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Jane Freilicher, 1924-2014 December 10, 2014: We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jane Freilicher, a rare artist whose intelligence, wit, and gift for friendship will be sorely missed. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite [...] by

RIP Claudia Emerson December 4, 2014: Today ends on a sad note. Earlier this morning we heard via social media that poet and teacher Claudia Emerson had died, and the news was confirmed with this obituary from the Times Dispatch of [...] by

Mark Strand Dies at 80 December 1, 2014: Over the weekend we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mark Strand. The New York Times reports: Mark Strand, whose spare, deceptively simple investigations of rootlessness, alienation [...] by

Allan Kornblum, Coffee House Press Founder, Passes Away at the Age of 65 November 24, 2014: Allan Kornblum, the founder of Coffee House Press, passed away this weekend due to complications from chronic lymphocytic leukemia: he was 65. As the founder of Coffee House Press, Kornblum believed [...] by

Galway Kinnell Dies at 87 October 29, 2014: The New York Time reports today on the passing of Galway Kinnell at the age of 87. According to his wife, Barbara K. Bristol, the cause of death was leukemia. Kinnell was awarded both the Pulitzer [...] by

Rest in Peace, Ronald William Loewinsohn (1937-2014) October 29, 2014: The Berkeley Daily Planet reports that Beat Poet and UC Berkeley Professor, Ronald Loewinsohn, passed away on October 14th. Born in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation in WWII, [...] by

Rest in Peace, Henry Braun (1930-2014) October 22, 2014: The poet, activist, and educator, Henry Braun, passed away last week according to Split This Rock and Daily Bulldog. Braun’s poems appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and American Poetry Review, [...] by

Rest in Peace, Carolyn Kizer (1924-2014) October 13, 2014: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning poet, Carolyn Kizer, has died at the age of 89. She passed away on Thursday in Sonoma, California, due to complications of dementia. Kizer is best known for her feminist [...] by

Rest in Peace, Penelope Niven September 8, 2014: Carl Sandburg’s biographer, Penelope Niven, has passed away. In addition to Carl Sandburg: A Biography, Niven wrote biographies of Thornton Wilder and Edward Steichen. She began working on [...] by

Rest in Peace, Samih Al-Qasim: Resistance Poet of Palestine (1939-2014) August 21, 2014: As if yesterday’s news wasn’t bad enough, Palestinian poet Samih al-Qasim passed away at the age of 75. In the 1950s, Samih al-Qasim participated in “recurrent oral poetic [...] by