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1970 in poetry

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Contents

Events

  • May – "La nuit de la poésie", a poetry reading in Montreal bringing together poets from French Canada to recite before an audience of more than 2,000 in the Théâtre du Gesu, lasting until 7 a.m.
  • Release of Tomfoolery, an animated film directed by Joy Batchelor and John Halas, based on the nonsense verse of Edward Lear (especially "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo") and Lewis Carroll
  • First issue of Tapia (later named the Trinidad & Tobago Review) published
  • In the United Kingdom, "My Enemies Have Sweet Voices", a poem by Pete Morgan, is set to music by Al Stewart and included in his "Zero She Flies" album this year.
  • 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:

    Australia

  • Robert Adamson Canticles on the Skin
  • B. Elliott and A. Mitchell, Bards in the Wilderness: Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920, anthology
  • John Tranter, Parallax, South Head Press
  • Canada

  • Earle Birney, Rag & Bone Shop. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart).
  • Joan Finnigan, 'It Was Warm and Sunny When We Set Out
  • Gail Fox, Dangerous Season
  • R.A.D. Ford, The Solitary City, his poems and translations from Russian and Portuguese
  • John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse
  • Michael Ondaatje:
  • The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-handed Poems (adapted by Ondaatje into a play of the same name in 1973), Toronto: Anansi ISBN 0-88784-018-3 ; New York: Berkeley, 1975
  • Leonard Cohen (literary criticism), Toronto: McClelland & Stewart
  • Joe Rosenblatt, Bumblebee Dithyramb.
  • Anthologies in Canada

  • Robert Evans, editor, Song to a Seagull, collected Canadian songs and poems
  • John Glassco, editor, The Poetry of French Canada in Translation, translated by English-speaking poets, including E. J. Pratt, Al Purdy, Leonard Cohen; and poetic lyrics from recent songs
  • Raymond Souster and Douglas Lochhead, eds. New Poems of the Seventies. Ottawa: Oberon Press.
  • Raymond Souster and Douglas Lochhead, eds. Made in Canada. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1970.
  • Raymond Souster and Richard Woollatt, eds. Generation Now. Longman Canada.
  • India in English

  • Shiv Kumar, Articulate Silences ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India .
  • Keki N. Daruwalla, Under Orion ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India . also New Delhi: Harper Collins Publishers India Pvt Ltd.;
  • Sukanta Chaudhuri, The Glass King and Other Poems ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India .
  • Gauri Deshpande, Lost Love ( Poetry in English ) ,
  • Suniti Namjoshi, More Poems( Poetry in English ) ,
  • Roshen Alkazi, Seventeen More Poems ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India . (see also Seventeen Poems 1965)
  • Margaret Chatterjee, Towards the Sun ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India .
  • Mary Ann Das Gupta, The Peacock Smiles ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India .
  • N. Prasad, Iconography of Time, Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India .
  • Monika Varma, Green Leaves & Gold ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, India .
  • Ireland

  • Leland Bardwell, The Mad Cyclist
  • Seamus Heaney, Northern Ireland poet published in the United Kingdom:
  • Night Drive, Gilbertson
  • A Boy Driving His Father to Confession, Sceptre Press
  • Derek Mahon, Beyond Howth Head, Northern Ireland poet published in the United Kingdom
  • New Zealand

  • James K. Baxter, Jerusalem Sonnets
  • Bill Manhire, Malady
  • F. McKay, New Zealand Poetry, scholarship
  • Vincent O'Sullivan, editor, An Anthology of Twentieth Century New Zealand Verse
  • J. E. Weir, The Poetry of James K. Baxter, a critical study
  • United Kingdom

