2007 in poetry

2007 in poetry

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in2?=in literature
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*March 5: a car bomb was exploded on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. This locale is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. Named after the famed 10th century classical Arab poet, Al-Mutanabbi, it was an established street for bookselling for hundreds of years and the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. On March 8, to remember the tragic event, Baghdad poets presented readings on the remains of the street. [ [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8951668 Iraq's Cultural Curators Defy Sectarian Unrest] ] This was followed by various poetry readings around the United States commemorating the bombing of the historic center of the literary and intellectual community of Baghdad, many of the readings took place in the final weeks of August 2007. [ [http://www.arcpoetry.ca/portage/links/mutanabbi_street_memorial_reading.php ::Arc Poetry::Portage link::Mutanabbi Street Memorial Reading:: ] ]
* April 17: Nikki Giovanni, a professor of English at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the U.S. state of Virginia, both spoke and recited poetry at the campus convocation commemorating the Virginia Tech massacre of the day before. Giovanni taught the Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho in a poetry class. She had previously approached the department chair to have Cho taken out of her class. [http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/18/vtech.shooting/index.html Police: Cho taken to mental health center in 2005] ] "We are the Hokies! We will prevail! We will prevail! We are Virginia Tech!" Giovanni said, bringing the audience to its feet and into a spontaneous cheer. Giovanni closed the ceremony with a chant poem, intoning, "We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on. We are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech... We do not understand this tragedy... No one deserves a tragedy."
* August 9: Bangladeshi poet Taslima Nasreen was attacked at a book signing in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh by a crowd of protesters who shouted for her death. [ [http://themoderatevoice.com/society/animals/endangered-species/14484/taslima-nasreen-poet-attacked-in-india-men-attack-her-other-men-try-to-sheild-her/ Taslima Nasreen, Poet, Attacked in India: Men Attack Her; Other Men Try to Sheild (sic) Her ] ] The attackers consisted of lawmakers and members of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party who objected to her writings on religion and oppression of women. After the attack, India criminally charged Nasreen with "hurting Muslim feelings", punishable by up to three years in jail. [ [http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2007/08/14/nasreem-india.html CBC.ca Arts - India to charge writer Nasreen with 'hurting Muslim feelings' ] ]
* "The New Yorker" magazine announced that longtime poetry editor Alice Quinn was leaving and, as of November, Paul Muldoon, an Irish native and U.S. citizen, would be taking over what "The Chronicle of Higher Education" called "one of the most powerful positions in American poetry". [ [http://chronicle.com/news/index.php?id=3081] Howard, Jennifer, "New Gatekeeper of Poetry at 'The New Yorker' Will Be Princeton Professor" item on the "News blog" of "The Chronicle of Higher Education", September 21, 2007, accessed October 6, 2007]
* The Eagles set "An Old-Fashioned Song", a poem by John Hollander, to music (four-part harmony with guitar chords, but mostly singing it a cappella), named it "No More Walks in the Wood" after its first line. They released it on the album, "Long Road Out of Eden". The band added no words to the 21-line poem, and there are no choruses. [Boynton, Cynthia Wolfe, "Venerable Poet's Words To a Pop Music Beat", article, "The New York Times", Connecticut and the Region section, February 10, 2008, p 6]

Works published in English

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; substantially revised works listed separately:


* Les Murray, "Selected Poems" (Black Inc.) ISBN 9781863954044

Australian anthologies

* Peter Rose, editor, "Best of Australian Poetry" (Black Inc) ISBN-13 9781863954174

Poets in "Best Australian Poetry 2007"

