1954 in poetry


1954 in poetry

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Events

* Robert Creeley founds and edits the "Black Mountain Review" [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]
*Jack Kerouac reads Dwight Goddard's "A Buddhist Bible", which will influence him greatly.
* January 25 — Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" is broadcast on radio

Works published

* W. H. Auden, "The Shield of Achilles"
* Sir John Betjeman, "A Few Late Chrysanthemums"
* E.E. Cummings, "Poems, 1923-1954"
* Babette Deutsch, "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral"
* Haim Gouri, "Shirei Hotam" ("Poems of the Seal"), Israeli writing in Hebrew [ [http://www.ithl.org.il/author_info.asp?id=101] Web page titled "Haim Gouri" at the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature Web site, accessed October 6, 2007]
* Thom Gunn, "Fighting Terms", Fantasy Press
* John Heath-Stubbs, "A Charm Against the Toothace"
* Philip Larkin, "The Less Deceived"
* Frank Prince, "Soldiers Bathing and Other Poems"
* Jon Silkin, "The Peaceable Kingdom", including "Death of a Son (who died in a mental hospital aged one)"
* Keith Sinclair, "Strangers or Beasts: Poems", New Zealand
* Wisława Szymborska: "Pytania zadawane sobie" ("Questioning Yourself"), Poland
* Dylan Thomas, "Quite Early One Morning", New Directions Publishers
* William Carlos Williams, "The Desert Music and Other Poems"

Criticism, scholarship and biography

* P. Cruttwell, "The Shakespearean Moment", criticism, United KingdomPreminger, Alex, and Brogan, T.V.F., editors, "The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", Princeton University Press, 1993, "English Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p 353]
* G. Hartmann, "The Unmediated Vision", criticism, United Kingdom
* Hugh Kenner, "Wyndham Lewis: A Critical Guidebook", criticism, United States
* W. C. Williams, "Selected Essays", criticism, United States [Preminger, Alex, and Brogan, T.V.F., editors, "The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", Princeton University Press, 1993, "American Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p 66]
* W. K. Wimsatt Jr., "The Verbal Icon", criticism, United Kingdom

Awards and honors

* National Book Award for Poetry: Conrad Aiken, "Collected Poems"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Theodore Roethke: "The Waking"
* King's Gold Medal for Poetry: Ralph Hodgson
* Bollingen Prize: W. H. Auden
* Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets: Louise Townsend Nicholl and Oliver St. John Gogarty

Births

* April 17 — Erin Mouré, Canadian poet
* July 31 — Kim Addonizio, American poet and novelist
* August 15 — Mary Jo Salter, American poet
* October 15 — Peter Bakowski, Australian poet
* December 5 — Lynda Hull, American poet
* December 20 — Sandra Cisneros, American poet and author
*date not known:
** Catherine Anderson
** Robert Boates
** Lorna Dee Cervantes
** Janet Charman, New Zealand
** Cornelius Eady, African American poet
** Sotiris Kakisis, Greek poet
** Jan Heller Levi
** Thylias Moss, African American poet, writer, and playwright
** Luis J. Rodriguez, American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist
** Stephen Sartarelli
** Vijay Seshadri

Deaths

* March 28 — Francis Brett Young, 73, English novelist and poet
* January 1 — Leonard Bacon (poet), 66
* date not known — Maxwell Bodenheim, 62, American poet and novelist known as the "King of Greenwich Village Bohemians"

ee also

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

Notes


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