  • Dannie Abse, Selected Poems
  • Margaret Atwood, The Journals of Susanna Moodie
  • George Barker, At Thurgarton Church
  • R. H. Bowden, Poems from Italy
  • Frederick Broadie, My Findings
  • Michael Dennis Browne, The Wife of Winter
  • Charles Causley, Figgie Hobbin
  • Donald Davie, Six Epistles to Eva Hesse
  • C. Day-Lewis, The Whispering Roots
  • Patric Dickinson, More Than Time
  • Clifford Dyment, Collected Poems
  • D.J. Enright, Selected Poems
  • W.S. Graham, Malcolm Mooney's Land
  • Ian Hamilton, The Visit
  • Tony Harrison, The Loiners
  • Seamus Heaney, Northern Ireland poet published in the United Kingdom:
  • Night Drive, Gilbertson
  • A Boy Driving His Father to Confession, Sceptre Press
  • Glyn Hughes, Neighbours
  • Ted Hughes, Crow
  • C. Day-Lewis, The Whispering Roots
  • George MacBeth, The Burning Cone
  • Norman MacCaig, A Man in My Position
  • Hugh MacDiarmid, Selected Poems
  • Sorley MacLean, George Campbell Hay, William Neill and Stuart MacGregor, Four Points of a Saltire (includes some poems in Scottish Gaelic)
  • Derek Mahon, Beyond Howth Head Northern Ireland poet published in the United Kingdom
  • Walter de la Mare, The Complete Poems of Walter de la Mare
  • Stuart Montgomery, Circe
  • Brian Patten, The Homecoming
  • Christopher Pilling, Snakes and Girls, won the new Poets Award sponsored by Leeds university and the Yorkshire Post
  • Peter Porter, The Last of England
  • Burns Singer, Collected Poems (posthumous)
  • Iain Crichton Smith, Selected Poems
  • Charles Tomlinson, The Way of a World
  • John Wain, Letters to Five Artists
  • Ted Walker, The Night Bathers
  • Hugo Williams, Sugar Daddy
  • Mary Wilson (wife of Prime Minister Harold Wilson), Selected Poems, "easily the 'best selling'" poetry book of the year.
  • Clive Young, Ashdragons, Flowerdeath and Sun
  • Anthologies in the United Kingdom

  • Alan Bold, editor, The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse
  • Peter Robins, editor, Doves for the Seventies
  • Edward Lucie-Smith, editor, British Poetry since 1945, Penguin
  • F.E.S. Finn, editor, Poems of the Sixties
  • Howard Sergeant, editor, Poetry of the 1940s
  • United States

  • A.R. Ammons, Uplands
  • John Ashbery, The Double Dream of Spring
  • Paul Blackburn:
  • The Assassination of President McKinley
  • Three Dreams and an Old Poem
  • Gin: Four Journal Pieces
  • Louise Bogan, A Poet's Alphabet
  • Philip Booth, Margins
  • Stanley Burnshaw, The Seamless Web
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, Family Pictures
  • Raymond Carver, Winter Insomnia
  • Clark Coolidge, Space, Harper & Row
  • L. Sprague de Camp, Demons and Dinosaurs
  • James Dickey, The Eye-Beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and Mercy
  • Ed Dorn:
  • Gunslinger I & II, Fulcrum Press
  • Songs Set Two: a Short Count, Frontier Press, ISBN 978-0-686-05052-0
  • Michael S. Harper, Dear John, Dear Coultrane, nominated for the National Book Award
  • John Hollander, Images of Voice, criticism
  • David Ignatow, Poems: 1934-1969
  • LeRoi Jones, It's Nation Time
  • Shirley Kaufman, the Floor Keeps Turning
  • Denise Levertov, Relearning the Alphabet
  • William Meredith, Earth Walk
  • W. S. Merwin:
  • The Carrier of Ladders, New York: Atheneum (awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1971)
  • Signs, with graphics by A. D. Moore; Iowa City, Iowa: Stone Wall Press
  • Lorine Niedecker, My Life by Water: Collected Poems, 1936-1968 (Fulcrum Press)
  • Michael Ondaatje, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
  • Ezra Pound's Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX to CXVII
  • Mark Strand, Darker, Canadian native living in and published in the United States
  • May Swenson, Iconographs
  • Mona Van Duyn, To See, To Take
  • Reed Whittemore, Fifty Poems Fifty
  • William Carlos Williams, Imaginations (posthumous)
  • Works published in other languages

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

    Arabic language

  • Nizar Qabbani, Syrian:
  • Savage Poems
  • Book of Love
  • 100 Love Letters
  • Denmark

  • Thorkild Bjørnvig, a book of "collected or selected works"
  • Regin Dahl, Ærinde uden betydning
  • Ivan Malinovski, a book of "collected or selected works"
  • Jess Ørnsbo, a book of "collected or selected works"
  • Klaus Rifbjerg, Mytologi, Denmark
  • Canada