"The Best Australian Poetry 2007" (ISBN 9780702236075), by series editors Bronwyn Lea and Martin Duwell; with 2007 guest editor John Tranter (University of Queensland Press), published work by these 40 poets:
* Robert Adamson
* Judith Bishop
* Pam Brown
* Joanne Burns
* Grant Caldwell
* Chris Edwards
* Michael Farrell
* Barbara Fisher
* Dennis Foley
* Alison Gerber
* Jennifer Harrison
* Dominique Hecq
* Matt Hetherington
* Charles Higham
* Clive James
* Mary Jenkins
* Jill Jones
* S. K. Kelen
* Cath Kenneally
* John Kinsella
* Cameron Lowe
* David McCooey
* Jennifer Maiden
* Graeme Miles
* John Millett
* Pooja Mittal
* Reg Mombassa
* Les Murray
* Louise Nicholas
* Ouyang Yu
* Geoff Page
* Megan Petrie
* Craig Powell
* Michael Riley
* Peter Rose
* Brendan Ryan
* Tracy Ryan
* Michael Sharkey
* Chris Wallace-Crabbe
* Dennis Wild


* Don Domanski, "All Our Wonder Unavenged", Brick Books, ISBN 978-1-894078-58-6, winner of the Governor General's Book Award
* George Murray "The Rush to Here", ISBN 0-8897-1229-8
* Anne Simpson "Quick", ISBN 0-7710-8091-3


* Pat Boran, "New and Selected Poems" (Dedalus Press), Ireland [http://www.patboran.com/ "Publications" Web page] at Pat Boran's Web site, accessed May 2]
* Paul Durcan, "The Laughter of Mothers (Harvill Secker)

New Zealand

* Janet Charman, "Cold Snack", Auckland: Auckland University Press [Robinson, Roger and Wattie, Nelson, "The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature", 1998, "Janet Charman" article]
* Andrew Johnston, "Sol"
* Michele Leggott, "Journey to Portugal" (Holloway Press) a collection of poems written during a 2004 trip to Portugal and inspired by Fernando Pessoa, Portugal’s great Modernist poet. Illustrated by Gretchen Albrecht.

Poets in "Best New Zealand Poems"

These poets wrote the 25 poems selected for "Best New Zealand Poems 2006", published this year:
* Hinemoana Baker
* Cherie Barford
* Jenny Bornholdt
* James Brown
* Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
* Geoff Cochrane
* Murray Edmond
* David Eggleton
* Cliff Fell
* Brian Flaherty
* Paula Green
* Bernadette Hall
* Anna Jackson
* Andrew Johnston
* Michele Leggott
* Selina Tusitala Marsh
* Karlo Mila
* Gregory O'Brien
* Brian Potiki
* Chris Price
* Elizabeth Smither
* C.K. Stead
* JC Sturm
* Richard von Sturmer
* Alison Wong

=United Kingdom=

* Simon Armitage, translator, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation", Faber and Faber
* W. H. Auden, "Collected Poems", edited by Edward Mendelson (Modern Library) (Anglo-American poet), posthumous
* Dale Craske "Remedy The Remedy With New Improved Remedy", Faber
* Ian Duhig, "The Speed of Dark" (Picador), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Alan Gillis, "Hawks and Doves" (Gallery), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Sophie Hannah, "Pessimism for Beginners" (Carcanet), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Seamus Heaney: "Something to Write Home About", Nicholson and Bass
* Paul Henry, "Ingrid’s Husband", Seren
* Mimi Khalvati, "The Meanest Flower" (Carcanet), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Nick Laird, "On Purpose" (Faber & Faber)
* Frances Leviston, "Public Dream" (Picador), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Sarah Maguire, "The Pomegranates of Kandahar" (Chatto), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Edwin Morgan, "A Book of Lives" (Carcanet), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Daljit Nagra, "Look We Have Coming to Dover!", Faber and Faber
* Sean O'Brien, "The Drowned Book", Picador, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Fiona Sampson, "Common Prayer" (Carcanet), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize
* Matthew Sweeney, "Black Moon" (Jonathan Cape), on the short list for the T.S. Eliot Prize

