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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature


The Funeral of Shelley by Louis Edouard Fournier (1889); in the forefront from left: Edward John Trelawny, Leigh Hunt (who actually did not leave his carriage) and Lord Byron

Works published in English

  • Hew Ainslie, published anonymously A Pilgrimage to the Land of Burns, a travel diary of a tour of Scotland with elaborate descriptions of the scenery and with poetry inspired by the trip, published the same year as the author migrated to the United States[2]
  • McDonald Clarke, Elixir of Moonshine, Being a Collection of Prose and Poetry by the Mad Poet, including the couplet "Now twilight lets her curtain down / And Pins it with a star." Clarke was known as "the Mad Poet of Broadway" for his eccentric behaviour, with impulsive, dramatic reactions to music, fashion and society, although his mild insanity worsened later.[2]
  • James Lawson, "Ontwa, the Son of the Forest", describing the life of Erie Indians, including notes by Lewis Cass, territorial governor of Michigan; the poem was later included in Columbian Lyre; or, Specimens of Transatlantic Poetry, published in Glasgow 1828.[2]
  • James McHenry, The Pleasures of Friendship, short lyric poems and a 1,200-line title poem; nine more editions of the book appeared in the author's lifetime, each with added minor poems[2]
  • James Gates Percival, Clio, the first two volumes of poetic soliloquies. A third was published in 1827.[2]

Other languages




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


Shelley Memorial, University College, Oxford

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See also



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e Daniel S. Burt, 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
  3. ^ Rees, William, The Penguin book of French poetry: 1820-1950, Penguin, 1992, ISBN 978-0-14-042385-3
  4. ^ "Virginia Lucas Poetry Scrapbook: Biography of Susan Archer Talley". University of Southern California. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.