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Charles Tomlinson, 1927–2015 August 27, 2015: British poet, translator, academic and illustrator Charles Tomlinson has died, reports the University of Bristol. Tomlinson, born in 1927, published his first collection in 1951, and New Collected [...] by

Remembering Stephen Rodefer: 1940-2015 August 25, 2015: Our weekend was a little more gloomy than usual after hearing news that the legendary poet, translator, and teacher, Stephen Rodefer, has died. Rodefer played a significant role in the lives of many [...] by

RIP Emma Villazón Richter August 24, 2015: Last week we learned of the passing of Bolivian poet, critic, journalist, researcher and editor Emma Villazón Richter. Several Spanish-language news sources have already posted obituaries and [...] by

RIP William Jay Smith August 21, 2015: We’ll leave this week on a sad note, upon hearing of the passing of former poet laureate William Jay Smith. Earlier this week the New York Times made note of the death of the “Poet and [...] by

Remembering the Elegant Bill Kushner, 1931-2015 August 14, 2015: “Although I feel I am a poet, please don’t introduce me as a poet.” We’re sorry, Bill: Last week, we heard through friends that the extraordinary New York School poet Bill Kushner [...] by

A Tribute to Lee Harwood: 1939-2015 August 13, 2015: Translator of Tristan Tzara and a poet inspired by painters, Lee Harwood has died at the age of 76. To learn more about his life and career, The Guardian brings us this obituary: Lee Harwood, who has [...] by

RIP James Tate July 9, 2015: This morning we heard the very sad news that poet and UMass professor James Tate has died at the age of 71. Gazettenet reports: Acclaimed poet James Tate, a distinguished professor in the English [...] by

Kenneth Warren, Editor of House Organ, Dies at 63 May 28, 2015: Yesterday we were saddened to hear the news of Kenneth Warren’s death at the age of 63. Jim O’Bryan at the Lakewood Observer writes: This morning one of the best humans I have ever had [...] by

RIP Franz Wright May 15, 2015: Yesterday we were saddened by the news of Franz Wright’s death at the age of 62. SF Gate reports “His friend Alex Green, owner of Back Pages Books in Waltham, Mass., said that Mr. Wright [...] by

Tomas Tranströmer, 1931–2015 March 27, 2015: We are so saddened to hear that Swedish poet and 2011 Nobel Literature laureate Tomas Tranströmer has died at the age of 83. The Independent reports: He had been nominated for the Nobel Prize every [...] by