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1881 in poetry

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1881 in poetry

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  • Frederick James Furnivall founds the Browning Society
  • Canada

  • Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon, Poetical Works, posthumously published, Canada
  • Pamela Vining Yule. Poems of the Heart and Home.
  • United Kingdom

  • Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, The Love Sonnets of Proteus (see also Sonnets and Songs 1875, Love Lyrics 1892)
  • Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper, writing as "Arran and Islan Leigh", Bellerophon, and Other Poems
  • Amy Levy, Xantippe, and Other Verse
  • George Moore, Pagan Poems
  • Constance Naden, "Songs and Sonnets of Springtime".
  • Christina Rossetti, A Pageant, and other Poems
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ballads and Sonnets, with "The House of Life" complete, and Poems
  • Oscar Wilde, Poems, three editions published this year, first edition in June
  • United States

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Friar Jerome's Beautiful Book
  • Ina Coolbrith, A Perfect Day
  • James Thomas Fields, Ballads and Other Verses, Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company, Riverside Press imprint, United States
  • Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, including poetry
  • Fitz-James O'Brien, Poems and Stories
  • Epes Sargent, Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poets (scholarship), posthumously published, United States
  • John Greenleaf Whittier, The King's Missive
  • Works published in other languages

  • François Coppée, Conies en tiers, France
  • Victor Hugo, Les Quatres vents de l'esprit, France
  • Jorge Isaacs, Saulo, 1st canto (no more published), Colombia
  • Helena Nyblom, Digte ("Poems"), Denmark
  • Births

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

  • January 9 – Lascelles Abercrombie (died 1938), English poet and literary critic called the Georgian Laureate and one of the "Dymock poets"
  • February 13 – Eleanor Farjeon (died 1965), English author and poet
  • February 17 – Puran Singh (died 1931), Indian, writing Indian poetry in English
  • March 6 – John Cournos, born Ivan Grigorievich Korshun (died 1966), Russian-American Imagist poet, but better known for his novels, short stories, essays, criticism and translations of Russian literature (pen name: John Courtney)
  • April 6 – Furnley Maurice (died 1942), Australian
  • April 16 – Alice Corbin Henderson (died 1949), American poet
  • May 18 – Alan Edward Mulgan (died 1962), New Zealand
  • June 10 – Jaime Sabartés (died 1968), Catalan Spanish poet and longtime secretary to Pablo Picasso
  • August 1 – Aizu Yaichi 会津 八一 (died 1956), Japanese poet, calligrapher and historian (surname: Aizu)
  • August 10 – Witter Bynner (died 1968), American poet, writer and scholar
  • August 20 – Edgar Albert Guest (died 1959), prolific American poet
  • September 16 – Clive Bell (died 1964), English critic associated with the Bloomsbury group
  • October 30 – Elizabeth Madox Roberts (died 1941), American novelist and poet
  • November 15:
  • Franklin Pierce Adams (died 1960), American columnist (pen name: F.P.A.), writer and wit, part of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s whose newspaper column introduced the public to many poets and writers
  • Masamune Atsuo 正宗敦夫 (died 1958), Japanese poet and academic (surname: Masamune)
  • November 16 – Ernest O'Ferrall (died 1925), Australian poet and short-story writer (pen name: Kodak)
  • December 8 – Padraic Colum (died 1972), Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, collector of folklore and a leading figure of the Celtic Revival
  • Also:
  • Swami Ananda Acharya (died 1945), Indian poet who wrote Indian poetry in English
  • Deepakba Desai (died 1955), Indian, Gujarati-language woman poet who wrote khandakavyas
  • Ardoshir Faramji Kharbardar (died 1953), Indian, Gujarati-language, Parsi poet
  • Sotiris Skipis (died 1951), Greek
  • Deaths

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

  • January 30 – Arthur O'Shaughnessy (born 1844), 36, British poet
  • August 2 – Marcus Clarke (born 1846), 35, Australian novelist and poet
  • September 7 – Sidney Lanier (born 1842), 39, American musician and poet
  • October 12 – Josiah Gilbert Holland (born 1819), 62, American novelist and poet
  • Also – Mangkunegara IV (born 1809), Javanese ruler of Mangkunegaran and poet
  • References

    1881 in poetry Wikipedia

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