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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011

Contents

EventsEdit

  • June 18 – Release in the United Kingdom of a new film, The Edge of Love, concerning Dylan Thomas' relationship with two women, starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys (as Thomas).[1]
  • September – A United Kingdom examination board, Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, asks schools to withdraw copies of its anthology which contain the poem, Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy after some teachers complained about the poem's reference to knives. Other teachers oppose the move, and Duffy responds with a new poem, Mrs Schofield's GCSE.[1]
  • December 15 – The American Academy of Arts and Sciences begins awarding the May Sarton prize. Five "emerging poets" each year will receive a $2,000 honorarium and an opportunity to have their work published in the Academy's journal, Daedalus (for winners, see "Awards and honors" section, below).[2]
  • Dennis Brutus is awarded the Lifetime Honorary Award by the South African Department of Arts and Culture for his lifelong dedication to African and world poetry and literary arts[3] Brutus was also an activist who was imprisoned and incarcerated in the cell next to Nelson Mandela's on Robben Island from 1963 to 1965.[4]
  • Complaints about Carol Ann Duffy's poem "Education for Leisure" cause it to be withdrawn from the AQA Anthology studied in English schools.[5]
  • Dmitry Vodennikov wins a Russian poetry competition television show, "King of the Poets".[6]
  • POETomu (a play on the English word "poet" and the Russian word poetomu ("because")), a glossy magazine about poetry, is founded in Russia.[6]

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:

AustraliaEdit

 
Bronwyn Lea in 2008

CanadaEdit

India, Indian poetry in EnglishEdit

IrelandEdit

New ZealandEdit

Best New Zealand Poetry 2007Edit

The year's guest editor, who chose 25 poems for inclusion, was Paula Green. The list appeared at the series website in February 2008.[17]

United KingdomEdit

Anthologies in the United KingdomEdit

Criticism, biography and scholarship in the United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

Anthologies in the United StatesEdit

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United StatesEdit

Poets in The Best American Poetry 2008Edit

These poets appeared in The Best American Poetry 2008, with David Lehman, general editor, and Charles Wright, guest editor (who selected the poetry) (Scribner ISBN 0-7432-9973-6):

Works published in other languagesEdit

French languageEdit

FranceEdit

Canadian poetry in FrenchEdit

GermanyEdit

 
Danish poet Pia Tafdrup

GreeceEdit

IndiaEdit

Listed in alphabetical order by first name:

IranEdit

PolandEdit

RussiaEdit

Other languagesEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

InternationalEdit

Australia awards and honorsEdit

Canada awards and honorsEdit

New Zealand awards and honorsEdit

Poetry - Janet Charman, Cold Snack. Auckland University Press
Jessie Mackay Best First Book of Poetry - Jessica Le Bas, Incognito. Auckland University Press

