1944 in poetry
Works published in English
W. H. Auden, "For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio"
Sir John Betjeman, "New Bats in Old Belfries"
Walter De la Mare, "Collected Rhymes and Verses"
T. S. Eliot, "Four Quartets
H.D., "The Walls Do Not Fall", first part of "Trilogy" (1944–46) on the blitz in war-time London
Robert Lowell, "Land of Unlikeness", Cummington, Massachusetts: Cummington Press M. L. Rosenthal, "The New Poets: American and British Poetry Since World War II", New York: Oxford University Press, 1967, "Selected Bibliography: Individual Volumes by Poets Discussed", pp 334-340]
* William Meredith, "Love Letter from an Impossible Land"
Kenneth Rexroth, "The Phoenix and the Tortoise"
William Carlos Williams, "The Wedge"
* "Crown and Sickle" poetry anthology in Britain, featuring poets in the
Other in English
James K. Baxter, "Beyond the Palisade", his first volume of poetry, New Zealand
* E. K. Brown, "On Canadian Poetry", revised edition (scholarship), Canada [Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics", 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "Canadian Poetry" article, English "History and Criticism" section, p 164]
Works published in other languages
Nathan Alterman, "Plague Poems" (Israel)
Giorgos Seferis, "Ημερολόγιο Καταστρώματος ΙΙ" ("Deck Diary II"), Greece
Awards and honors
* Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (later the post would be called "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress"):
Robert Penn Warrenappointed this year. He would serve until 1945.
February 9— Alice Walker, African-American novelist, poet, writer and feminist
March 21— Pedro Pietri, (died in 2004) a Puerto Rican and Nuyorican poetand playwrightwho co-founded the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
August 31— Lorenzo Thomas, American poet
September 24— Eavan Boland, Irish poet
September 25— bpNichol, Canadian poet
October 10— Linda Rogers, Canadian poet and children's writer
December 18— Michael Davidson, American poet
* date not known:
John Donlan, Canadian poet and editor
Susan Ioannou, Canadian poet
Penn Kemp, Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, and sound poet
Mary Kinzie, American poet
Craig Anthony Raine
Jergen Theobaldy, German [Hofmann, Michael, editor, "Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology", Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006]
January 7— Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek
March 5— Alun Lewis, Anglo-Welsh school poet and war poet killed in Burma
March 28— Stephen Leacock, Canadian writer and economist
April 4— John Peale Bishop, American poet and man of letters
June 9— Keith Douglas, war poet died in the D-Dayinvasion of Normandy; he was killed by enemy mortar fire while his regiment was advancing from Bayeuxand is buried at the war cemetery at Tilly-sur-Seuilles.
July 3— A. H. Reginald Buller, a British/Canadian mycologist mainly known as a researcher of fungi and wheat rust who also wrote limericks, some of which were published in "Punch"
July 18— Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet, author and artist
* date not known:
** Joseph Campbell, Irish poet and lyricist
Olive Custance, poet
Keith Castellain Douglas, killed in World War IIat Normandy;
** Robert Nichols, poet and dramatist
Frederick George Scott
List of poetry awards
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