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Encyclopedia > 1957 in poetry
This is part of the List of years in poetry
Years in poetry: 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Years in literature: 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Decades in poetry: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Centuries in poetry: 19th century 20th century 21st century
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Years: 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960

Contents

This page indexes the individual year in poetry, the decade in poetry and the century in poetry pages. ... // Robert Creeley founds and edits the Black Mountain Review Jack Kerouac reads Dwight Goddards A Buddhist Bible, which will influence him greatly. ... // The Group, a British poetry movement, starts meeting in London with gatherings taking place once a week, on Friday evenings, at first at Hobsbaums flat and later at the house of Edward Lucie-Smith. ... // City Lights Books publishes Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsburg Aniara - Harry Martinson National Book Award for Poetry: W.H. Auden, The Shield of Achilles Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Elizabeth Bishop: Poems - North & South Queens Gold Medal for Poetry: Edmund Blunden date unknown - Amy Gerstler, poet June 22... // Queens Gold Medal for Poetry: Francis Cornford American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal in Poetry: Conrad Aiken National Book Award for Poetry: Robert Penn Warren, Promises: Poems, 1954-1956 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Stanley Kunitz, Selected Poems 1928-1958 April 15 - Benjamin Zephaniah, British dub poet March... // Aldous Huxley turns down the offer of a knighthood. ... // Eric Gregory Award: Christopher Levenson Queens Gold Medal for Poetry: John Betjeman National Book Award for Poetry: Robert Lowell, Life Studies Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: W. D. Snodgrass: Hearts Needle January 14 - Ralph Chubb Poetry List of poetry awards Categories: | ... See also: 1953 in literature, other events of 1954, 1955 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1954 in literature, other events of 1955, 1956 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1955 in literature, other events of 1956, 1957 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1956 in literature, other events of 1957, 1958 in literature, list of years in literature. ... ). Categories: Stub ... See also: 1958 in literature, other events of 1959, 1960 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1959 in literature, other events of 1960, 1961 in literature, list of years in literature. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries in poetry. ... Category: ... Category: ... Category: ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

Events

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The term beat generation was introduced by Jack Kerouac in approximately 1948 to describe his social circle to the novelist John Clellon Holmes (who published an early novel about the beat generation, titled Go, in 1952, along with a manifesto of sorts in the New York Times Magazine: This is... Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling[1] on March 24, 1919) is an American poet who is known as the co-owner of the City Lights Bookstore and publishing house, which published early literary works of the Beats, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. ... Irwin Allen Ginsberg (IPA: ) (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American Beat poet. ...

Works published

English language

Donald Hall (born September 20, 1928) is an American poet and the U.S. Poet Laureate. ... Robert Pack is the name of: Robert Pack (athlete), (fl. ... Louis Simpson (born March 27, 1923 in Jamaica) is a United States poet. ... New Poets of England and America was a poetry anthology edited by Donald Hall, Robert Pack and Louis Simpson, and published in 1957 by Meridian Books. ...

Canada

Richard Alan Diespecker (March 1, 1907 — February 11, 1973) was a Canadian novelist and journalist. ... Herman Northrop Frye, CC, MA, D.Litt. ... Northrop Fryes Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (Princeton University Press, 1957) attempts to formulate an overall view of the scope, theory, principles, and techniques of literary criticism derived exclusively from literature. ... Dorothy Kathleen May Livesay, OC , OBC , M.Ed , D.Litt , FRSC (October 12, 1909 - December 29, 1996) was a Canadian poet. ... Jay Macpherson (born Jean Jay Macpherson on June 13, 1931) is a Canadian lyric poet and scholar. ...