United States

* Rae Armantrout, "Next Life" (Wesleyan University Press), one of the "New York Times" "100 Notable Books of the Year", 92 pages, ISBN 0-8195-6820-1
* John Ash, "The Parthian Stations" (Carcanet), ISBN 1857548728
* John Ashbery:
** "A Worldly Country: New Poems" Ecco/HarperCollins, ISBN 100061173835 ISBN 139780061173837
** "Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems", Ecco/HarperCollins, ISBN 100061367176 ISBN 139780061367175
* W. H. Auden, "Collected Poems", edited by Edward Mendelson (Modern Library) (Anglo-American poet), posthumous
* Mary Jo Bang, "Elegy", Graywolf, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
* Roger Bonair-Agard, "Tarnish and Masquerade" (Cypher Books, Rattapallax Press)
* Laynie Browne, "Daily Sonnets", Counterpath Press
* Charles Bukowski, "The Pleasures of the Damned", edited by John Martin, Ecco/HarperCollins
* Kelly Cherry, "Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems" (Louisiana State University Press), ISBN 978-0807132630
* Henri Cole, "Blackbird and Wolf" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
* Jim Daniels, "Now Showing" (Ahadada Books)
* Edward Dorn:
** "Way More West", edited by Michael Rothenberg, Penguin Books ISBN 978-0143038696 (posthumous)
** "Ed Dorn Live: Lectures, Interviews, and Outtakes", edited by Joseph Richey, University of Michigan Press ISBN 978-0472068623 (posthumous), criticism
* Mark Doty, "Dog Years" (HarperCollins)
* Michael Dumanis, "My Soviet Union", (University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prize for Poetry)
* Amy England, "Victory and Her Opposites", Tupelo Press
* Aaron Fagan, "Garage" (Salt Publishing)
* Jessica Fisher, "Frail-Craft", foreword by Louise Glück (Yale UP)
* Graham Foust, "Necessary Stranger", Flood Editions
* Nikki Giovanni, "Acolytes: Poems", William Morrow
* Albert Goldbarth, "The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972–2007", Graywolf
* Noah Eli Gordon, "Novel Pictorial Noise", HarperCollins
* Mildred White Greear, [http://www.movinggonedancing.com "Moving Gone Dancing"] (Fall Line Arts Press), ISBN 978-0-9799379-0-3
* Linda Gregerson, "Magnetic North" (Houghton Mifflin)
* Paul Guest, "Notes For My Body Double", University of Nebraska
* Forrest Hamer, "Rift" (Four Way Books)
* Matthea Harvey, "Modern Life", Graywolf, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
* Robert Hass, "Time and Materials: Poems, 1997-2005" (Ecco/Harper-Collins), one of the "New York Times" "100 Notable Books of the Year"
* Christian Hawkey, "Citizen Of", Wave Books
* Brian Henry, "The Stripping Point", Counterpath Press
* Zbigniew Herbert, "The Collected Poems: 1956-1998" (Ecco), one of the "New York Times" "100 Notable Books of the Year"
* Bob Hicok, "This Clumsy Living, Pittsburgh University Press
* Anselm Hollo, "Guests of Space", Coffee House
* Cortnee Howard, "Fannin Street", Paper Street Boooks. ISBN 978-1-6053-0516-5
* Fanny Howe, "The Lyrics", Graywolf Press
* Susan Howe, "Souls of the Labadie Tract" (New Directions)
* Eugen Jebeleanu, "Secret Weapon: The Late Poems of Eugen Jebeleanu", translated from Romanian by Matthew Zapruder, (Coffee House)
*Pierre Joris, "Meditations on the Stations of Mansour Al-Halla, 1 – 21", (Anchorite Press, Albany, NY)
* James Browning Kepple, Kim Göransson, "Couplet" (pretend genius [press] )
