Poetry

January 28, 2020 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Yiyun Li and essays by Leslie Jamison and Eve Babitz are among the finalists for honors presented by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. On Tuesday, PEN announced nominees in categories ranging from science and poetry to translation and debut novel...
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In this Oct. 14, 2019, photo, letters between poet T.S. Eliot and longtime confidante Emily Hale are displayed in Princeton, N.J. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 marks the first day that students, researchers and scholars can go to the Ivy League school in New Jersey to see these letters that many are saying may reveal more intimate details about Eliot's life and work. (Shelley Szwast/Princeton University Library via AP)
January 01, 2020 - 3:35 pm
After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that's been speculated about for decades. Many consider Hale to...
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FILE - In this April 24, 1997 file photo, Clive James arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for the BAFTA award ceremony. James, an Australian journalist, joker and intellectual who had a long career as a writer and broadcaster, has died. He was 80. James’ representatives, United Agents, said he died Sunday at his home in Cambridge, and a private funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Fiona Hanson/PA via AP, File)
November 27, 2019 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Clive James, an Australian journalist, joker and intellectual who had a long career as a writer and broadcaster in the U.K., has died. He was 80. James’ representatives, United Agents, said he died Sunday at his home in Cambridge, north of London, and a private funeral was held...
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Catalan poet Joan Margarit poses for a photo in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The Spanish government said Thursday that Catalan poet Joan Margarit has won the 2019 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2019 - 12:01 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government announced Thursday that Catalan poet Joan Margarit won the 2019 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor. Margarit, who is also an architect, has published more than 20 volumes of poetry — mainly in Catalan but also in Spanish. The 81-...
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Author Margaret Atwood holds her award after she was made a Companion of Honour by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, England, Friday Oct. 25, 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA Pool via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 12:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Shortly after winning her second Booker Prize, Margaret Atwood has received a rare honor from Queen Elizabeth II for her services to literature. The Canadian novelist and poet was presented with an Order of the Companions of Honor in a ceremony at Windsor Castle Friday. She said the...
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October 14, 2019 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said...
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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a press conference in Bielefeld, Germany, Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 4:50 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...
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September 24, 2019 - 2:13 pm
Alfred Alvarez, a critic and author with a non-literary streak who helped shape the modern poetry canon in his native England, explored everything from oil digging to poker and wrote a best-selling history of suicide bracketed by his attempt on his own life and the death of his friend Sylvia Plath...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, Marlon James, author of "A Brief History of Severn Killings", speaks after being named as the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015, in London. Colson Whitehead’s brutal narrative of a boys’ reform school, “The Nickel Boys,” and James’ fantasy epic “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” are among the works chosen by judges, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Others on the list of 10 include Taffy Brodesser-Akner...
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September 18, 2019 - 10:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes. A communications strategist for the Democratic presidential contender's campaign is on the poetry longlist of the National Book Awards. Camonghne Felix was cited for the collection "Build Yourself a Boat...
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