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2021 Obituaries For Poets.

Seen in online news stories, if you believe others need to be included please do let me know.

Click on each link to read the obituary from the original source.

Etel Adnan obituary | Painting | The Guardian

Kazakhstan’s Poet, Political Dissident Aron Atabek Dies – The Diplomat


Mourid Barghouti: Leading Palestinian poet 


Prof. Mutlu Konuk Blasing, renowned poetry critic, dies peacefully at 77 - The Brown Daily Herald

Robert Bly, award-winning American poet dies aged 94 | Books | The Guardian

Jamaican dub poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze dies aged 65 | UK news | The Guardian

Farewell to a poet Francisco Brines winner of this year’s Cervantes Prize for Literature

Seamus Deane: Derry-born author and poet dies - BBC News

Stephen Dunn, Poet Who Celebrated the Ordinary, Dies at 82 - The New York Times

Zelda Toll Edelson, editor, painter, and poet, dies at 92 (

Graeme Edge, poet and last original member of The Moody Blues (

Jacky Flurscheim obituary | Poetry | The Guardian

Shankha Ghosh : A poet who could not be compared with any of his contemporaries

by poet K Satchidandan.

Veteran poet Banira Giri became the first Nepali woman to be awarded a PhD from Tribhuvan University. She was also conferred the Sajha Award (Tibetan literary award).

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: US poet and publisher



bell hooks, (Gloria Jean Watkins) famed feminist writer, dies at age 69 - CNN



Michael Horovitz obituary | Poetry | The Guardian

Mark Huband, journalist and poet 1963-2021 | Financial Times (


Keri Hulme, New Zealand’s first Booker prize-winning writer, dies aged 74 | The Guardian

Brian Johnstone, poet and StAnza festival co-founder

Turkish poet Sezai Karakoç passes away at 88 - Turkey News (


Brendan Kennelly obituary: Gifted poet, academic and storyteller (

In Memory of Owen Lowery – The Poetry Book Society

Clare McPhee who published seven collections of poems. Her final book of poems, The Mulberry Tree, is due to be published by Shoestring Press this summer.

Friederike Mayröcker obituary | Register | The Times (full article requires subscription)


Poet Ramesan Nair dead - The Hindu

Tamil Nadu: Scholar, poet, film lyricist Pulavar Pulamaipithan dies  - Chennai News - Times of India 

Wife devastated as 'legendary' poet, Sandra Richardson, dies in her arms - Liverpool Echo


Killed By Military Forces, Khet Thi, A Myanmar Poet's Spirit Of Revolution Lives On In His Work : NPR



Raúl Rivero, Disenchanted Poet of the Cuban Revolution, Dies at 75 - The New York Times


Urdu poet Tarannum Riyaz dies of Covid

Anthony Thwaite literary editor of the Listener and the New Statesman, and co-editor of Encounter. He worked as a producer at the BBC, and was a prolific author, reviewer and lecturer, travelling across the world for the British Council.

Lawrence Weiner, conceptual artist known for large and poetic text interventions, has died, aged 79 (

Al Young, who served for three years as California’s poet laureate

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