* Henia Karmel and Ilona Karmel, "A Wall of Two: Poems of Resistance and Suffering from Kraków to Buchenwald and Beyond", adapted by Fanny Howe, University of California Press
* Yusef Komunyakaa and Chad Gracia, "Gilgamesh: A Verse Play", Wesleyan University Press
* Hiram Larew, "More Than Anything" (VRZHU Press) ISBN: 978-1-4303-1406-6
* James Longenbach, "Draft of a Letter" (Spring)
* Martial, "Martial: The World of the Epigram", translated by William Fitzgerald, University of Chicago Press
* Michael Meyerhofer "Leaving Iowa" (Briery Creek Press)
* William Michaelian:
** "Another Song I Know" (Cosmopsis Books) ISBN 978-0-9796599-1-1
** "Winter Poems" (Cosmopsis Books), ISBN 978-0-9796599-0-4
* Jennifer Moxley "The Line" (The Post-Apollo Press)
* Ann E. Mullaney, translator, Teofilo Folengo (1491-1544), "Baldo, Volume 1, Books I-XII", translated from a blend of Latin and various Italian dialects (Harvard University Press), posthumous
* Laura Mullen, "Murmur", Futurepoem Books
* Kate Northrup, "Things Are Disappearing Here: Poems" Braziller/Persea
* Alice Notley "In the Pines" (Penguin Books)
* Michael O'Brien, "Sleeping and Waking", Flood, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
* George Oppen, "Selected Prose, Daybooks, and Papers" (edited by Stephen Cope), University of California Press, 2007 (publication was 2007, but not available until 2008)
* Terry Philips, "Oulipoems" (Ahadada Books)
* Carl Phillips, "Quiver of Arrows: Selected poems" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
* Tom Pickard, "The Ballad of Jamie Allan", Flood, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
* Robert Pinsky, "Gulf Music" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), ISBN-10: 0374167494 ISBN-13: 978-0374167493
* J. E. Pitts "The Weather of Dreams " (David Robert Books)
* Meghan O'Rourke, "Halflife" (Norton)
* Bin Ramke, "Tendril", Omnidawn
* Donald Revell, "A Thief of Strings", Alice James Books
* Adrienne Rich, "Poetry and Commitment" (Norton)
* Kim Roberts, "The Kimnama" (VRZHU Press) ISBN 978-1-4303-1407-3
* Martha Ronk, "Vertigo", Coffee House Press
* J. Allyn Rosser, "Foiled Again", (Fall) Ivan R. Dee
* Jerome Rothenberg, "China Notes & The Treasures of DunHuang" (Ahadada Books)
* Tadeusz Rozewicz, "New Poems", Archipelago, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
* Leslie Scalapino, "Day Ocean State of Stars' Night: Poems & Writings 1989 & 1999-2006" (Green Integer)
* W. G. Sebald, "Unrecounted", New Directions
* David Shapiro, "New and Selected Poems, 1965-2006" (Overlook Press)
* Ron Silliman, "The Age of Huts (complete)" (UC Press)
* Cathy Song, "Cloud Moving Hands", University of Pittsburgh Press
* Rod Smith, "Deed" (Iowa UP)
* Cole Swensen, "The Glass Age", Alice James Books
* Tony Tost, "Complex Sleep" (Iowa UP)
* David Trinidad, "The Late Show: Poems" Turtle Point
* Derek Walcott, "Selected Poems", edited by Edward Baugh (Faber), one of the "New York Times" "100 Notable Books of the Year"
* G. C. Waldrep, "Disclamor", BOA Editions
* Philip Whalen, "The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen", Wesleyan University Press
* John Wieners, "A Book of Prophecies" (Bootstrap Press
* C. D. Wright, "One Big Self: An Investigation", a book-length poem, Copper Canyon
* C. Dale Young, "The Second Person" (Four Way Books)
* Kevin Young, "For the Confederate Dead", (Knopf)

