|Covid-19|May 20 – London publisher Thomas Thorpe issues Shake-speares Sonnets, with a dedication to "Mr. W.H.", and the poem A Lover's Complaint appended; it is uncertain whether this publication has Shakespeare's authority.
October 12 – A version of the rhyme "Three Blind Mice" is published in Deuteromelia or The Seconde part of Musicks melodie (London). The editor, and possible author of the verse, is the teenage Thomas Ravenscroft.
The Italian Taylor, and his Boy
The History of the Two Maids of More-clacke
George Chapman, Homer Prince of Poets, translation of Homer's Iliad, published about this year
Samuel Daniel completes the eighth and last book of his epic poem, The Civile Wars Betweene the Howses of Lancaster and Yorke Corrected and Continued (also known as Civil Wars)
The Holy Roode; or, Christs Crosse
Humours Heav'n on Earth: With the civile warres of death and fortune
Thomas Heywood, Troia Britanica; or, Great Britaines Troy, translated in part from Ovid
Gervase Markham, The Famous Whore, or Noble Curtizan, based on Joachim Du Bellay's La vielle courtisane
Samuel Rowlands, A Whole Crew of Kind Gossips, published anonymously, includes "Tis Merrie When Gossips Meete" (1602)
William Shakespeare, Shake-speares Sonnets
Edmund Spenser, Two Cantos of Mutabilitie published together with a reprint of The Fairie Queene
John Wilbye, The Second Set of Madrigales
Luis Belmonte Bermúdez, Vida del Padre Maestro Ignacio de Loyola ("Life of Father Ignatius of Loyola"), an epic poem on the saint's life Spain
Marc Lescarbot, Les Muses de la Nouvelle-France, French Canada
February 10 – John Suckling (died 1642), English
August 19 – Jean Rotrou (died 1650), French poet and tragedian
October 5 – Paul Fleming (died 1640), German
March 9 – William Warner (born c. 1558), English
December 4 – Alexander Hume (born c. 1560), Scottish
December – Barnabe Barnes (born c. 1571) English
date not known – Kanaka Dasa (born 1509), poet, philosopher, musician and composer from Karnataka
1609 in poetry Wikipedia
— Last lines from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, published this year and, four centuries later, still "eternal lines"
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