Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).
February - A monument to Scottish poet Robert Burns (died 1796) is opened in Alloway.
December - English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, suffering from opium addiction, takes up residence at No. 3, The Grove, Highgate, London, a house owned by Dr. James Gillman.
December 23 - Clement Clarke Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line, is first published (anonymously) in the Troy, New York, Sentinel, and then other newspapers this year and is largely responsible for the American conception of the character he introduces named as "Santa Claus" (attributed to various authors, including Major Henry Beekman Livingston, but most often now to Moore).
Robert Bloomfield, Hazelwood Hall, verse drama
William Lisle Bowles, Ellen Gray; or, The Dead Maiden's Curse
Edward Lytton Bulwer (later Bulwer-Lytton), Delmour; or, A Tale of a Sylphid, and Other Poems
July 15 — Cantos VI, VII, VIII, with a Preface, were published
August 29 — Cantos IX, X, XI were published
December 17 — Cantos XII, XIII, XIV
The Island; or, Christian and His Comrades
Sir Aubrey de Vere, The Duke of Mercia; The Lamentation of Ireland; and Other Poems
Ebenezer Elliott, Love
Felicia Dorothea Hemans:
The Siege of Valencia; The Last Constantine; with Other Poems
The Vespers of Palermo: A tragedy, verse drama
Mary Howitt and William Howitt, 'The Forest Minstrel, and Other Poems
Leigh Hunt, Ultara Crepidarius, a satire on William Gifford
Charles Lloyd, Poems
J. G. Lockhart, Ancient Spanish Ballads, Historical and Romantic
Robert Millhouse, Blossoms, Being a selection of sonnets.
Thomas Moore, The Loves of the Angels
Bryan Waller Procter, pen name "Barry Cornwall", The Flood of Thessaly, The Girl of Provence, and Other Poems
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Lillian
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poetical Pieces by the Late Percy Bysshe Shelley
Helen Maria Williams, Poems on Various Subjects
George Bancroft, Poems
Fitz-Greene Halleck, "Alnwick Castle", set in Scotland and contrasts the romantic past with the "bank-note-world" of the present
James McHenry, Waltham, patriotic poem in three cantos; about George Washington at Valley Forge
Clement Clarke Moore, "A Visit from St. Nicholas"
Edward Coote Pinkney, Rudolph, a Byronic narrative poem (later included in Poems 1825)
Alphonse de Lamartine, Nouvelles méditations poétiques, France
Heinrich Heine, Lyrisches Intermezzo, Germany
Adam Mickiewicz, Grażyna, an epic poem featuring a Lithuanian prince and a fourteenth-century castle, Poland
Wilhelm Müller, Wanderlieder von Wilhelm Müller: Die Winterreise. In 12 Liedern (published in the almanack Urania: Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823), Germany
Dionysios Solomos, Hymn to Freedom, which becomes the Greek National Anthem, Greece
1823 in poetry Wikipedia
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:January 1 - Sándor Petőfi (probably killed in action 1849), Hungarian
March 26 - Margaret Miller Davidson (died 1838), American
April 19 - Anna Laetitia Waring (died 1910), Welsh-born poet writing in English
July 23 - Coventry Patmore (died 1896), English
October 6 - George Henry Boker (died 1890), American
November 26 - James Mathewes Legaré (died 1859), American
December 24 - William Brighty Rands (died 1882), English writer and author of nursery rhymes
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:February 21 - Charles Wolfe (born 1791), Irish
June 19 - William Combe (born 1742), English miscellaneous writer
August 19 - Robert Bloomfield (born 1766), English "ploughboy poet"
September 29 - George Beattie (born 1786), Scottish
November 1 - Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg (born 1737), German poet and critic
date not known – Ōta Nampo 大田南畝, the most used pen name of Ōta Tan, whose other pen names include Yomo no Akara, Yomo Sanjin, Kyōkaen, and Shokusanjin 蜀山人 (born 1749), Japanese late Edo period poet and fiction writer