1982 in poetry

1982 in poetry

in?=in poetry
in2?=in literature
cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century



*Final edition of "This" Magazine published.
* March 1 - Dylan Thomas was posthumously honoured by a floor plaque in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey
* The New Criterion founded in New York City

Works published in English


* M. Duwell, editor, "A Possible Contemporary Poetry" (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, "Australian Poetry" article, Anthologies section, p 108]
* Chris Mansell, "Head, Heart & Stone" (Fling Publishers)
* Les Murray:
** "Equanimities"
** "The Vernacular Republic: Poems 1961-1981", Angus & Robertson; Edinburgh, Canongate; New York, Persea Books, 1982 and (enlarged and revised edition) Angus & Robertson, 1988 [http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoet.do?poetId=216] Les Murray Web page at The Poetry Archive Web site, accessed October 15, 2007]
* A. Paolucci and L. Dobrez, editors, "Review of National Literatures: Australia" (scholarship)


* Margaret Atwood, "The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English" (anthology) [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 "Anthologies" section, p 164]
* Margaret Avison, "Winter Sun /The Dumbfounding: Poems 1940-66"
* Don Domanski, "War in an Empty House"
* Elizabeth Smart, "Eleven Poems"
* Michael Ondaatje, "Running in the Family", memoir, New York: W. W. Norton,Web page titled [http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=5142 "Archive: Michael Ondaatje (1943- )"] at the Poetry Foundation website, accessed May 7, 2008] ISBN 0393016374, ISBN 0771068840

New Zealand

* Fleur Adcock (New Zealand poet who moved to England in 1963), editor, "Oxford Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry", Auckland: 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]
* Allen Curnow, "You Will Know When You Get There: Poems 1979–81" [ [http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/curnowa.html Allen Curnow Web page] at the New Zealand Book Council website, accessed April 21, 2008]
* W. Ihimaera and D. S. Long, "Into the World of Light: An Anthology of Maori Writing"Preminger, 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, "Anthologies" section, p 837]
* Bill Manhire, "Good Looks", New Zealand
* Cilla McQueen, "Homing In" [ [http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/subjects/nzp/nzlit2/mcqueen.htm Cilla McQueen - NZ Literature File - LEARN - The University Of Auckland Library ] ] , winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry and the 1983 Jessie MacKay Award
* W. H. Oliver, "Poor Richard: Poems", Wellington: Port Nicholson Press, New Zealand

=United Kingdom=

* James Fenton, "The Memory of War: Poems 1968-1982", Salamander Press, [http://www.jamesfenton.com/books/] Web page titled "Books by Fenton" at the James Fenton Web site, accessed October 11, 2007]
* Thom Gunn, "The Passages of Joy"
* Seamus Heaney: "Poems and a Memoir", Limited Editions Club, Northern Ireland native living at this time in the United States
* John Heath-Stubbs, "Naming the Beasts"
* Derek Mahon, "The Hunt By Night." Oxford University Press
* Nerval, "The Chimeras", a version of "Les Chimères", translated from French by Derek Mahon, Gallery Press

United States

* A.R. Ammons, "Worldly Hopes"
* Louise Simone Bennett, "Selected Poems"
* Robert Creeley:
**"Echoes"Everett, Nicholas, [http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/creeley/life.htm "Robert Creeley's Life and Career"] at the "Modern American Poetry" website, accessed May 1, 2008]
**"The Collected Poems, 1945–1975"
* Hilda Doolittle ("H.D."), "Notes on Thought and Vision" (posthumous), written in 1919
* Jack Gilbert, Monolithos
* Seamus Heaney: "Poems and a Memoir", Limited Editions Club, Northern Ireland native living at this time in the United States
* Jane Hirshfield, "Alaya"
* William Logan, "Sad-faced Men"
* James Merrill "The Changing Light at Sandover", an epic poem
* Gjertrud Schnackenberg, "Portraits and Elegies"

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States

* William Meredith, "Reasons for Poetry, and The Reason for Criticism"

Works published in other languages


* Matilde Camus:
** "Testimonio" ("Testimony")
** "La preocupación de Miguel Ángel" ("The concern of Miguel Angel")


* Gitaujali Badruddin, "Poems of Gitaujali" (posthumously published)
* Odysseus Elytis, "Three Poems under a Flag of Convenience (Τρία ποιήματα με σημαία ευκαιρίας)" (Greece)
* Silvia Volckmann, "Zeit der Kirschen? Das Naturbild in der deutschen Gegenwartslyrik" (scholarship), West GermanyPreminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "German Poetry" article, "Criticism in German" section, p 474]

Awards and honors


* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry: Fay Zwicky, "Kaddish and Other Poems"


* Gerald Lampert Award
* See 1982 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
* Pat Lowther Award

=United Kingdom=

* Cholmondeley Award: Basil Bunting, Herbert Lomas, William Scammell
* Eric Gregory Award: Steve Ellis, Jeremy Reed, Alison Brackenbury, Neil Astley, Chris O’Neill, Joseph Bristow, John Gibbens, James Lasdun

United States

* Academy of American Poets Fellowship: John Ashbery and John Frederick Nims
* Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize: Lawrence Joseph, "Shouting at No One"
* American Book Award: William Bronk for "Life Supports" (April 27)
* Bernard F. Connors Prize for Poetry: Gerald Stern, "Father Guzman"
* Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (later the post would be called "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress"): Anthony Hecht appointed this year.
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Sylvia Plath: "The Collected Poems"
* Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets: John Frederick Nims and John Ashbery


* January 19 — Maria Zaturenska, 80, of heart failure
* March 11 — Horace Gregory, 83
* April 20 — Archibald MacLeish, 89
* June 6 — Kenneth Rexroth, 76, of a heart ailment
* June 18 — Djuna Barnes, 90, American writer and poet
* October 22 — Richard Hugo, 58, of leukemia
* November 13 — Babette Deutsch, 87
* date not known — Edgell Rickword
* date not known — P'Bitek

ee also

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


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