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States

* Edward Dorn, "Ed Dorn Live: Lectures, Interviews, and Outtakes" (University of Michigan Press)
* Robert Faggen, editor, "The Notebooks of Robert Frost", Harvard University Press
* Sam Hamill, "Avocations: On Poets and Poetry", Red Hen
* James Longenbach, "The Art of the Poetic Line", Graywolf Press, ISBN-10: 1555974953 ISBN-13: 978-1555974954
* Janet Malcolm, "Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice", about Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas (Yale University Press), biography
* Karen Marguerite Moloney, "Seamus Heaney and the Emblems of Hope", ISBN 978-0-8262-1744-8
* A. David Moody, "Ezra Pound: Poet I: The Young Genius 1885-1920"
* Mark Scroggins, "The Poem of a Life: A Biography of Louis Zukofsky"

Anthologies in the United States

*Allison Hedge Coke, editor - "To Topos/Oregon State University"
* Julia Kasdorf and Michael Tyrell, editors, "Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn", anthology (New York University)
* David Lehman, general editor, Heather McHugh, 2007 editor, "The Best American Poetry 2007" Scribner ISBN 0743299736
* Kei Miller, "New Caribbean Poetry", including poems by Christian Campbell, Loretta Collins, Delores Gauntlett, Shara McCallum, Marilene Phipps, Jennifer Rahim, Tanya Shirley, and Ian Strachan; Carcanet
* Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell, editors, "American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics", featuring the work of 13 poets: Joshua Clover, Stacy Doris, Peter Gizzi, Kenneth Goldsmith, Myung Mi Kim, Mark Levine, Tracie Morris, Mark Nowak, D.A. Powell, Juliana Spahr, Karen Volkman, Susan Wheeler, and Kevin Young; accompanied by an audio CD of readings from each poet; Wesleyan University Press, ISBN 9780819567284
* Daniel Tobin, editor, "The Book of Irish American Poetry: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present", University of Notre Dame Press
* Natasha Trethewey, editor, Jeb Livingood, series editor, "Best New Poets 2007: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers" (Samovar Press)

Poets in "The Best American Poetry 2007"

These poets appeared in "The Best American Poetry 2007", with David Lehman, general editor, and Heather McHugh, guest editor (who selected the poetry) (Scribner ISBN 0743299736):

* Kazim Ali
* Jeannette Allee
* Rae Armantrout
* Mary Jo Bang
* Nicky Beer
* Marvin Bell
* Christian Bök
* Louis E. Bourgeois
* Geoffrey Brock
* Matthew Byrne
* MacGregor Card
* Julie Carr
* Michael Collier
* Billy Collins
* Robert Creeley
* Mike Dockins
* Sharon Dolin
* Denise Duhamel
* Stephen Dunn
* Russell Edson
* Elaine Equi
* Landis Everson
* Thomas Fink
* Helen Ransom Forman
* Louise Gluck
* Albert Goldbarth
* Donald Hall
* Mark Halliday
* Forrest Hamer
* Matthea Harvey
* Robert Hass
* Jane Hirshfield
* Daniel Johnson
* Richard Kenney
* Milton Kessler
* Galway Kinnell
* David Kirby
* Julie Larios
* Brad Leithauser
* Ben Lerner
* Joanie Mackowski
* Amit Majmudar
* Sabrina Orah Mark
* Campbell McGrath
* Leslie Adrienne Miller
* Marilyn Nelson
* Meghan O'Rourke
* Ed Ochester
* Gregory Orr
* Danielle Pafunda
* Chad Parmenter
* Susan Parr
* Peter Pereira
* Robert Pinsky
* David Rivard
* Marya Rosenberg
* Natasha Saje
* Frederick Seidel
* Alan Shapiro
* David Shumate
* Carmine Starnino
* Brian Turner
* Arthur Vogelsang
* Cody Walker
* Kary Wayson
* Charles Harper Webb
* Joe Wenderoth
* Richard Wilbur
* George Witte
* Theodor Worozbyt
* Harriet Zinnes

Other in English

* Breyten Breytenbach, "Windcatcher: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2006", Harcourt (South African)
* Patrick Cotter general editor, Colm Breathnach and Maurice Riordan 2007 editors, "The Best of Irish Poetry 2007" designed to be the first of an annual series.

Works published in other languages

* Dimitris P. Kraniotis, "Dunes", published in Bucharest (Romania), ISBN 978-973-8430-44-0 (bilingual edition, French and Romanian translation of selected poems), Greece

Awards and honors

* Nobel Prize in Literature: Doris Lessing, Great Britain


* C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry:
* Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize: "The Goldfinches of Baghdad" by Robert Adamson
* Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry:


* Atlantic Poetry Prize:
* Griffin Poetry Prize (Canada): Don McKay, "Strike/Slip"
* Griffin Poetry Prize (International, in the English Language): Charles Wright, "Scar Tissue"; and **"Lifetime Recognition Award" (presented by the Griffin trustees) to Tomas Tranströmer
* Pat Lowther Award: Sina Queyras, "Lemon Hound"
* Prix Alain-Grandbois:
* Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award: Vicki Goodfellow Duke, "The Year We Quit Believing"

