Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).
1010:March 8 - Persian poet Ferdowsi finishes writing the Shahnameh (Book of Kings) which will be regarded as the national epic of the greater Iranian culture.
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article. There are conflicting or unreliable sources for the birth years of many people born in this period; where sources conflict, the poet is listed again and the conflict is noted:
1011:Shao Yong (died 1077), Song Chinese philosopher, cosmologist, poet and historian
1012:Cai Xiang (died 1067), Song poet scholar and vizier of the Seljuq Empire
1018:Nizam al-Mulk (died 1092), Persian
Michael Psellos born 1017 or 1018 (died 1078), Byzantine poet and historian (1017 or 1018)
1019:Zeng Gong (died 1083), Song poet
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article: 1012:Shams al-Mo'ali Abol-hasan Ghaboos ibn Wushmgir (born unknown), author of the Qabus nama