  • Gaston Miron, L'Homme Rapaillé
  • Yves Préfontaine:
  • Débâcle
  • À l'Orée des travaux
  • Fernand Dumont, Parler de septembre
  • Raoul Duguay, Manifeste de l'Infonie
  • Nicole Brossard, Suite logique
  • Louis-Philippe Hébert, Les Mangeurs de terre
  • France

  • M. Béalu, La Nuit nous garde
  • Alain Bosquet and Pierre Seghers, Poèmes de l'année
  • L. Brauquier, Feux d'épaves
  • Mohammed Dib, Formulaires
  • Emily Dickinson, Poésies complètes, translated from the original English by Guy Jean Forgue; Aubier-Flammarion
  • Pierre Emmanuel, pen name of Noël Mathieu, Jacob
  • Andre Frenaud, Depuis toujours déja
  • Eugene Guilleveic, Paroi
  • Michel Leiris, Mots sans mémoire
  • C. Le Quintrec, La Marche des arbres
  • M. Manoll, Incarnada
  • J.L. Moreau, Sous le masque des mots
  • J. Tardieu, Poèmes à jouer
  • Vandercammen, Horizon de la vigie
  • Germany

  • Paul Celan, Lightduress (Lichtzwang, Romanian, writing in German)
  • Hebrew

  • M. Temkin, Shirai Yerushalayim
  • A. Broides, Tahana ve-Derech
  • Z. Gilead, Or Hozer
  • Dan Pagis, Gilgul ("Transformations")
  • I. Shalev, Naar Shav Min ha-Tzava
  • Abba Kovner, Hupahba-Midbar
  • T. Carmi, Davar Ahed
  • Avot Yeshurun, Ze Shaim ha-Sefere
  • Italy

  • Carmelo Bene, Lorecchio mancante
  • Dino Buzzati, Poema a fumetti
  • Alfredo Giuliani, Il tautofono
  • Sandro Penna, Tutte le poesie
  • Nelo Risi, Di certe cose
  • Maria Luisa Spaziani, L'occhio del ciclone
  • Giovanni Testori, Erodiade
  • Norway

  • Rolf Jacobsen, Headlines
  • Stein Mehren, Aurora
  • Ragnvald Skrede, Lauvfall
  • Simen Skjønsberg, Flyttedag
  • Tarjei Vesaas, Liv ved straumen (posthumous)
  • Brazil

  • Augusto de Campos, Equivocábulos, collection of "semantic-visual texts, photo-poems, and 'Viagem via linguagem', a collapsible environment-poem resembling an architect's model"
  • Affonso Avila, Código de Minas
  • Silviano Santiago, Salto
  • Russian

  • Andrei Voznesenski, The Shadow of Sound
  • Y. Smelyakov, December
  • Boris Slutski, Tales for Today
  • Evgeni Vinokurov, Shows
  • Leonid Martynov, Peoples' Names
  • Leonid Vasilyev, Ognevistsa
  • Evgeni Yevtushenko, a collection, including some new poems and omitting some "controversial earlier ones"
  • Spain

  • Jorge Guillén, Obra poética
  • José Caballero Bonald, Vivar para contarlo ("Live to Tell It"), including "Zauberlehrling"
  • Peru

  • Washington Delgado, Un mundo dividado
  • C.G. Belli, Sextinas
  • J.G. Rose, Informe al rey
  • M. Martos, Cuaderno de quejas y contentamientos
  • C. Bustamante, El nombre de las cosas
  • Elsewhere in Latin America

  • Julio Cortázar, Último round, miscellany of stories, poems, essays and collage games (Argentina)
  • Alberto Girri, Antología temática (Argentina)
  • Alberto Vanasco, Canto rodado (Argentina)
  • I. López Vallecillo, Puro asombro (El Salvador)
  • Ernesto Cardenal, Salmos (Nicaragua)
  • R. Fernández Retamar, Que veremos arder (Cuba)
  • Nicanor Parra, Obra gruesa (Chile)
  • Enrique Lihn, La musiquilla de las pobres esferas (Chile)
  • Sweden

  • Werner Aspenström, Inre ("Inner")
  • Gören Sonnevi, Det Måste gå ("It Must Be Possible")
  • Maja Ekelöf, Rapport från en skurhink ("Report from a Scrub Bucket")
  • Henry Olsson, Vinlövsranka och hagtornskrans, a study of the poet Gustaf Fröding (died 1911)
  • Israel