New Zealand

* Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement: Dick Scott, Bill Manhire and Fiona Farrell
* Montana New Zealand Book Awards (poetry category): Janet Frame, for "The Goose Bath"

=United Kingdom=

* Cholmondeley Award: Judith Kazantzis, Robert Nye, Penelope Shuttle
* Eric Gregory Award: Rachel Curzon, Miriam Gamble, Michael McKimm, Helen Mort, Jack Underwood
* Forward Poetry Prizes: :*Best collection: Sean O'Brien, for "The Drowned Book":*Best first collection: Daljit Nagra, for "Look We Have Coming To Dover!":*Best single poem: Alice Oswald, for "Dunt"
* Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: James Fenton
* T. S. Eliot Prize: Sean O'Brien, "The Drowned Book"

United States

* Bollingen Prize: Frank Bidart
* Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize: Alice Notley, for "Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970–2005""'
* Los Angeles Times Book Prize for poetry: Stanley Plumly, "Old Heart: Poems" (W. W. Norton)
* National Book Award for Poetry: Robert Hass
* "The New Criterion" Poetry Prize: J. Allyn Rosser, for "Foiled Again"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (United States): Natasha Trethewey, for "Native Guard"
* Wallace Stevens Award: Charles Simic [ [http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/386 CHARLES SIMIC RECEIVES THE WALLACE STEVENS AWARD] Press release from Academy of American Poets (August 2, 2007)]

From the Poetry Society of America

* Frost Medal: John Hollander
* Shelley Memorial Award: Kimiko Hahn; Judges: Major Jackson, Maurya Simon, and George Stanley
* Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award: James Richardson; Judge: Matthea Harvey
* Cecil Hemley Memorial Award: Yerra Sugarman; Judge: Michael Palmer
* Lyric Poetry Award: Ed Skoog; Judge: Srikanth Reddy
* Lucille Medwick Memorial Award: Wayne Miller; Judge: Tracy K. Smith
* Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award: Rusty Morrison; Judge: Susan Howe
* Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Poetry Award: Laura Ruffino; Judge: Thomas Sayers Ellis
* George Bogin Memorial Award: Wayne Miller; Judge: Eleni Sikelianos
* Robert H. Winner Memorial Award: Charlene Fix; finalists: Eva Heisler, Rick Hilles
* Norma Farber First Book Award: Kate Colby, "Fruitlands" Litmus Press; Judge: Rosmarie Waldrop
* William Carlos Williams Award: Matthew Zapruder, "The Pijamaist", Copper Canyon Press; finalists: Liam Rector, Elaine Terranova; Judge: Tony Hoagland


