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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

The Lioness Rests Once More: R.I.P. Simin Behbahani August 20, 2014: Rest in peace, Simin Behbahani (1927-2014). Behbahani was both Iran’s nightingale and lioness: she published nineteen books of poetry over the course of six decades and she is known for her [...] by

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