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

List of years in poetry (table)
In literature



Works in EnglishEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

  • Thomas Holley Chivers, Nacoochee[3]
  • George Moses Horton's Hope of Liberty — Poems by a Slave, a second edition of Hope of Liberty, originally published in 1829; the new edition was published in Philadelphia by an antislavery group; Horton received no royalties (although the North Carolina slave was trying to earn money for his freedom), and likely didn't even know that this and another edition had been published in Boston in 1838);[3] contains 23 poems, including three on the author's feelings about having been a slave;[4]
  • Frederick William Shelton, The Trollopiad; or, Travelling Gentlemen in America, a verse satire on British travel writer Frances Trollope, who wrote harshly about Americans in her Domestic Manners of the Americans 1832[4]
  • John Greenleaf Whittier, Poems Written During the Progress of the Abolition Question in the United States, the author's first poetry book, published in an unauthorized edition by Boston abolitionists; the next year, Whittier expanded the collection and published it under the title Poems; includes poems attacking slavery, such as "Clerical Oppressors", which focuses on Southern church leaders who use Christianity to defend slavery, and "Stanzas", on the irony of America's commitments to both freedom and slavery[4]

Works published in other languagesEdit


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


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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Making of America". Cornell University Library. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
  2. ^ a b c Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ a b Rubin, Louis D., Jr., The Literary South, John Wiley & Sons, 1979, ISBN 0-471-04659-0
  4. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b Rees, William (1992). The Penguin book of French poetry: 1820-1950. Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-042385-3.
  6. ^ Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009.