United Kingdom

See George Barker for other notable people with the same name. ... Edmund Charles Blunden (November 1, 1896 - January 20, 1974), although not one of the top trio of English World War I writers, was an important and influential poet, author and critic. ... J. Norman Cameron (1905 – 1953) was a Scottish poet, who associated on Majorca with Robert Graves and Laura Riding; and later as a Fitzrovian with Dylan Thomas, Geoffrey Grigson, Len Lye and many others. ... Charles Causley (August 24, 1917 – November 4, 2003) was a Cornish poet and writer. ... H.D. in the mid 1910s Hilda Doolittle (September 10, 1886 - September 27, 1961), better known by the pen name H.D., was an American poet, novelist and memoirist. ... Kenneth Flexner Fearing (1902 - 1961) was an American poet and writer. ... Thom Gunn (August 29, 1929 - April 25, 2004) was a British poet. ... 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, where Ted Hughes was born. ... James Kirkup (b. ... Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) (27th April 1904-22nd May 1972) was a British poet. ... Frederick Louis MacNeice (September 12, 1907 – September 3, 1963) was a British and Irish poet and playwright. ... The cover of MacCaigs Selected Poems Norman MacCaig (14 November 1910 – 23 January 1996) was a Scottish poet. ... Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic. ...

United States

Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Wystan Hugh Auden (February 21, 1907–September 29, 1973) was an English poet. ... Richard Ghormley Eberhart (April 5, 1904 – June 9, 2005) was a prolific American poet who published more than a dozen books of poetry and approximately twenty works in total. ... Robert Stuart Fitzgerald (1910 - 1985) was best known as a translator of ancient Greek and Latin. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... Always Comes Evening is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard. ... William Morris Meredith, Jr. ... William Stanley Merwin was born on September 30, 1927 in New York City and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and Scranton, Pennsylvania. ... Marianne Moore photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Marianne Moore (December 11, 1887 - February 5, 1972) was a Modernist American poet and writer. ... Howard Moss (January 22, 1922–September 16, 1987) was an American poet, dramatist, and critic who was poetry editor of The New Yorker magazine from 1948 until his death. ... Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse. ... Image:MariePonsot. ... Kenneth Rexroth (December 22, 1905 – June 6, 1982) was an American poet, translator and critical essayist. ... Kenneth Rexroth (December 22, 1905 – June 6, 1982) was an American poet, translator and critical essayist. ... Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling[1] on March 24, 1919) is an American poet who is known as the co-owner of the City Lights Bookstore and publishing house, which published early literary works of the Beats, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. ... Stevie Smith was a British poet and radio personality (September 20, 1902 - March 7, 1971). ... Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955 in poetry) was a major American Modernist poet. ... Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic, and was one of the founders of The New Criticism. ... There have been several people named James Wright. ...

Other in English

Ezra Pound in 1913. ... Ezra Pound in 1913 The Cantos by Ezra Pound is a long, incomplete poem in 120 sections, each of which is a canto. ... William Carlos Williams Dr. William Carlos Williams (sometimes known as WCW) (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963), was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. ... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 - January 4, 1965), was a major Modernist Anglo-American poet, dramatist, and literary critic. ...

Portuguese language

Portugal

  • Mário Cesariny, Pena Capital

Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos also known as Mário Cesariny (b. ...

Brazil

Carlos Drummond de Andrade (October 31, 1902 - August 17, 1987) was perhaps the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century. ...

French language

Canada
  • Claude Fournier, Le Ciel fermé
  • Pierre Trotier, Poèmes de Russie
  • Reginald Boisvert, Le Temps de vivre
  • Maurice Beaulieu, À glaise fendre
  • Jean-Guy Pilon, L'Homme et le Jour
  • Rina Lasnier, Présence de l'absence
France
  • Saint John Perse, Amers
  • Fernand Gregh, Le mal du monde
  • Alain Bosquet, Premier Testament
  • Frances de Dalmatie, Anamorphose

Claude Fournier LHéritier (December 21, 1745 - 1825), was a French revolutionary, nicknamed lAmericain (the American). He was born at Auzon (Haute-Loire), the son of a poor weaver, and went to America to seek his fortune. ... Jean-Guy Pilon (born November 12, 1930) is a Quebec poet. ... Rina Lasnier (6 August 1915 – 9 May 1997) was a Québécoise poet. ... Saint-John Perse (pseudonym of Alexis Léger, also Alexis Saint-Legér Léger) (31 May 1887 – 20 September 1975) was a French poet and diplomat who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960 for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry. ...

