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February 2 — Leigh Hunt released from prison after being jailed for criticizing the Prince Regent in The Examiner.
May — North American Review founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
September — Lord Byron writes Samuel Taylor Coleridge of his admiration of Christabel, which he has heard recited by Walter Scott; Coleridge sends Byron a copy of the poem, and after reading it Byron realizes he has unconsciously borrowed from it in Siege of Corinth; he offers to omit the lines; yet on publication the lines remain and Byron offers an explanatory note.
Percy Bysshe Shelley writes Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude which lacks a title when he passes it along to his friend, Thomas Love Peacock. Peacock suggests the name "Alastor" from Roman mythology.
First complete publication of the Old English epic poem Beowulf, in a Latin translation by Icelandic-Danish scholar Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin.
Lord Byron, Hebrew Melodies, including "She Walks in Beauty", "The Destruction of Sennacherib" published in April with musical settings; though expensive at a cost of one guinea, over 10,000 copies sell; by summer, an edition of Byron's poems without the musical settings is published.
Louisa Costello, The Maid of the Cyprus Isle, and Other Poems
William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper"), Poems, by William Cowper, edited by John Johnson
James Hogg, The Pilgrims of the Sun
Leigh Hunt, The Descent of Liberty: A masque
Ann Radcliffe, Poems
"The Lord of the Isles"
The Field of Waterloo (the Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18)
Lydia Sigourney, Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, United States
Robert Southey, The Minor Poems of Robert Southey, a reprinting of Poems 1796 and Metrical Tales 1805
Poems, including a revised version of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and Lyrical Ballads (published separately in 1798, 1800, 1802, 1805); a third volume published in 1820
The White Doe of Rylstone; or, The Fate of the Nortons
Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Modern Chivalry: Containing the Adventures of a Captain, and Teague O'Regan, his Servant, United States
William Cullen Bryant, "To a Waterfowl", a widely popular and much anthologized poem in which the narrator's doubt and uncertainty is relieved by seeing a bird flying alone across the sky, inspiring belief in the guidance of God; later published in The North American Review in March 1818; Matthew Arnold called it "the best short poem in the language"
Philip Freneau, A Collection of Poems on American Affairs, two volumes of previously unpublished verses reflecting strong patriotism; released during the War of 1812
Lydia Sigourney, Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, the author's first published book
Theodor Körner (posthumous), Poetischer Nachlass
1815 in poetry Wikipedia
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:March 29 – Hagiwara Hiromichi 萩原広道 (died 1863), Japanese late-Edo period scholar of literature, philology and nativist studies (Kokugaku); also author, translator and poet; known for his commentary and literary analysis of The Tale of Genji
October 29 – Dan Emmett (died 1904), American songwriter
Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai (died 1876), Tamil scholar and poet
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:January 21 – Matthias Claudius (born 1740), German poet
April 10 – George Ellis (born 1753) English antiquarian and poet
June – Elizabeth Hands (born 1746), English poet
December 29 – Samuel Henley (born 1740), English clergyman, schoolteacher, college principal, antiquarian, writer and poet