2015 in poetry

List of years in poetry (table)
In literature

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).



Selection of works published in English


  • Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada, Nigerian author



New Zealand

These poets wrote the 25 poems selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2014 (guest editor was Vincent O'Sullivan), published this year:

United Kingdom

  • Iain Banks, Poems. ISBN 1408705877
  • Kathleen Jamie, The Bonniest Companie
  • Robin Fulton Macpherson, A Northern Habitat: Collected Poems 1960-2010
  • Don Paterson, 40 Sonnets (Faber)

United States

  • David Biespiel, A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry (Antilever Press)
  • David Schneider, Crowded by beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen (University California Press)

The 2015 edition of The Best American Poetry is guest-edited by Native American poet and novelist Sherman Alexie

Works published in other languages


  • Ultime recours, Une anthologie de la poésie francophone contemporaine des profondeurs
  • Serge Venturini, Éclats d'une poétique des métamorphoses, Livre VII, (2013-2015) (Paris, L'Harmattan)


  • Milo De Angelis, Incontri e agguati (Milano, Mondadori)
  • Franco Buffoni, Avrei fatto la fine di Turing (Roma, Donzelli)
  • Anna Maria Carpi, L'animato porto (Milano, La Vita Felice)
  • Gianni D'Elia, Fiori del mare (Torino, Einaudi)
  • Gio Evan, Teorema di un salto (StreetLib)
  • Lia Galli, Non si muore più per un bacio (Viganello [Lugano], alla chiara fonte)
  • Massimo Gezzi, Il numero dei vivi (Roma, Donzelli)
  • Fabio Jermini, Corpi gabbia d’ali e unghie (Viganello [Lugano], alla chiara fonte)[7]
  • Jonathan Lupi, Agli istanti (Viganello [Lugano], alla chiara fonte)
  • Giorgio Orelli, Tutte le poesie (Milano, Mondadori)
  • Franco Marcoaldi, Il mondo sia lodato (Torino, Einaudi)
  • Carlotta Silini, Igiene di vita (Viganello [Lugano], alla chiara fonte)

Awards and honors by country

Awards announced this year:


Australia awards and honors

Canada awards and honors

France awards and honors

Italian awards and honors

  • Premio Letterario Camaiore:
    • Italy: Nicola Vacca, Luce nera (Milano, Marco Saya, 2015)
    • International: Claribel Alegría, Voci(Samuele Editore, 2015)
    • Special award: Franco Marcoaldi, Il mondo sia lodato (Torino, Einaudi, 2015)
    • Honorable mentions:
      • Italian poetry: Antonio Porta, Carmelo Pistillo Perché tu mi dici: poeta? (edited by Carmelo Pistillo & Fabio Jermini, Milano, La Vita Felice, 2015)
      • Russian Poetry: Solomon Volkov, Dialoghi con Josif Brodskij (edited by Gala Dobrynina, Roma, Lieto Colle, 2015)
    • Section "Vittorio Grotti": Davide Maria Quarracino, Frangiflutti (Roma, LietoColle, 2015)

New Zealand awards and honors

United Kingdom awards and honors

  • Cholmondeley Award:
  • Costa Award (formerly "Whitbread Awards") for poetry:
    • Shortlist:
  • English Association's Fellows' Poetry Prizes:
  • Eric Gregory Award (for a collection of poems by a poet under the age of 30):
  • Forward Poetry Prize:
    • Best Collection:
      • Shortlist:
    • Best First Collection:
      • Shortlist:
    • Best Poem:
      • Shortlist:
  • Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for poetry:
    • Shortlist:
  • Manchester Poetry Prize:
  • National Poet of Wales:
  • National Poetry Competition 2015:
  • T. S. Eliot Prize (United Kingdom and Ireland): Sarah Howe, Loop of Jade[9][10][11]
  • The Times/Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation:

United States awards and honors

Conferences and workshops by country




New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States


January – June

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

July – December

See also

Further reading


  1. ^ Orr, David (September 9, 2015). "Michael Derrick Hudson Posed as a 'Yi-Fen Chou': Did the Name Sell His Poem?" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ California’s Juan Felipe Herrera Inaugurates Term as U.S. Poet Laureate | The California Report | KQED News
  3. ^ "Shelley's Poetical Essay: The Bodleian Libraries' 12 millionth book". Oxford: Bodleian Library. 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-05. Retrieved 2016-02-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "WB Yeats at 150 with The Irish Times". The Irish Times.
  6. ^ Benson, Heidi; Writer, Chronicle Staff (October 4, 2005). "HOWL / When Allen Ginsberg hurled his shattering poem at a San Francisco audience in 1955, it proved to be the depth charge that started the Beat movement". SFGate.
  7. ^ "Una poesia di Fabio Jermini". May 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Luschei Prize Finalists Announced". African Poetry Book Fund.
  9. ^ Debut collection scoops T S Eliot Prize, Poetry Book Society, archived from the original on 2016-01-31, retrieved 13 January 2016
  10. ^ "T S Eliot Prize - Poetry Book Society". Archived from the original on 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  11. ^ Evans-Bush, Katy (January 23, 2016). "TS Eliot prize row: is winner too young, beautiful - and Chinese?" – via www.theguardian.com.
  12. ^ New Yorker Staff (2015-09-14). The National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry - The New Yorker
  13. ^ "2015 Pulitzer Prizes".
  14. ^ "Joy Harjo receives $100,000 poetry prize - Yahoo News".
  15. ^ a b "2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation". February 2, 2015.
  16. ^ "Claudia Rankine and Meghan Daum lead 2015 PEN Literary Awards". Los Angeles Times. September 10, 2015.
  17. ^ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/05/alice-notley-awarded
  18. ^ WCU Poetry Conference
  19. ^ "Poet Miller Williams, 84, dies". Arkansas Online. January 2, 2015.
  20. ^ "Silliman's Blog".
  21. ^ "Michele Serros, Who Wrote About Bicultural Life, Dies". NBC News.
  22. ^ McKinnon, Lisa (January 5, 2015) 'Chicana Role Model' author, Oxnard native Serros succumbs to cancer at 48
  23. ^ "Rod McKuen, prolific songwriter and poet, dies at 81". Los Angeles Times. January 29, 2015.
  24. ^ February 15, John McMurtrie on; AM, 2015 at 6:30 (February 15, 2015). "Former poet laureate Philip Levine, a champion of the working class, dies at 87". Bookmarks.
  25. ^ Nobody Was Writing Poetry of This World Like Philip Levine (1928–2015) – from "Harriet the Blog" at The Poetry Foundation website.
  26. ^ "Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 83". March 27, 2015 – via www.reuters.com.
  27. ^ "Silliman's Blog".
  28. ^ "Franz Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 62". Los Angeles Times. May 15, 2015.
  29. ^ "Acclaimed poet, UMass professor James Tate dies at 71".
  30. ^ "Kenneth Irby Obituary - Lawrence, KS | Lawrence Journal-World".
  31. ^ A Bleak Week for Poets.
  32. ^ Death of a Poet.
  33. ^ Schmidt, Michael (August 27, 2015). "Charles Tomlinson obituary" – via www.theguardian.com.
  34. ^ "Madeline DeFrees, 1919 - 2015, by Paul Constant". www.seattlereviewofbooks.com. November 13, 2015.
  35. ^ "Judith Fitzgerald: Poet wrote with a dazzling voice of pain and passion" – via The Globe and Mail.
  36. ^ McMurtrie, John (December 25, 2015). "Justin Chin, S.F. poet who incorporated complex themes, dies". SFGate.

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