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1871 in poetry

— From Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky", published as part of Through the Looking Glass


Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

United Kingdom

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

  • Robert Browning:
  • Blaustion's Adventure
  • Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Saviour of Society
  • Lewis Carroll (pen name of C. L. Dodgson), Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, including "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter" (published this year, although the book states "1872")
  • "Thomas Maitland" (i.e., Robert Williams Buchanan) attacks Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other members of what Buchanan calls the "Fleshly School" of English poetry in The Contemporary Review (October); and Rossetti replies in "The Stealthy School of Criticism" in the Athenaeum (December 16)
  • James Brunton Stephens, Convict Once, Scottish-born Australian poet published in London
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, Songs before Sunrise
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson, "The Last Tournament" published in The Contemporary Review, December edition (one of Tennyson's "Arthurian Idylls", later published in Gareth and Lynette 1872)
  • United States

  • William Cullen Bryant, Poems
  • William Ellery Channing, The Wanderer
  • Bret Harte, East and West Poems
  • John Hay, Pike County Ballads
  • Emma Lazarus, Admetus and Other Poems
  • Joaquin Miller, pen name of Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller:
  • Songs of the Sierras
  • Pacific Poems
  • Walt Whitman:
  • Leaves of Grass, fifth edition
  • Passage to India
  • John Greenleaf Whittier, Miriam and Other Poems
  • Works published in other languages

  • François Coppée, Fais ce que dois , short verse drama inspired by the Franco-Prussian War; France
  • Arthur Rimbaud, Le bateau ivre ("The Drunken Boat"), France
  • Births

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

  • February 3 – Francis Joseph Sherman Canadian poet
  • April 16 – John Millington Synge (died 1909), Irish dramatist, poet, prose writer, collector of folklore and a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and a co-founder of the Abbey Theatre
  • June 17 – James Weldon Johnson (died 1938), African-American author, poet, early civil rights activist and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance
  • July 3 – W. H. Davies (died 1940), Welsh-born poet and writer who spent most of his life as a tramp in the United States and United Kingdom, but became known as one of the most popular poets of his time
  • July 15 – Kunikida Doppo 國木田 獨歩 (died 1908), Japanese, Meiji period romantic poet and one of the novelists who pioneered naturalism in Japan (surname: Kunikida)
  • September 2 – John Le Gay Brereton (died 1933), Australian poet, critic and academic
  • September 9 – Ralph Hodgson (died 1962), British
  • October 30 – Paul Valéry (died 1945), French philosopher, author and Symbolist poet who also wrote essays and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music and current events
  • November 1 – Stephen Crane (died 1900), American novelist, poet and journalist
  • Date not known
  • Hafez Ibrahim (died 1932), Egyptian, Arabic-language "poet of the Nile"
  • Madhavanuj, pen name of Kashinath Hari Modak (died 1917), Indian, Marathi-language poet and translator; a physician
  • Deaths

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

  • February 12 – Alice Cary (born 1820), American poet
  • April 23 – James Monroe Whitfield (born 1822), African-American barber, poet and abolitionist
  • May 11
  • John Herschel (born 1792), English polymath
  • Thomas Buchanan Read (born 1822), American poet and portrait painter
  • July 31 – Phoebe Cary (born 1824), sister of Alice, American poet
  • September 22 – Charlotte Elliott (born 1789), English religious poet
  • References

    1871 in poetry Wikipedia

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