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1857 in poetry

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  • Commissioned with other Hungarian poets to write a poem of praise for a visit of Franz Joseph I of Austria to his country, János Arany instead produces the subversive ballad The Bards of Wales (A walesi bárdok), unpublished until 1863.
  • United Kingdom

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh, dated this year but first published at the end of 1856
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton, writing under the pen name "Owen Meredith", The Wanderer
  • Elizabeth Gaskell, The Life of Charlotte Brontë, Smith, Elder & Co., biography
  • Frederick Locker Lampson, London Lyrics (12 re-editions to 1893)
  • Denis MacCarthy, Underglimpses, and Other Poems
  • Theodore Martin, translated from Adam Oehlenschlager, Aladdin; or, The Wonderful Lamp
  • United States

  • William Allen Butler, Nothing to Wear, published posthumously (first published anonymously in Harper's Weekly); the poem sold well, despite the financial panic; when a woman declared she was the author, the resulting controversy helped sales (see Mortimer Thomson's poem describing the controversy, below)
  • Paul Hamilton Hayne, Sonnets and Other Poems
  • Francis Scott Key, Poems
  • James Lawson, Poems
  • Alexander Beaufort Meek, Songs and Poems of the South
  • Mortimer Thomson, writing under the pen name "Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B." (Without the pen name's abbreviations: "Queer Kritter Philander Doesticks, Perfect Brick"), Nothing to Say: A Slight Slap at Mobocratic Snobbery, Which Has "Nothing to Do" with "Nothing to Wear" on the controversy over the authorship of William Allen Butler's poem Nothing to Wear; Thomson was offered a dollar a line for a poem on the subject, submitted an 800-line poem and was paid in full; illustrated by John McLenan; the book sold well
  • Richard Henry Stoddard, Songs of Summer
  • John Greenleaf Whittier:
  • The Sycamores
  • The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Other in English

  • Charles Heavysege, Saul: A Drama in Three Parts, first edition (second edition, 1869); Canada
  • James Lionel Michael, Songs without Music, lyrics, Australia
  • Works published in other languages

  • Théodore de Banville, Odes funambulesques, France
  • Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal ("Flowers of Evil"), France
  • Giosuè Carducci, Rime, Italy
  • Rosalia de Castro, La Flor, Galician Spanish poet, writing in Spanish
  • Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Kalevipoeg, Estonia, revised version begins first publication
  • Jan Neruda, Hřbitovní kvítí ("Cemetery Flowers"), Czech
  • Births

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

  • March 17 – Benjamin Franklin King, Jr. (died 1894), American poet
  • April 11 – John Davidson (died 1909), Scottish poet and playwright
  • April 17 – Jane Barlow (died 1917), Irish poet and novelist
  • June 13 – Hubert Newman Wigmore Church (died 1932), Australian
  • September 22 – James Hebblethwaite (died 1921), Australian
  • Undated – Kaikobad (কায়কোবাদ) (also spelt "Kaykobad" and also known as Mohakobi Kaikobad ("Kaikobad the great poet"), pen name of Kazem Al Quereshi (died 1951), Bengali poet
  • Deaths

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

  • February 9 – Dionysios Solomos Διονύσιος Σολωμός (born 1798), Greek poet best known for the Hymn to Liberty, the first two stanzas of which became the Greek national anthem
  • March 11 – Manuel José Quintana (born 1772), Spanish
  • April 11 – John Davidson (died 1909), Scottish poet and playwright
  • May 2 – Alfred de Musset (born 1810), French poet and novelist
  • June 25 – Isabella Kelly (born 1759), Scottish-born novelist and poet
  • October 14 – Alexander Laing (born 1787), Scottish poet
  • November 26 – Joseph von Eichendorff (born 1788), German poet and novelist
  • December 13 – Richard Furness, "The Poet of Eyam" (born 1791), English
  • Undated – Anna Ehrenström (born 1786), Swedish poet
  • References

    1857 in poetry Wikipedia

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