It was with great sadness that we learned of Richard Wilbur’s death, at the age of 96, on Saturday 14th October.
Waywiser’s association with Mr Wilbur began when he agreed to be featured in our Between The Lines series of book-length interviews with contemporary poets, the resulting volume, Richard Wilbur in Conversation with Peter Dale, being published in the summer of 2000. After that, we were honoured to become his principal UK publisher, bringing out paperback editions of Mayfles in 2004, Collected Poems: 1943 – 2004 in 2005, and his last collection, Anterooms, in 2011.
As one of the finest American poets of his generation, a superb essayist, and a truly delightful man, he will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to Mr Wilbur’s family and his many friends.
To read Associated Press’s bulletin, please click on the following link: Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96
March 15, 2017:
— Publication of Cody Walker’s The Trumpiad.
March 15, 2017:
— Publication of Hilary S. Jacqmin’s Missing Persons.
December 1, 2016, midnight: The 12th Annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is now closed for submissions.
December 1, 2016, midnight EST: The 12th Annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize will shorly be closing for submissions.
There is still time to apply, and please click for further information.
The Oxford English Dictionary‘s Online Word of the Day for September 8th 2016 is
Dr M.W. Rowe, Honorary Researcher in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia has written an in-depth article about Ms Pelizzon’s poem “Nulla Dies Sine Linea”, which he describes early on as “unshowy, nimble, personal, and expertly crafted,” and concludes, 32 pages later, saying “it could become a minor classic”.
To read the whole of this article, please click on Read Full Review
September 15, 2016: Greg Williamson’s The Hole Story of Kirby the Sneak and Arlo the True is a Kirkus Review Indie Book of the Month. To read their review (which describes The Hole Story as a “brilliantly comic, pleasingly discursive, admirably dexterous … tour de force”) please click: Review