1991 in poetry

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 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:


Anthologies in AustraliaEdit


  • Margaret Avison, Selected Poems Canada
  • Earle Birney, Last Makings: Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.[2]
  • Don Domanski, Wolf-Ladder (nominated for a Governor General's Award)
  • Jeffery Donaldson, Once out of Nature,[3] McClelland & Stewart.
  • Louis Dudek, Europe. Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1991.[4]
  • Louis Dudek, Small Perfect Things. Montreal: DC Books.[4]
  • Robert Finch, Miracle at the Jetty. Port Rowan, ON: Leeboard Press.[5]
  • Dorothy Livesay, The Woman I Am. Montreal: Guernica.[6]
  • Laura Lush, Hometown, Montreal: Vehicle Press.
  • Anne Marriott, Aqua, Toronto: Wolsak & Wynn.[7]
  • Don McKay, Night Field (Canada)[8]
  • Roy Miki, In Saving Face: Poems Selected, 1976-1988, Canada
  • P. K. Page, The Glass Air: Selected Poems (an expanded edition; original edition published in 1985)[3]
  • John Pass, The Hour's Acropolis, shortlisted for the 1993 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, ISBN 1-55017-043-0
  • Raymond Souster, 'Running Out the Clock. Ottawa: Oberon Press.[9]
  • George Woodcock, Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana & other Poems, Kingston: Quarry Press, Canada[10]

India, in EnglishEdit


  • Brian Coffey, Poems and Versions 1929–1990, including "Death of Hektor" and "For What for Whom Unwanted"[16]
  • Gerald Dawe, Sunday School, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press, ISBN 978-1-85235-063-5
  • Paul Durcan, Crazy About Women, including "The Levite and His Concubine at Gibeah"[16]
  • Eamon Grennan, As If It Matters, including "Breaking Points", Oldcastle: The Gallery Press[16]
  • John Hewitt, Collected Poems, Belfast: The Blackstaff Press[16]
  • Michael Longley:
    • Gorse Fires, including "Between Hovers", "Laertes", "Argos" and "The Butchers"[16]
    • Poems 1963–1983, including "In memoriam", "Caravan", "Wounds", "Ghost Town", "Man Lying on a Wall", "Wreaths", "Mayo Monologues" and "The Linen Industry"[16]
  • Thomas McGreevy, Collected Poems, including "Homage to Hieronymous Bosch" and "Recessional"[16]
  • Medbh McGuckian, Marconi's Cottage, Oldcastle: The Gallery Press[16]
  • Paula Meehan, The Man Who Was Marked by Winter, "The Pattern" and "Child Burial", Oldcastle: The Gallery Press[16]
  • Bernard O'Donoghue, The Weakness, including "A Nun Takes the Veil" and "The Weakness", Chatto and Windus[16]
  • Peter Sirr, Ways of Falling, including "A Few Helpful Hints", Oldcastle: The Gallery Press[16]

New ZealandEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

Poets represented in The Best American Poetry 1991 anthologyEdit

These 75 poets were represented in The Best American Poetry 1991 edited by David Lehman, with guest editor Mark Strand:

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United StatesEdit

Works published in other languagesEdit




Listed in alphabetical order by first name:


  • Stanisław Barańczak, Biografioly: poczet 56 jednostek slawnych, slawetnych i oslawionych ("Biographies of 56 Celebrated, Famous or Notorious Individuals"), light verse; Poznan: a5[35]
  • Stanisław Barańczak, Zwierzeca zajadlosc: z zapiskow zniecheconego zoologa ("Animal Ferocity: From the Notes of a Discouraged Zoologist"), light verse; Poznan: a5[35]
  • Czesław Miłosz, Dalsze okolice ("Farther Surroundings"); Kraków: Znak[36]
  • Tadeusz Różewicz, Płaskorzeźba ("Bas-Relief"), Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie[37]
  • Jan Twardowski, Uśmiech Pana Boga. Wiersze dla dzieci ("The Smile of God: Poems for Children"), Warsaw: Nasza Księgarnia[38]


Other languagesEdit

Awards and honorsEdit



United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit



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

See alsoEdit


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