German language

Germany
  • Peter Gan, Schachbrett
  • Margot Scharpenberg, Gefährliche Uebung

Hebrew

  • N. Alterman, Ir ha-Yona ("City of the Dove")
  • Moses Ibn Ezra, Shirai ha-Kodesh le-Moshe Ibn Ezra ("The Sacred Poems of Moses Ibn Ezra"), edited by Simon Bernstein, the first comprehensive collection
  • Ephraim Lisitzky, Negohot ma-Arafel ("Light through the Mist")
  • Yaakov Schteinberg, Kol Kitvai Yaakov Schteinberg ("Complete Works")
  • A. Zeitlin, Ben ha-Esh ve-Hayesha ("Between Fire and Redemption")

Moses ibn Ezra was a Jewish, Spanish philosopher, linguist, and poet. ...

Spanish language

Spain
  • V. Aleixandre, Mis poemas mejores (1956)
  • Gabriel Celaya, De claro en claro
  • R. Montesino, La soledad y los días
  • R. Pombo, Poesías completas
  • María C. Lacaci, Humana voz (winner of the 1956 Adonais Prize)
  • J. Guillén, "Lugar de Lázaro" (fragment of Clamor)
  • J.R. Jiménez:
    • Libros en poesía
    • Tercera antología poética

Anthologies: Adonais is an epic poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley as an elegy to John Keats in 1821. ...

  • R. Menendez Pidal, editor, Espana y su historia
  • J.M. Blecua, Floresta lírica espanola

Latin America
  • Jacinto Cordero Espinosa, Despojamiento
  • Pablo Neruda:
    • Viajes
    • Nuevas odas elementales
  • Amado Nervo:
    • complete poetic works (publisher: Aguilar)
    • Pensamientos (publisher: Barcelona)
  • Octavio Paz (Chile), Piedra de sol
  • César Vallejo (Peru), collected poems (posthumous)

Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) was the pen name of the Chilean writer and communist politician Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto. ... Amado Nervo (real name: Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo) (August 27, 1870 – May 24, 1919) was an Mexican poet. ... Octavio Paz, Mexican writer, poet, diplomat, and 1990 Nobel Prize winner for literature Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature. ... Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo (1892 - 1938) César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892 – April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet. ...

Yiddish

  • Yankev Glatshteyn, Fun mayn gantser mi ("Of All My Labor, Selected Poems, 1919-1956")
  • A. Leyeles, Baym fus fun barg ("At the Foot of the Mountain")
  • Khos Kliger, Peyzazhn fun Yisroel ("Israel Landscapes")

Awards and honors

Canada

  • Governor General's Awards: Robert A.D. Ford, A Window on the North
  • President's Medal for a single poem: Jay Macpherson, The Fisherman — A Book of Riddles

Robert Arthur Douglas Ford CC (January 8, 1915 – April 12, 1998) was a Canadian poet, translator and diplomat. ... Jay Macpherson (born Jean Jay Macpherson on June 13, 1931) is a Canadian lyric poet and scholar. ...

United Kingdom

The Gold Medal for Poetry, originally instituted by King George V, is awarded in some years on 23 April, for a book of verse written by a United Kingdom or British Commonwealth citizen; before 1985 it was awarded only to British writers (this rule clearly not having hardened by 1940). ... Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (September 8, 1886 – September 1, 1967) was an English poet and author. ... Vernon Watkins (1906 – 1967) was a Welsh poet, and a painter. ... Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972) was an Anglo-Irish poet. ... Roy Broadbent Fuller (11 February 1912 – 27 September 1991) was an English writer, known mostly as a poet. ...

United States

The National Book Award for Poetry has been given since 1950 and is part of the National Book Awards, which are given annually for outstanding literary works by American citizens. ... Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921), is a United States poet. ... The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. ... Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921), is a United States poet. ... The Bollingen Prize, awarded every two years by the Bollingen Foundation, is a prestigious literary honor bestowed on a poet in recognition of the best book of new verse within the last two years, or for lifetime achievement. ... John Orley Allen Tate (November 19, 1899 - February 9, 1979) was an American poet, essayist, and social commentator, and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1943 - 1944. ... The Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets, or Academy Fellowship, was the first award of its kind in the United States. ... Conrad Potter Aiken (August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, born in Savannah, Georgia, whose work includes poetry, short stories and novels. ... May Swenson (May 28, 1913 - December 4, 1989) was a United States poet and playwright. ... There have been several people named James Wright. ...

