1947 in poetry

1947 in poetry

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c=20th century
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* Dorothy Parker divorces Alan Campbell for the first time.
* "Landfall" literary magazine is founded in New Zealand (now that country's oldest literary journal)

Works published

* 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 Zukofsky begins 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 Lowell appointed 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 Lochhead Scottish poet and dramatist
*date not known:
**Cheryl Clarke
**Yusef Komunyakaa — American poet, academic and recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
** Al Moritz
** Molly Peacock — American poet of the New Formalist school and nonfiction writer
** Charlie Smith
** Rosemary Sullivan — Canadian poet, biographer, and anthologist


* December 19 — Duncan Campbell Scott, Canadian poet and writer
* date not known:
** Anna Wickham, British poet
** Richard Le Gallienne, English writer and poet

ee also

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


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