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


  • August 12 — Night of the Murdered Poets, the execution of thirteen Soviet Jews in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, Soviet Union, including several poets.
  • November — The Group British poetry movement of the 1950s and 1960s begins at Downing College, University of Cambridge: Philip Hobsbaum along with two friends – Tony Davis and Neil Morris – dissatisfied with the way poetry has been read aloud in the university, decides to place a notice in the undergraduate newspaper Varsity for people interested in forming a poetry discussion group. Five others, including Peter Redgrove, come along to the first meeting. The group meets once a week during term; it moves to London in 1955.
  • E. E. Cummings is appointed to a Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard.
  • Contact, a mimeographed poetry magazine, founded by Ramond Souster (ceases publication in 1954); Contact Press, an important publisher of Canadian poetry, is also founded (closes in 1967).[1]
  • Lines Review, a Scottish poetry magazine, is founded by Callum Macdonald in Edinburgh.

Works published in EnglishEdit

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; substantially revised works listed separately:


India, in EnglishEdit

New ZealandEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit


Works published in other languagesEdit



In each section, listed in alphabetical order by first name:



  • D. V. Gundappa, translator, Umarana Osage, translated from the English of Edward Fitzgerald's translation of The Rubaiyatt of Omar Khayyam[7]
  • M. Gopalakrishna Adiga, Nadedu Banna Dari, poems showing the transition in Indian poetry from the more idealistic Navodaya tradition to Navya poetry which is more pessimistic and uses imagery to provide structure; Kannada[7]
  • Pejavara Sadashiva Rao, Varuna, written before 1950, but differing distinctly from navodaya poetry; using original rhythm and with subject matter from the experiences of an alienated individual; including "Natyotsava", considered by some critics as the earliest navya poem in the Kannada language; published posthumously (the author died at age 26 in Italy)[7]

Other languages in IndiaEdit

Other languagesEdit

Awards and honorsEdit


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


Grave of Paul Éluard

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Gnarowsky, Michael, "Poetry in English, 1918-1960", article in The Canadian Encyclopedia, retrieved February 8, 2009
  2. ^ a b Gustafson, Ralph, The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, revised edition, 1967, Baltimore, Maryland: Penguin Books
  3. ^ "Earle Birney: Published Works", Canadian Poetry Online,, Web, May 3, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Louis Dudek: Publications", Canadian Poetry Online,, Web, May 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Search results: Wilson MacDonald, Open Library, Web, May 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Bibliography", Selected Poems of E. J. Pratt, Peter Buitenhuis ed., Toronto: Macmillan, 1968, 207-208.
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  9. ^ Amrita Paresh Patel, "24. Selected Poems of Dilip Kumar Roy: A Study", p 277, in Indian English Poetry: Critical Perspectives, edited by Jaydipsinh Dodiya, 2000, Delhi: Prabhat Kumar Sharma for Sarup & Sons, ISBN 81-7625-111-9, retrieved via Google Books on July 17, 2010
  10. ^ a b Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828–1965), p 323, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 10, 2010
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  21. ^ a b c Auster, Paul, editor, The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry: with Translations by American and British Poets, New York: Random House, 1982 ISBN 0-394-52197-8
  22. ^ Kerrel, Sorbel (2003). Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn. p. 212. ISBN 978-1-57958-313-2.
  23. ^ Web page titled "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1945/Gabriela Mistral/Bibliography", Nobel Prize website, retrieved September 22, 2010
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  25. ^ "Cumulative List of Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards", Canada Council. Web, Feb. 10, 2011.
  26. ^ "cotch Literature Festival 2003: Myron Lysenko". Scotch College, Melbourne. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
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