Poetry Magazine awards

Thom Gunn (August 29, 1929 - April 25, 2004) was a British poet. ... William Carlos Williams Dr. William Carlos Williams (sometimes known as WCW) (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963), was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. ... There have been several people named James Wright. ... Philip Booth, born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1925, currently lives in the Maine house at which he spent much of his childhood. ... John Anthony Ciardi (June 24, 1916 - March 30, 1986) was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. ...

Poetry Society of America awards

  • Alexander Droutzkoy Memorial award: Mark Van Doren
  • Walt Whitman Award: Fredson Bowers
  • Reynolds Lyric Award: Frances Minturn Howard and David Ross
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay Memorial Award: Richard Wilbur
  • William Rose Benet Memorial Award]]: Babette Deutsch
  • Ridgely Torrence Memorial Award: John Hall Wheelock
  • Poetry Chap-Book Award: Grover Smith, Jr.
  • Emily S. Hamblen Memorial Award: Trianon Press of Paris for a work on William Blake
  • Arthur Davison Ficke Memorial Award: Margaret Haley Carpenter, Leah Bodine Drake, Frances Minturn Howard, Ulrich Troubetzkoy
  • Leonora Speyer Memorial Award: Lois Smith Hiers
  • Annual Award: Joyce Horner
  • Borestone Mountain Poetry Award: Eric Barker

Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic. ... The Walt Whitman Award is given by the American Academy of Poets to an American poet who has never before published a book of poetry. ... David Ross is a Canadian trampolining coach and manufacturer of trampolines and trampoline equipment. ... Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921), is a United States poet. ... Babette Deutsch (1895 - 1982) was an US poet. ... John Hall Wheelock (September 9, 1886-March 22, 1978) was an American poet. ... William Blake in an 1807 portrait by Thomas Phillips. ... Leah Bodine Drake (1914 – November 21, 1964) was an American poet, editor and critic. ... Eric Leslie Barker (born as 12 February 1912, Thornton Heath, Surrey, died June 1, 1990, Faversham) was an English comedy actor in the 1960s and 1970s. ...

Other

  • Fastenrath Prize (Spain) for the best poetry published in the past four years: J. García Nieto, La red

Births

April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (114th in leap years). ... Dr. Bruce Meyer (B.A., M.A., Ph. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... An image of Li-Young Lee from the press release for a public poetry reading at Abilene Christian University (2001). ... This page is about the capital city of Indonesia. ... Afua Cooper is a Jamaican-born Canadian dub poet, sociologist, and historian. ... Claudia Emerson (b. ... // French public notary Patrick Huet unveils Pieces of Hope to the Echo of the World in Lyon. ... The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. ... Martín Espada Martín Espada (born 1957) is a poet and professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches creative writing and Latino poetry. ... The center of the UMass Amherst campus. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Essex Hemphill, (1957-1995) gay, American poet, and activist. ... Haris Vlavianos is a contemporary Greek poet. ...

Deaths

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gabriela Mistral Gabriela Mistral (April 7, 1889 – January 10, 1957) was the pseudonym of Lucila de María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet, educator, diplomat and feminist who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1945. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... Roy Campbell (1901-1957) Roy Campbell (2 October 1901 – 22 April 1957) was a South African poet and satirist. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ... Christopher Morley (5 May 1890–28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, and poet. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... Merrill Moore (1903 – 1957) was an American M.D., psychiatrist and poet. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Oliver St John Gogarty (August 17, 1878-September 22, 1957) was an Irish physician and ear surgeon, who was also a poet and writer, one of the most prominent Dublin wits, and for some time a political figure of the Irish Free State. ... Malachi Buck Mulligan is a fictional character in James Joyces novel Ulysses. ... James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Séamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... Ulysses is a 1922 novel by James Joyce, first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from 1918 to 1920, and published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης) (February 18, 1883, Heraklion, Crete, Greece - October 26, 1957, Freiburg, Germany), author of poems, novels, essays, plays, and travel books, was arguably the most important and most translated Greek writer and philosopher of the 20th century. ... Skipwith Cannell (1887 - 1957) was an American poet associated with the Imagist group. ... Ezra Pound, one of the prime movers of Imagism. ...

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