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1843 in poetry

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  • April 4 – William Wordsworth accepts the office of Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom (following the death of Robert Southey on March 21) on being assured that it is regarded as a purely honorific position.
  • United Kingdom

  • R. S. Hawker, Reeds Shaken with the Wind
  • Thomas Hood, "The Song of the Shirt", a poem (published in the Christmas issue of Punch)
  • Richard Henry Horne, Orion: An epic poem
  • United States

  • William Ellery Channing (poet), Poems, published at the expense of the author's friend Samuel Gray Ward; the volume is admired by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau but condemned by Edgar Allan Poe in "Our Amateur Poets", an essay in Graham's
  • Thomas Dunn English, "Ben Bolt", a popular ballad written for the New York Mirror and later set to music numerous times
  • William Lloyd Garrison, Sonnets
  • James Russell Lowell, Miscellaneous Poems
  • Cornelius Mathews, Poems on Man ain His Various Aspects under the American Republic
  • William Gilmore Simms, Donna Florida, a verse tale; Charleston
  • James Gates Percival, The Dream of a Day
  • John Pierpont, The Anti-Slavery Poems of John Pierpont
  • Elizabeth Oakes Smith, The Sinless Child and Other Poems, acclaimed by critics, including Edgar Allan Poe
  • John Greenleaf Whittier, Lays of My Home and Other Poems, regional poetry, including "The Merrimack", "The Funeral Tree of the Sokokis", "The Ballad of Cassandra Southwick" and "Massachusetts to Virginia"
  • Nathaniel Parker Willis:
  • The Sacred Poems
  • Poems of Passion
  • The Lady Jane and Other Poems
  • Other

  • Hilario Ascasubi, El gaucho Jacinto Cielo con doce números, Argentina
  • Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Bouquets et prières, France
  • Christian Winther, Til Een ("To Someone"); see also revised edition 1849; Denmark
  • Gonçalves Dias, "Canção do exílio", Brazil
  • Mikhail Lermontov, "Valerik", Russia, posthumously in the anthology Dawn
  • Births

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

  • February 24 – Violet Fane, pen name of Lady Mary Currie, née Mary Montgomerie Lamb (died 1905), English novelist, poet and essayist
  • May 3 – Edward Dowden (died 1913), Irish-born poet and critic
  • August 19 – Charles Montagu Doughty (died 1926), English poet, writer and traveller
  • December 7 – Helena Nyblom, née Roed (died 1926), Danish-born poet and writer of fairy tales
  • December 21 – Thomas Bracken (died 1898), Irish-born New Zealander
  • December 24 (December 12 O.S.) – Lydia Koidula, born Lydia Jannsen (died 1886), Estonian
  • Undated – Dimitrios Paparrigopoulos (died 1873), Greek
  • Deaths

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

  • January 11 – Francis Scott Key (born 1779), American lawyer, author, and amateur poet who wrote the words to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
  • March 21 – Robert Southey (born 1774), English Poet Laureate
  • June 6 – Friedrich Hölderlin (born 1770), German lyric poet
  • July 9 – Washington Allston, 63 (born 1779), American poet and painter
  • December 11 - Casimir Delavigne (born 1793), French poet and dramatist
  • References

    1843 in poetry Wikipedia

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