United Kingdom awards and honorsEdit

United States awards and honorsEdit

From the Poetry Society of AmericaEdit

Other awards and honorsEdit

DeathsEdit

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Poetry in the News 2008" Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine web page at the Poetry Society website, retrieved November 30, 2008
  2. ^ News release and web page, "Young Poets Recognized by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Five Receive Academy Prize in Honor of May Sarton" Archived 2008-12-31 at the Wayback Machine, December 15, 2008, at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences website, retrieved December 17, 2008
  3. ^ .Poetry and Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader Publisher's page includes video of Brutus and a remembrance by Amy Goodman
  4. ^ http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/125784/7/07_chapter%202.pdf[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Curtis, Polly (2008-09-04). "Top exam board asks schools to destroy book containing knife poem". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  6. ^ a b c d e Britannica (2009), "Russian" subsection
  7. ^ Web page titled "Anonymous Premonition" Archived 2011-02-26 at the Wayback Machine at the University of Queensland Press website, retrieved July 5, 2010
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Some Favorite Books of 2008: Poetry Foundation Staff Picks" Archived 2008-12-24 at the Wayback Machine entry, December 19, 2008, "Harriet" blog, Poetry Foundation website, retrieved December 31, 2008
  9. ^ "Joe Rosenblatt: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online. Web, Mar. 22, 2011.
  10. ^ a b Web page titled "Meena Alexander" Archived September 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Poetry International website, retrieved July 15, 2010
  11. ^ Web page titled "Eunice de Souza" Archived September 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Poetry International website, retrieved July 8, 2010
  12. ^ Web page titled "Arundhathi Subramaniam" Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Poetry International website, retrieved July 6, 2010
  13. ^ Web page titled "Jeet Thayil" Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Poetry International website, retrieved July 10, 2010
  14. ^ Scharf, Michael, "The Other Mother Tongue", book review, Boston Review, May/June 2010 issue, retrieved July 19, 2010
  15. ^ a b Web page titled "Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin" Archived May 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine at Poetry International website, accessed May 3, 2008
  16. ^ a b Web page titled "Literature/Year in Review 2009/English: Other Literature in English" at the Encyclopædia Britannica website, retrieved February 22, 2010
  17. ^ Web page titled "Best New Zealand Poetry 2007 / Introduction" at the Best New Zealand Poetry website, accessed April 25, 2008
  18. ^ 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 ab ac ad ae af ag ah Search results page: Bloodaxe Books + 2008 Archived 2011-05-22 at the Wayback Machine, Poets House website, retrieved July 9, 2010
  19. ^ a b Search results page: Oxford University Press + 2008 Archived 2011-05-22 at the Wayback Machine, Poets House website, retrieved July 9, 2010
  20. ^ The publication of Complete Early Poems, (Green Integer) was scheduled for publication in 2008, but as of May 2010 had not appeared. Since she received the Pulitzer Prize for Versed, look for a future publication of this collection which is to consist of Armantrout's early collections, from 1978's Extremities to 1995's Made to Seem.
  21. ^ a b Web page titled "Mark Doty Books" Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine at Mark Doty website, accessed May 5, 2008
  22. ^ Farr, Sheila, "Poet ponders life's contrasts in 'The Shadow of Sirius'", book review, October 30, 2010, The Seattle Times, retrieved June 8, 2010
  23. ^ Web page at the CMU Press website, accessed July 24, 2008
  24. ^ Silliman reveals publication on his blog
  25. ^ Web page titled "Poetry Notes / Publishers Weekly, 3/17/2008" at Publishers Weekly website, retrieved March 12, 2009. Archived 2009-06-01.
  26. ^ Britannica (2009), "French: Canada"
  27. ^ Web page about Katerina Iliopoulou Archived October 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine at the Greek Poetry Now website, retrieved January 29, 2010
  28. ^ Web page about Stamatis Polenakis at the Greek Poetry Now website, retrieved January 29, 2010
  29. ^ Web page titled "Bharat Majhi" Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 6, 2010
  30. ^ Web page titled "Jiban Narah" Archived September 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 10, 2010
  31. ^ Web page titled "K. Siva Reddy" Archived September 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 11, 2010
  32. ^ Web page titled "P. P. Ramachandran", Poetry International website, retrieved July 19, 2010
  33. ^ Web page titled "Raghavan Atholi" Archived February 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Poetry International website, retrieved July 25, 2010
  34. ^ Web page titled "Rituraj" Archived April 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 12, 2010
  35. ^ Web page titled "Sitanshu Yashaschandra" Archived September 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 27, 2010
  36. ^ Web page titled "Teji Grover" Archived April 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved August 3, 2010
  37. ^ a b Britannica (2009), "Persian" subsection
  38. ^ Web page titled "Literature/Year in Review 2009/Persian", Encyclopædia Britannica website, retrieved February 22, 2010