* February 14 – Emmett Williams, 81, American poet, known for among other reasons, his collaborations with Daniel Spoerri and Claus Bremer in the Darmstadt circle of concrete poetry, dynamic theater, etc., from 1957 to 1959. [ [http://www.ubu.com/historical/williams/index.html UBUWEB Historical: Emmett Williams, USA | 1925-2007] ]
* March 19:
**Shimon Tzabar, 80, Israeli artist, author, poet and former Haaretz columnist, pneumonia [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/840080.html Shimon Tzabar, 81, dies in London - Haaretz - Israel News ] ]
**Robert Dickson, 62, Canadian professor, award-winning Franco-Ontarian writer and poet, cancer [ [http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Ontario/2007/03/19/008-deces-Dickson.shtml?ref=rss Robert Dickson n'est plus ] ]
* March 20 – Rita Joe, 75, Canadian Mi'kmaq poet, of Parkinson's disease. [ [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070321.wpoetobit0321/BNStory/Entertainment/home globeandmail.com: Arts ] ]
* May 25 – Len Roberts, 60, American poet, professor [ [http://www.mcall.com/news/local/bethlehem/all-b1-4ncc.5873429may31,0,2515631.story?coll=all-newslocalbethlehem-hed Topic Galleries - themorningcall.com ] ]
* May 30 – William M. Meredith, 88, American, poet, professor [ [http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2007/05/31/pulitzer_prize_winning_connecticut_poet_dies/ Pulitzer Prize-winning Connecticut poet dies - Boston.com ] ]
* May 31 – Sarah Hannah, 40, American poet, professor [ [http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2007/05/31/sarah_hannah_40_teacher_poet_known_for_incisiveness_fervence/ Sarah Hannah, 40; teacher, poet known for incisiveness, fervence - The Boston Globe ] ]
* June 7:; Michael Hamburger, 83, German poet, translator [ [http://www.forward.com/articles/10977/ "Remembering Poet and Translator Michael Hamburger - Forward.com" ] ]
* June 20 – Nazik al-Malaika, 85, Iraqi poet [ [http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings22.2jun22,1,3948561.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california Nazik al-Malaika, 85; the exiled Iraqi poet wrote in free verse - Los Angeles Times ] ]
* June 21 – Mary Ellen Solt, 86, American poet, critic [ [http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_6259452 San Jose Mercury News - Mary Ellen Solt, 86, poet ] ]
* June 25 – Rahim al-Maliki, 39, Iraqi poet [ [http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070625/ap/d8q02o4g0.html Blast Kills Iraqi Peace Poet ] ]
* June 27 – Dragutin Tadijanovic, 102, Croatian poet [ [http://www.javno.com/en/croatia/clanak.php?id=57519 Javno - Croatia ] ]
* July 1 – Mong Tuyet, 93, Vietnamese poet [ [http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2007/07/712877 VietNamNet - Talented female poet dies ] ]
* July 2:
** Philip Booth, 81, American poet, professor, [ [http://bangordailynews.com/news/t/lifestyle.aspx?articleid=151686&zoneid=14 Poet Philip Booth dies at 81 ] ]
**Sandy Crimmins, 55, American poet, performance artist, [ [http://www.philly.com/inquirer/obituaries/8368127.html] ]
* July 7 – Dmitri Prigov, 66, Russian poet, artist, [ [http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-passings17.2jul17,1,5783575.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california PASSINGS - Dmitri Prigov, 66; artist and influential poet of the post-Soviet era - Los Angeles Times ] ]
* July 18 – Sekou Sundiata, 58, American poet, performance artist, [ [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-obit_sundiatajul21,1,2057404.story Topic Galleries - chicagotribune.com ] ]
*July 31 – Margaret Avison, 89, Canadian poet [ [http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2007/08/10/margaret-avison-obit.html CBC.ca Arts - Canadian poet Margaret Avison dies at 89 ] ]
* August 15:
**Liam Rector, 57, American poet, professor, critic, [ [http://www.nypost.com/seven/08162007/news/regionalnews/top_n_y__poet_kills_self_regionalnews_peter_cox_____and_andy_geller.htm Top N.Y. Poet Kills Self ] ]
**Khalid Alig, 82, Indian poet, journalist, [ [http://www.dawn.com/2007/08/16/top13.htm Veteran poet Khalid Alig passes away -DAWN - Top Stories; August 16 2007 ] ]
*August 22 – Grace Paley, 84, American poet, short story writer, activist [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/23/AR2007082300790.html Acclaimed Writer Grace Paley Dies at 84 - washingtonpost.com ] ]
*September 12 – Bill Griffiths, 59, British poet, widely published in the United States
*October 21 – R. B. Kitaj, 74, American-born artist, a friend of poets, via his portraits of poets Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson & others [ [http://pjoris.blogspot.com/2007/10/rb-kitaj-1932-2007.html "He was a friend of poets..."] from poet Pierre Joris's weblog]
*November 17? – Landis Everson, 81, American poet, had a loose affiliation with the Berkeley Renaissance via his association with Jack Spicer's circle of poets. Everson's work was "rediscovered" only a few years before his death.
*November 17:
** Siv Cedering, 68, Swedish-American poet, painter, sculptor, illustrator, and author, of pancreatic cancer
** Meg Campbell (born 1937), New Zealand poet and wife of Alistair Campbell
*December 30 – Rosemary C. Wilkinson, American poet, Honorary President of the World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC).


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*List of poetry awards

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