1943 in poetry

1943 in poetry

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


* Ottawa native Elizabeth Smart moves permanently to England.
* Philip Larkin graduates from Oxford and obtains his first post as a librarian.
* Nazi Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels closes theaters and publishers in Germany
* Ezra Pound, still in Italy, is indicted for treason by the United States Attorney General. [Ackroyd, Peter, "Ezra Pound", Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 1980, "Chronology" chapter, p 118]
* September 12 — Abraham Sutzkever, a Polish Jew who wrote is poetry in Yiddish, escaped the Vilna Ghetto with his wife and hid in the forests. Sutzkever and fellow Yiddish poet Shmerke Kaczerginsky, fought against the Nazis as a partisan. During the Nazi era, Sutzkever wrote more than 80 poems, whose manuscripts he managed to save for postwar publication.

Works published

* Allen Curnow, "Sailing or Drowning" (Progressive Publishing Society), New Zealand [ [http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/curnowa.html Allen Curnow Web page] at the New Zealand Book Council website, accessed April 21, 2008]
* Odysseus Elytis, "Sun the First"
* Weldon Kees, "The Last Man"
* Rudyard Kipling, "A Choice of Kipling's Verse", edited by T. S. Eliot
* Dylan Thomas, "New Poems"
* Lawrence Durrell, "A Private Country"

Awards and honors

* Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (later the post would be called "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress"): Allen Tate appointed this year. He would serve until 1943.
* Frost Medal: Edna St. Vincent Millay


* April 22 — Louise Glück, American poet
* May 11 — Michael Palmer, American poet, translator, and winner of 2006 Wallace Stevens Award.
* July 21 — Tess Gallagher, American poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright.
* September 12 — Michael Ondaatje, Canadian-Sri Lankan novelist and poet whose Booker Prize winning novel, "The English Patient", was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning "film"
* December 8 — James Tate, American poet, educator, and man of letters and a winner of the Pultizer Prize, National Book Award
* December 8 - Jim Morrison
*date not known:
** Bert Almon
** Alan Bold, Scottish
** Alfred Corn
** Emanuel di Pasquale
** Sarah Getty
** Maureen Harris
** Michael Kruger, German [Hofmann, Michael, editor, "Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology", Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006]
** Ron Smith, Canadian poet, author, playwright and publisher
** Bill Zavatsky


* February 27 — Kostis Palamas, Greek
* March 10 — Lawrence Binyon, 72, English poet, dramatist and art scholar
* March 13 — Stephen Vincent Benét, 44, American poet
* October 7 — Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall, 63, English poet and author of the lesbian novel "The Well of Loneliness"
* November 26 — Charles G. D. Roberts Canadian poet and prose writer
*date not known:
** F. M. Cornford, English classical scholar and poet
** Sidney A. K. Keyes, killed in Tunisia in World War II
** Guido Mazzoni, Italian poet
** William Soutar, leading poet of the Scottish Literary Renaissance. Bedridden from 1930, he eventually contracted and died of tuberculosis.
** Bertram Warr

ee also

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


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