Eli Evans, ‘poet laureate’ of the Jews of the South, dies at 85

The memoirist and author was best known for his book “The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South." Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-07-29 02:26:02 UTC ]
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Judith Farr, scholar of Emily Dickinson and poet in her own right, dies at 85

A longtime Georgetown University professor, she published two seminal books about Dickinson, as well as a novel and poetry collection influenced by the belle of Amherst. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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W.S. Merwin, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Has Died at 91

W.S. Merwin, who served as the 17th Poet Laureate of the United States, won two Pulitzer Prizes, and was widely admired by readers and peers, has died. He was 91 years old. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Laureate and Chronicler of Postcolonialism, Dies at 85

The Trinidadian-born author of Indian ancestry lived his adult life in England, writing the powerful but polarizing books on migration and empire that won him the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Donald Hall, Former Poet Laureate, Dies at 89

The recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, whose poetry and prose meditated on rural life and mortality, died in his home in Wilmot, N.H., on June 23. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Philip Levine, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Dies at 87

Philip Levine, poet of the American working class and U.S. Poet Laureate from 2011-2012, has died at 87. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Robert Hershon, Artful Poet Who Published Poets, Dies at 84

He was a founder of Hanging Loose Press, which started as a loose-page poetry journal and became a book publisher as well. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Nicholas Evans, whose ‘Horse Whisperer’ became a phenomenon, dies at 72

The British novelist's first book sold more than 15 million copies and was adapted into a hit movie starring Robert Redford. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans dies at 72

Novel by writer, who lived in Devon until fatal heart attack, was made into a film starring Robert RedfordNicholas Evans, the bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer, has died at the age of 72. In a statement, United Agents said the “much-loved” writer had died following a heart attack on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Ada Limón is the next U.S. poet laureate

In her new role as poet laureate of the United States, Ada Limón will help bridge nature and humanity through new poetry initiatives. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ada Limón Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The author of 'The Hurting Kind' and 'The Carrying,' among others, has been named the 24th poet laureate of the United States, succeeding Joy Harjo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Baxter Black, trail boss of the cowboy poets, dies at 77

A onetime veterinarian, he became a regular on NPR with his comical stories and poems of rural life. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Robert Hicks, best-selling author of ‘The Widow of the South,’ dies at 71

Set in 1864, his novel evoked the bravery and bloodshed that he sought to memorialize as a preservationist of Civil War history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Nick Beilenson, Former Publisher of Peter Pauper Press, Dies at 85

Nick Beilenson, who took over his parents' publishing business, Peter Pauper Press, in 1981 died on February 22 of complications from Covid-19. He was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Robert Bly, towering American poet, dies at 94

He distilled the passions of the antiwar movement into poetry during the Vietnam War and later, with his bestselling book "Iron John," awakened a movement of men in search of deeper masculinity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Rachel Held Evans died at 37, but a beautiful new book captures her brave outlook

‘Wholehearted Faith,’ completed by her husband and colleagues, is both radical and welcoming. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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“Everything alive aches for more”: A Conversation with Kari Gunter-Seymour, Poet Laureate of Ohio, by Renee Shea

Interviews   Photo by Kari Gunter-Seymour / www.karigunterseymourpoet.com Kari Gunter-Seymour (b. 1955) is having a moment—soon to become two years of moments since she was appointed in June 2020 to a two-year term as the Poet Laureate of Ohio.... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Stephen B. Oates, historian and biographer of Lincoln and King, dies at 85

After publishing well-received historical studies, his career was tainted by charges of plagiarism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer-winning poet of ‘the difficult magic of the ordinary,’ dies at 82

He was known for his plain-spoken poems that drew universal meaning from everyday occurrences. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101

An unapologetic proponent of “poetry as insurgent art,” he was also a publisher and the owner of the celebrated San Francisco bookstore City Lights. Continue reading at The New York Times

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