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Rest in Peace, Allen Grossman 1932-2014 June 27, 2014: Publisher’s Weekly reports that the poet and critic Allen Grossman has died. Grossman wrote lyric poetry in a high-Modernist romantic style, most recently, Descartes’ Loneliness (New [...] by

RIP Maya Angelou May 28, 2014: We’re deeply saddened to learn this morning of the death of Maya Angelou, the legendary poet and activist whose writing inspired a wide audience. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North [...] by

Tadeusz Rozewicz, Noted Polish Poet, Passes Away at 92 May 23, 2014: The New York Times recently posted an obituary for Tadeusz Rozewicz, an outspoken champion of poetry after Auschwitz, who passed away peacefully at home in Wroclaw, Poland, at the age of 92. [...] by

Hillary Gravendyk, 1979-2014 May 16, 2014: We learned this week that poet Hillary Gravendyk died on Sunday, at the age of 35, after an extended illness. Rob Mclennan has written of her fondly at his blog: For those who might not known of her [...] by

RIP Russell Edson May 7, 2014: Today we were saddened to learn of the death of Russell Edson, master of the prose poem. Ken Dixon at the CTPost reports: Stamford Hospital officials have confirmed that Russell Edson, a noted poet [...] by

Colleen Lookingbill April 1, 2014: Our little world here in San Francisco was rocked the other day when we learned of the death on Monday of local poet Colleen Lookingbill, whose presence among us was for so long the one steady thing [...] by

RIP Bill Knott March 13, 2014: We are deeply saddened to hear of Bill Knott’s death, as word has trickled out through Facebook and across the internet. Open Letters Monthly reports on Knott’s passing and the legacy he [...] by

Justin Kaplan, Biographer of Whitman and Twain, Dies at 88 March 5, 2014: The New York Times reported yesterday on the passing of literary biographer Justin Kaplan, “a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer renowned for his lives of Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Lincoln [...] by

Imperfect News, but Art in All Directions: Robert Ashley, 1930–2014 March 4, 2014: Robert Ashley–composer, performer, librettist, poet, artist, and pioneer in the development of large-scale, collaborative performance works and experimental opera–died yesterday [...] by

With Regret: Maggie Estep, 1963-2014 February 12, 2014: We’re shocked and saddened to hear from Bookforum, by way of the East Village blog EV Grieve, that novelist, performer, and poet Maggie Estep has died of a heart attack at the age of 50. [...] by