  • Abraham Sutzkever, Ripened Faces"
  • Yaakov Zvi Shargel, Sunny Doorsteps
  • Aryeh Shamri, Song in the Barn
  • David Rodin, Young and Younger, for young readers
  • Leizer Eichenrand, Thirst for Duration
  • United States

  • Joseph Rubeinstein, Exodus from Europe, third volume of a narrative trilogy
  • Wolf Pasmanik, My Poems
  • Kadya Molodovsky, Marzipans, for children and adults
  • Moshe Shifris, Under One Roof
  • Elsewhere

  • Melekh Ravitch, Post Scriptus (Canada)
  • Jacob Sternberg, Poem and Ballad on the Carpathians (France)
  • Izzy Kharik, With Body and Life (Russia)
  • Other languages

  • Lo Fu (poet) (Luo Fu),River Without Banks, Chinese (Taiwan)
  • Rituraj, Kitna Thora Waqt; India, Hindi-language
  • Canada

  • See 1970 Governor General's Awards for a complete list of winners and finalists for those awards.
  • United Kingdom

  • Cholmondeley Award: Kathleen Raine, Douglas Livingstone, Edward Brathwaite
  • Eric Gregory Award: Helen Frye, Paul Mills, John Mole, Brian Morse, Alan Perry, Richard Tibbitts
  • Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry: Roy Fuller
  • United States

  • Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (later the post would be called "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress"): William Stafford appointed this year.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Richard Howard, Untitled Subjects
  • National Book Award for Poetry: Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems
  • Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets: Howard Nemerov
  • France

  • Prix Max Jacob: Daniel Boulanger for Tchadiennes and Retouches
  • French Academy's Grand Prix de Poèsie: Jean Follain
  • Soviet Union

  • Lenin Prize: Nikolai Tikhonov
  • Births

  • September 10 – Phaswane Mpe (died 2004), South African novelist and poet
  • September 16 – Nick Sagan, American poet, novelist and screenwriter
  • September 24 – Gemma Moraleja Paz, Spanish poet and novelist
  • Also:
  • Victoria Chang, American poet
  • Tim Kendall, English poet, editor, critic and academic
  • David Roderick, American poet
  • Brenda Shaughnessy, Japanese-born American poet
  • Deaths

    Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • January 10 – Charles Olson, 59 (born 1910), American poet, of cancer
  • January 15 – Leah Goldberg, 58 (born 1911), Israeli poet who wrote in Hebrew
  • January 24 – Caresse Crosby, also known as "Mary Phelps Jacob", 78 (born 1891), American poet and New York socialite, who, in 1927, founded Black Sun Press with her husband Harry Crosby (also a poet) and who in 1910 invented the first modern bra to receive a patent and gain wide acceptance
  • February 4 – Louise Bogan, 72 (born 1897), American poet, United States Poet Laureate
  • February 19 – Edsel Ford, 41 (born 1928), American poet
  • March 28 – Nathan Alterman, 59 (born 1910), Israeli poet, journalist and translator
  • March 29 – Vera Brittain, 76 (born 1893) English novelist and poet
  • about April 20 – Paul Celan, 49 (born 1920), Romanian-born poet who wrote in German and became a French citizen, suicide
  • May 12 – Nelly Sachs, 78 (born 1891), German-Swedish poet and dramatist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966
  • June 2 – Giuseppe Ungaretti, 82 (born 1888), Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist, critic and academic
  • June 18 – N. P. van Wyk Louw, 64 (born 1906), South African Afrikaans poet and critic
  • July 3 – James Douglas Morrison, 27
  • August 18 – Humayun Kabir (Bengali: হুমায়ুন কবির), 63 (born 1906), Bengali poet, educationist, politician, writer and philosopher
  • September 23 – John Gawsworth, 58 (born 1912), English poet, anthologist, Fitzrovian and King Juan I of Redonda
  • September 28 – John Dos Passos, 74 (born 1896), American novelist, poet and artist
  • November 25 – Yukio Mishima 三島 由紀夫, pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka 平岡 公威, 45 (born 1925), Japanese author, poet and playwright, by public ritual suicide
  • December 11 – Arthur Nortje, 27 (born 1942), South African poet, of a drug overdose
  • December 31 – Lorine Niedecker, 67 (born 1903), American Objectivist poet
  • References

    1970 in poetry Wikipedia


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