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1887 in poetry

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



  • George Frederick Cameron, Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death, posthumously published (by his brother).
  • Sarah Anne Curzon, Laura Secord, the Heroine of 1812: A Drama, and Other Poems.
  • Susie Frances ed. The Canadian Birthday Book, poetry anthology. (Toronto: Robinson).
  • William Douw Lighthall, Thoughts, Moods and Ideals: Crimes of Leisure. ("Witness" Printing House).
  • Thomas O'Hagan, A Gate of birginas, Canada
  • United Kingdom

  • William Allingham, Rhymes for Young Folk
  • Robert Browning, Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in their Day
  • Richard Le Gallienne, My Lady's Sonnets
  • George Meredith, Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life
  • Constance Naden, "A modern apostle; The elixir of life; The story of Clarice, and other poems ".
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, Underwoods
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Jubilee
  • Katharine Tynan, Shamrocks, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom
  • United States

  • Charles Follen Adams, Dialect Ballads
  • Bronson Alcott, New Connecticut
  • Arlo Bates, Sonnets in Shadow
  • Palmer Cox, The Brownies: Their Book, children's fictional poetry
  • Emma Lazarus, By The Waters of Babylon
  • Lizette Woodworth Reese, A Branch of May
  • James Whitcomb Riley, Afterwhiles
  • Other in English

  • Henry Lawson, "A Song for the Republic", the author's first published poem, in The Bulletin, October 1 issue; Australia
  • Katharine Tynan, Shamrocks, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom
  • William Butler Yeats, editor, Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland, an anthology, Dublin, Ireland
  • French language

  • François Coppée, Arriere-saison; France
  • Louis-Honoré Fréchette, La légende d'un peuple, the author's best-known work, about episodes of Canadian history; French Canadian author published in Paris, France
  • Stéphane Mallarmé; France:
  • Poésies ("Poetical Works"), in a deluxe, limited edition published in October
  • Album de vers et de prose ("Selected Verse and Prose"), published in December
  • Other languages

  • Narasinghrao, Kusumamala, his first collection of poems, "considered a definite advance in modern Gujarati poetry because of its novel use of poetic diction", according to A handbook of Indian Literature"
  • Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Narada Samvadam, Indian, Telugu-language long poem condemning banal, rule-minded poetry (surname: Veeresalingam)
  • Births

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

  • January 10 – Robinson Jeffers (died 1962), American poet and playwright
  • February 3 – Georg Trakl (suicide 1914), German
  • February 11 – Shinobu Orikuchi 折口 信夫, also known as Chōkū Shaku 釋 迢空 (died 1953), Japanese ethnologist, linguist, folklorist, novelist and poet; a disciple of Kunio Yanagita, he establishes an academic field named "Orikuchiism" (折口学, Orikuchigaku), a mix of Japanese folklore, Japanese classics and Shintō religion (surname: Orikuchi)
  • March 9 – Ion Buzdugan, born Ivan Alexandrovici Buzdâga (died 1967), Bessarabian-Romanian poet, folklorist and politician
  • May 13 – Nagata Mikihiko 長田幹彦 (died 1964), Showa period poet, playwright and screenwriter (surname: Nagata)
  • May 15 – Edwin Muir (died 1959), Scottish poet, novelist and translator
  • May 16 – Jakob van Hoddis (died 1942), German
  • May 31 - Saint-John Perse (died 1975), French diplomat, poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1960
  • June 20 – Kurt Schwitters (died 1947), German
  • June 22 – Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (died 1975), English evolutionary biologist, humanist and internationalist
  • June 28 – Orrick Glenday Johns (died 1946), American poet
  • August 3 – Rupert Brooke (died on active service off Skyros, 1915), English poet
  • August 19 – Francis Ledwidge (killed in action near Ypres in Belgium, 1917), Irish poet, "poet of the blackbirds"
  • September 1 – Blaise Cendrars, pen name of Frédéric Louis Sauser (died 1961), Swiss novelist and poet naturalized as a French citizen in 1916
  • September 7 – Edith Sitwell (died 1964), English poet and critic
  • September 21 – Sir Thomas Herbert Parry-Williams (died 1975), Welsh poet, translator and academic
  • September 16 – Hans Arp (died 1966), German
  • September 27 – Frederick Macartney (died 1980), Australian
  • October 11 – Pierre Jean Jouve (died 1976), French poet and novelist
  • October 30 – Georg Heym (drowned 1912), German poet
  • November 15 – Marianne Moore (died 1972), American Modernist poet and writer
  • December 6 – Minakami Takitarō 水上滝太郎 pen name of Abe Shōzō (died 1940), Japanese, Showa period poet, novelist, literary critic and essayist (surname: Minakami)
  • December 8 – Elizabeth Daryush (died 1977), English poet, daughter of Robert Bridges
  • December 27 – Edward Andrade (died 1971), English physicist and poet.
  • December 30 – K.M. Munshi (died 1971), Indian Gujarati-language novelist, playwright, writer, politician and lawyer
  • Also:
  • Skipwith Cannell (died 1957), American poet associated with the Imagist group (pronounce his last name with the stress on the second syllable)
  • Margaret Curran (died 1962), Australian poet, editor and journalist
  • Alphonse Métérié (died 1967), French newspaper editor, teacher and poet
  • Ramanayan Pathak (died 1955), Indian, Gujarati-language poet and husband of Heeraben Pathak
  • Sukumar Ray (সুকুমার রায়) (died 1923), Indian, Gujarati-language humorous poet, short-story writer and playwright
  • Jatindranath Sengupta (died 1954), Indian, Gujarati-language poet and writer
  • Deaths

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

  • February 27 – Edward Rowland Sill, American
  • October 12 – Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, born Dinah Maria Mulock, also referred to as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik (born 1826), English novelist and poet
  • November 19 – Emma Lazarus (born 1849), American poet who wrote the sonnet "The New Colossus", associated with the Statue of Liberty, where it is engraved on a plaque
  • date not known – Isabella Valancy Crawford (born 1850), Canadian, from heart failure
  • References

    1887 in poetry Wikipedia

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