1989 in poetry


1989 in poetry

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Events

* Dead Poets Society, a film incorporating excerpts from many traditional poets, ending with the title and opening line of Walt Whitman's lament on the death of Abraham Lincoln, "O Captain! My Captain!"
* My Left Foot, a film about Christy Brown, the Irish poet, and based on his autobiography

Works published


=Australia=

* Robert Adamson "The Clean Dark"
* Les Murray, "The Idyll Wheel"
* Philip Salom: "Barbecue of the Primitives". (University of Queensland) ISBN 978-0-7022-2221-4
* Chris Wallace-Crabbe ("Sangue e l'acqua", translated and edited into Italian by Giovann Distefano, Abano Terme: Piovan Editore


=Canada=

* Margaret Avison, "No Time"
* C. Bayard, "The New Poetics in Canada and Quebec" (scholarship) [Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "Canadian Poetry" article, English "History and Criticism" section, p 164]
* Roo Borson, "Intent, or, The Weight of the World", ISBN 0-7710-1588-7 American-Canadian
* Tim Lilburn, "Tourist To Ecstasy", a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, Canada
* Michael Ondaatje, "The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems", Canadian poet published in the United Kingdom; London: Pan; New York: Knopf, 1991Web page titled [http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=5142 "Archive: Michael Ondaatje (1943- )"] at the Poetry Foundation website, accessed May 7, 2008]
* Michael Ondaatje and Linda Spalding, editors, "The Brick Anthology", illustrated by David Bolduc, Toronto: Coach House PressWeb page titled [http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=5142 "Archive: Michael Ondaatje (1943- )"] at the Poetry Foundation website, accessed May 7, 2008]


=United Kingdom=

* Fleur Adcock (New Zealand poet who moved to England in 1963), translator, "Orient Express: Poems. Grete Tartler", Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press [http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/subjects/nzp/nzlit2/adcock.htm Web page titled "Fleur Adcock: New Zealand Literature File"] at the University of Auckland Library website, accessed April 26, 2008]
* James Fenton, "Manila Envelope", self-published book of poems [http://www.jamesfenton.com/books/] Web page titled "Books by Fenton" at the James Fenton Web site, accessed October 11, 2007]
* Gerald Hammond, "Fleeting Things: English Poets and Poems, 1616-1660", scholarshipPreminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "English Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p. 353]
* E. A. Markham, editor, ""
* Grace Nichols:
** Editor, "Poetry Jump-Up", illustrated by Michael Lewis, Penguin (Harmondsworth, England); had been published as "Black Poetry" in 1988 by Blackie (London, England)
** "Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman, and Other Poems", Virago Press (London, England); published in 1990 by Random House (New York)
* Sean O'Brien, "Boundary Beach " (Ulsterman Publications)
* Michael Ondaatje, "The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems", Canadian poet published in the United Kingdom; London: Pan; New York: Knopf, 1991
* Hugo Williams, "Selected Poems," Oxford University Press

United States

* Raymond Carver, "A New Path To The Waterfall"
* Henri Cole, "The Zoo Wheel of Knowledge"
* Ed Dorn, "Abhorrences", Black Sparrow PressWeb page titled [http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=1837"Archive / Edward Dorn (1929-1999)"] at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved May 8, 2008]
* Rita Dove, "Grace Notes"
* Molly Peacock, "Take Heart"
* Charles Reznikoff, "Poems 1918-1975: The Complete Poems of Charles Reznikoff", edited by Seamus Cooney (Black Sparrow Press)
* Michael Ryan, "God Hunger", Viking Penguin
* Mary Jo Salter, "Unfinished Painting", Knopf

Anthologies in the United States

* N. Baym, et all, editors, "The Norton Anthology of American Literature", two volumes, third editionPreminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "American Poetry" article, "Anthologies" section, p. 66]
* M. Honey, editors, "Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance"
* M. Harris and K. Aguero, editors, "An Ear to the Ground"

Poets included in "The Best American Poetry 1989"

Poems by these 75 poets were included in "The Best American Poetry 1989", edited by David Lehman, with Donald Hall, guest editor:

*A. R. Ammons
*John Ashbery
*Beth Bentley
*Elizabeth Bishop
*Robert Bly
*Catherine Bowman
*George Bradley
*David Budbill
*Michael Burkhard
*Amy Clampitt
*Tom Clark
*Clark Coolidge
*Douglas Crase
*Robert Creeley
*Peter Davison
*David Dooley
*Rita Dove
*Stephen Dunn
*Russell Edson
*Daniel Mark Epstein
*Elaine Equi
*Aaron Fogel
*Alice Fulton
*Suzanne Gardinier
*Deborah Greger
*Linda Gregg
*Thom Gunn
*Donald Hall
*John Hollander
*Paul Hoover
*Marie Howe
*Andrew Hudgins
*Rodney Jones
*Lawrence Joseph
*Donald Justice
*Vickie Karp
*Jane Kenyon
*Kenneth Koch
*Phillis Levin
*Philip Levine
*Anne MacNaughton
*Harry Mathews
*Robert Mazzacco
*James McCorkle
*Robert McDowell
*Wesley McNair
*James Merrill
*Thylias Moss
*Sharon Olds
*Mary Oliver
*Steve Orlen
*Michael Palmer
*Bob Perelman
*Robert Pinsky
*Anna Rabinowitz
*Mark Rudman
*Yvonne Sapia
*Lynda Schraufnagel
*David Shapiro
*Karl Shapiro
*Charles Simic
*Louis Simpson
*W. D. Snodgrass
*Gary Snyder
*Elizabeth Spires
*David St. John
*William Stafford
*George Starbuck
*Patricia Storace
*Mark Strand
*Eleanor Ross Taylor
*Jean Valentine
*Richard Wilbur
*Alan Williamson
*Jay Wright

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States

*Frederick Feirstein, editor, "Expansive Poetry", various essays on the New Formalism and the related movement New Narrative, under the umbrella term "Expansive Poetry"
* Michele Leggott, "Reading Zukofsky's 80 Flowers", Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (New Zealand writer; book published in the United States)
* A. Shucard, "Modern American Poetry 1865-1950"Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "American Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p. 66]
* M. Davidson, "The San Francisco Renaissance"
* W. Kalaidjian, "Languages of Liberation: The Social Text in Contemporary American Poetry"


=Spain=

* Matilde Camus:
** "Santander en mi sentir" ("Santander in my heart")
** "Sin alcanzar la luz" ("Without reaching the Light")

Other

* Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin: "The Magdalene Sermon", shortlisted for the "Irish Times"/Aer Lingus Award, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press, Ireland [http://ireland.poetryinternationalweb.org/piw_cms/cms/cms_module/index.php?obj_id=11162&x=1 Web page titled "Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin"] at Poetry International website, accessed May 3, 2008]
* Jayanta Mahapatra, "Temple", India [http://www.orissagateway.com/features/Arts_and_Architecture/Art/Literature/Poets/Jayanta_Mohapatra/] Jayata Mahapatra Web page at the Orissa Gateway Web site, accessed October 16, 2007]
* Thomas McCarthy, "Seven Winters in Paris", Anvil Press, London, Ireland [http://ireland.poetryinternationalweb.org/piw_cms/cms/cms_module/index.php?obj_id=9272 Web page titled "Thomas McCarthy"] at the Poetry International Website, accessed May 2, 2008]
* Norman Simms, "Who's Writing and Why in the South Pacific", scholarship, New ZealandPreminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "New Zealand Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p 837]
* Wisława Szymborska: "Poezje: Poems", bilingual Polish-English edition, Poland

Awards and honors

Australia

* C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry: Gwen Harwood, "Bone Scan"
* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: John Tranter, "Under Berlin"
* Mary Gilmore Prize: Alex Skovron, "The Re-arrangement"


=Canada=

* Gerald Lampert Award
* Archibald Lampman Award
* Canadian Author's Association "Canadian Author & Bookman" Editors Prize Best Poet 1989: Wayne Ray
* See 1989 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
* Pat Lowther Award
* Prix Alain-Grandbois

New Zealand

* Jenny Bornholdt, "Moving House"
* Lauris Edmond, "Hot October", autobiography [Robinson, Roger and Wattie, Nelson, "The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature", 1998, "Lauris Edmond" article]
* Kendrick Smithyman, "Selected Poems", edited by Peter Simpson, Auckland: Auckland University Press, New Zealand


=United Kingdom=

* Cholmondeley Award: Peter Didsbury, Douglas Dunn, E.J. Scovell
* Eric Gregory Award: Gerard Woodward, David Morley, Katrina Porteous, Paul Henry
* Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: Allen Curnow

United States

* Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize: Nancy Vieira Couto, "The Face in the Water"
* Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry: Anthony Hecht
* Bernard F. Connors Prize for Poetry: Jorie Graham, "Spring"
* Frost Medal: Gwendolyn Brooks
* Lannan Literary Award for Poetry: Cid Corman, George Evans and Peter Levitt
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Richard Wilbur: "New and Collected Poems"
* Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize: Mona Van Duyn
* William Carlos Williams Award: Diane Wakoski, "Emerald Ice: Selected Poems 1962-1987"
* Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets: Richard Howard

Deaths

*January 13 — Sterling Allen Brown, 87, poet, teacher and writer on folklore and of literary criticism
*February 28 — Richard Willard Armour, 82, of Parkinson's disease;
*August 25 — Hans Børli, 70, Norwegian poet, novelist, and writer
*September 15 — Robert Penn Warren, poet and writer, former U.S. Poet Laureate, of cancer
*December 4 — May Swenson, American poet and playwright
*December 22 — Samuel Beckett, Irish poet, playwright and novelist who won the Nobel Prize in 1969

ee also

*Poetry
*List of years in poetry
*List of poetry awards

References


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