claus Bremer in the Darmstadt circle of concrete poetry, dynamic theater, etc., from 1957 to 1959
- February 24 – Julia Casterton, English
- March 19:
- March 20 – Rita Joe, 75, Canadian Mi'kmaq poet, of Parkinson's disease.
- May 25 – Len Roberts, 60, American poet, professor
- May 30 – William M. Meredith, 88, American, poet, professor
- May 31 – Sarah Hannah, 40, American poet, professor
- June 2 – John Moriarty, 69, Irish poet and philosopher
- June 7 –; Michael Hamburger, 83, German poet, translator
- June 20 – Nazik al-Mala'ika, 85, Iraqi poet
- June 21 – Mary Ellen Solt, 86, American poet, critic
- June 11 – Mercer Simpson, 81, Welsh poet, critic and academic writing in English
- June 25 – Rahim al-Maliki, 39, Iraqi poet
- June 27 – Dragutin Tadijanović, 102, Croatian poet
- July 1 – Mộng Tuyết, 93, Vietnamese poet
- July 2:
- July 11 – Noel Rowe (born 1951), Australian, poet, writer, academic and Roman Catholic priest in the Marist order
- July 16 – Dmitri Prigov, 66, Russian poet, artist
- July 18 – Sekou Sundiata, 58, American poet, performance artist
- July 31 – Margaret Avison, 89, Canadian poet
- August 15:
- August 22 – Grace Paley, 84, American poet, short story writer, activist
- August 24 – Robbie Benoit, Canadian cowboy poet and writer
- August 25 – Tarapada Roy (born 1936) Bengali poet, essayist and short-story writer known for his satirical sense of humour
- August 27 – Alberto de Lacerda 78, Portuguese poet
- September 13 – Bill Griffiths, 59, English poet and writer
- October 21 – R. B. Kitaj, 74, American-born artist, a friend of poets, via his portraits of poets Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson & others
- October 30:
- November 16 – Vernon Scannell, 85 (born 1922), English poet, novelist and biographer
- November 17? – Landis Everson, 81, American poet, had a loose affiliation with the Berkeley Renaissance via his association with Jack Spicer's circle of poets. Everson's work was "rediscovered" only a few years before his death.
- November 17:
- November 29 – Jaleh Esfahani, 86 (born 1921), in London, Iranian, a woman
- December 16 – Diane Wood Middlebrook, nee Helen Diane Wood, 68, (born 1939), American poet, academic and biographer
- December 30 – Rosemary C. Wilkinson, American poet and Honorary President of the World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC)
- Iraq's Cultural Curators Defy Sectarian Unrest
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