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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature



  • About this year, the Sturm und Drang movement begins in German literature (including poetry) and music; it will last through the early 1780s. (The conventional translation is "Storm and Stress"; a more literal translation, however, might be "storm and urge", "storm and longing", "storm and drive" or "storm and impulse").

Works publishedEdit

Works wrongly said to be published this yearEdit

  • Oliver Goldsmith, editor, Poems for Young Ladies, an anthology; although the book states it was published this year, it first appeared in 1766[1]


Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  3. ^ Gates, Henry Louis Jr. (2003). The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers, New York: Basic Civitas Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01850-5, p. 20
  4. ^ Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books
  5. ^ "Leonard Howard" article in DNB