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— words chiselled onto the tombstone of John Keats, at his request

List of years in poetry (table)
In literature

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).


Works published in EnglishEdit

Shelley's Tomb in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome (1873) by Walter Crane. The tombstone in the foreground is actually that of John Keats
Tomb of John Keats

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

  • Paul Allen, Noah, about the Bible story, but also discusses slavery and America's place in God's providence;[1] revised by John Neal[3]
  • William Cullen Bryant, Poems, eight poems, including "The Ages", a poem in Spenserian stanzas on the history of mankind and expressing a positive outlook on the future, delivered at the Harvard commencement; also the last significant revision of "Thanatopsis"; the book, issued by Richard Henry Dana, Edward Channing and Willard Phillips, is a critical success which promotes Bryant's reputation, but it does not sell well[1]
  • James Gates Percival, Poems, including the first part of "Prometheus"[1]

Works published in other languagesEdit

  • Alexander Pushkin denies it but is widely thought to be the author this April of The Gabrieliad (Гавриилиада, Gavriiliada), Russian, a sexually explicit, blasphemous work
  • Heinrich Heine, Gedichte, German, his first published collection[4]
  • Wilhelm Müller, German
    • Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten ("Poems from the posthumous papers of a travelling horn-player"), begins publication
    • Lieder der Griechen ("Songs of the Greeks"), begins publication


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


Life and Death masks of John Keats, Rome

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d 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
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press ("If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year." — from the Preface, p vi)
  4. ^ Cook, Roger F., A Companion to the Works of Heinrich Heine, "Introduction", Boydell & Brewer, 2002, ISBN 978-1-57113-207-9, retrieved via Google Books on April 2, 2009
  5. ^ Herringshaw, Thomas William (1904). Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century: Accurate and Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women in All Walks of Life who are Or Have Been the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States Since Its Formation ... (Public domain ed.). American Publishers' Association. pp. 416–.
  6. ^ Julian, John (1892). A Dictionary of Hymnology: Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations (Public domain ed.). C. Scribner's Sons. pp. 1171–.
  7. ^ Cleveland, Charles Dexter (1862). A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John Mandeville to William Cowper : Consisting of Biographical Sketches of the Authors, Selections from Their Works, with Notes, Explanatory, Illustrative, and Directing to the Best Editions and to Various Criticisms. E.C. & J. Biddle. pp. 719–.
  8. ^ Scott, Hew; Macdonald, Donald Farquhar (1917). Fasti Ecclesiæ Scoticanæ: The Succession of Ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation. 2 (Public domain ed.). Oliver and Boyd. p. 73.
  9. ^ a b Davis, Cynthia J., and Kathryn West, Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History, Oxford University Press US, 1996 ISBN 978-0-19-509053-6, retrieved via Google Books on February 8, 2009