- 1947 in poetry
Dorothy Parkerdivorces Alan Campbell for the first time.
* "Landfall" literary magazine is founded in
New Zealand(now that country's oldest literary journal)
Kingsley Amis, " Bright November"
W. H. Auden, "The Age of Anxiety"
Cleanth Brooks, ""
August Derleth, editor, ""
Richard Eberhart, "Burr Oaks", including "The Fury of Aerial Bombardment"
Paul Hiebert, "Sara Binks", "the sweet songstess of Saskatchewan"
Weldon Kees, "The Fall of Magicians" (his second book of poetry)
Philip Larkin, "A Girl in Winter"
Louis MacNeice, "The Dark Tower"
Howard Nemerov, "The Image of the Law"
Giorgos Seferis, "Κίχλη (The Thrush)"
John Sutherland, editor, "Other Canadian's: An Anthology of the New Poetry in Canada, 1940-1946" (First Statement Press, 1947), anthology [ [http://www.ccca.ca/history/ozz/english/books/index.html Web page titled "One Zero Zero A Virtual Library of English Canadian Small Press 1945 - 2044"] at the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art website, accessed April 23, 2008]
Stephen Spender, "Poems of Dedication"
Richard Wilbur, "The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems", New York: Reynal and Hitchcock
Louis Zukofskybegins writing "Bottom: on Shakespeare", a long work of literary philosophy
Awards and honors
Frost Medal: Gustav Davidson
* Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (later the post would be called "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress"):
Robert Lowellappointed this year.
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Robert Lowell, "Lord Weary's Castle"
Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets: Ridgely Torrence
January 2— Ai, born "Florence Anthony", an American poet who legally changed her name
April 13— Rae Armantrout, American poet
May 23— Jane Kenyon, American poet and translator (died 1995)
July 25— Leslie Scalapino, American poet
August 8— Alurista("nom de plume" of Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia), American Chicano poet and activist
November 13— John Steffler, Canadian poet and novelist
December 26— Liz LochheadScottish poet and dramatist
*date not known:
Yusef Komunyakaa— American poet, academic and recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awardand 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Molly Peacock— American poet of the New Formalist school and nonfiction writer
Rosemary Sullivan— Canadian poet, biographer, and anthologist
List of poetry awards
List of years in poetry
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