  39. ^ Web pages titled "Tadeusz Rozewicz" (in English Archived 2012-03-03 at the Wayback Machine and Polish Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine), at the Instytut Książki ("Books Institute") website, retrieved February 28, 2010
  40. ^ Britannica (2009), "Portuguese: Portugal" subsection
  41. ^ "Recipients of the Golden wreath Award". Struga Poetry Evenings. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  42. ^ "El Poeta Indio Subhro Banddyopadhyay Recibe la Beca Internacional de Machado". Comisión Nacional del Centenario de Machado en Soria.
  43. ^ San Francisco State University: The Poetry Center: Book Awards
  44. ^ https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/poets/virginia.html Virginia Law and Library of Congress List of Virginia Poets Laureate
  45. ^ Britannica (2009), "Japanese" subsection
  46. ^ UM scholar Hatlen, mentor to Stephen King, dies at 71 Archived March 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  47. ^ Burton Hatlen 1936 — 2008 A "cyber-tombeau" at Silliman's Blog by poet Ron Silliman includes comments, tributes, and links
  48. ^ Raúl Salinas, poet, teacher and activist, dies: Austin resident and bookstore owner gave voice to Chicano struggle.
  49. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2008-04-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  50. ^ Aimé Césaire, Martinique poet, has died
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  52. ^ Service for Shinder ; Fox, Margalit, "Jason Shinder, 52, Poet and Founder of Arts Program, Dies", obituary, May 3, 2008, The New York Times, retrieved December 11, 2008
  53. ^ Grimes, William, "Ilyas Malayev, 72, Uzbek Musician and Poet, Dies", obituary, The New York Times, May 7, 2008, retrieved December 11, 2008
  54. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2008-06-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (Russian)
  55. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-06-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (Spanish)
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  58. ^ "Peter Rühmkorf: German poet who captured idioms" obituary, Times of London, June 17, 2008; retrieved November 26, 2008
  59. ^ "Lord Tweedsmuir", obituary, Daily Telegraph, London, July 9, 2008, retrieved December 9, 2008
  60. ^ Ellen Datlow, "Thomas M. Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008)," sff.discuss.obituaries, 2008-07-06, 15:01
  61. ^ Kittler, Wolf, "Richard Exner 1929 – 2008 / Scholar and Poet", Santa Barbara Independent, December 24, 2008, retrieved January 9, 2009
  62. ^ "They walked on: The Sunday Times pays tribute to some of the high-profile individuals who passed away in 2008 and whose legacies won't be forgotten", The Times of Malta, December 28, 2008, retrieved same day
  63. ^ Summary of a Le Monde article[permanent dead link] on Suied's death, August 13, 2008 ("The poet Alain Suied died Thursday in Paris on July 24 due to cancer."), retrieved December 14, 2008
  64. ^ Mahmoud Darwish: Palestinian 'poet of the resistance'
  65. ^ [4]
  66. ^ Pandya, Haresh, "Ahmed Faraz, Outspoken Urdu Poet, Dies at 77", obituary, The New York Times, September 1, 2008, retrieved December 10, 2008 ("He was earlier reported to have died while being treated in a Chicago hospital after a fall in Baltimore, but he returned to his homeland, where he died.")
  67. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-09-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  68. ^ Reginald Shepherd: 1963 – 2008; A "cyber-tombeau" at Silliman's Blog by poet Ron Silliman includes comments, tributes, and links
  69. ^ Tribute at Poetry Foundation Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine Shepherd was a frequent contributor to the Poetry Foundation blog called Harriet. Listed here are dozens of tributes and comments from many who were touched in some way by Shepherd and his work
  70. ^ "John Matshikiza: Poet, actor, journalist and activist". The Independent. London. September 20, 2008.
  71. ^ The Independent obituary
  72. ^ No byline, "Konstantin Pavlov, Bulgarian Poet, Is Dead at 75", obituary, Associated Press, September 30, 2008, as it appeared on the website of The New York Times, retrieved December 11, 2008
  73. ^ The Independent obituary
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  75. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2008-11-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  77. ^ Fox, Margalit, "Donald Finkel, 79, Poet of Free-Ranging Styles, Is Dead", obituary, The New York Times, November 20, 2008, retrieved December 10, 2008
  78. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (Hungarian)
  79. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2008-12-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (Hungarian)
  80. ^ No byline, "Kashmiri poet Altaf Niaz dead", article, Sakaal Times, December 5, 2008, retrieved December 14, 2008
  81. ^ Australian poet Dorothy Porter dies aged 54 and Dorothy Porter (1954–2008) this "Cyber-tombeau" at Silliman's Blog by poet Ron Silliman includes comments, tributes, and links
  82. ^ Khaskheli, Jan, id=151776 "Tajal Bewas passes away", The News of Karachi, Pakistan, December 14, 2008, retrieved same day
  83. ^ "Jwalamukhi dies", Times of India, December 15, retrieved December 14, 2008
  84. ^ Kustow, Michael, "Poet Adrian Mitchell dies, aged 76: Inspirational poet, playwright and performer who was a natural pacifist", obituary, The Guardian, December 21, 2008, retrieved December 22, 2008
  85. ^ "Remembering Pioneers Alan Lew and Nanao Sakaki" Archived 2011-05-26 at the Wayback Machine web page at Shambhala Sunspace website, retrieved January 29, 2009

SourcesEdit

  • Britannica Book of the Year 2009 (events of 2008), published by the Encyclopædia Britannica, online edition (subscription required), "Literature/Year in Review 2008" section

See alsoEdit