1978 in Poetry - Deaths

Deaths

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  • January 20 – Gilbert Highet, 71, Scottish-American classicist, academic, writer, intellectual, critic, and literary historian, of cancer
  • February 22 – Phyllis McGinley, 72 (born 1905, American children's story writer and poet
  • March 19 – Faith Baldwin, 84
  • March 22 – John Hall Wheelock, 91, American poet
  • April 14 – F.R. Leavis, 82, English literary critic
  • May 1 – Sylvia Townsend Warner, 84, English novelist and poet
  • May 12 – Louis Zukofsky, 74, American modernist poet
  • July 2 – Aris Alexandrou, Greek
  • June 3 – Frank Stanford, 29, American poet, by suicide
  • September 9 – Hugh MacDiarmid, 86, Scottish poet
  • Also:
    • Sankara Kurup (born 1901), Indian, Malayalam-language poet
    • P. Kunhiraman Nair (born 1909), Indian, Malayalam-language poet
    • Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, (born 1919), Argentine author and poet

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