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1890 in poetry

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  • Rhymers' Club founded in London by William Butler Yeats and Ernest Rhys as a group of like-minded poets who met regularly and published anthologies in 1892 and 1894; attendees included Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, Richard Le Gallienne, John Davidson, Edwin Ellis, Victor Plarr, Selwyn Image, A. S. Hillier, John Todhunter, Arthur Symons, Ernest Radford and Thomas William Rolleston; Oscar Wilde attended some meetings held in private homes
  • Dove Cottage, Grasmere, acquired by the Wordsworth Trust.
  • United Kingdom

  • Richard Garnett, Iphigenia in Delphi
  • W. S. Gilbert, Songs of a Songbird
  • William McGonagall, Poetic Gems
  • Walter Pater, Appreciations with an Essay on Style
  • Christina Rossetti, Poems
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, Ballads
  • William Watson, Wordsworth's Grave, and Other Poems
  • W. B. Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree (poem) first published, in The National Observer (London) on December 13 (first published in a book, The Countess Kathleen, and Various Legends and Lyrics, in 1892)
  • United States

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Wyndham Towers
  • Madison Cawein, Lyrics and Idyls
  • Emily Dickinson's Poems published posthumously
  • John Hay, Poems
  • Joaquin Miller, In Classic Shades and Other Poems
  • James Whitcomb Riley, Rhymes of Childhood
  • Richard Henry Stoddard, The Lion's Cub; with Other Verse
  • John Greenleaf Whittier, At Sundown
  • Other in English

  • Seranus, Four Ballads and a Play., Canada.
  • Banjo Paterson, "The Man From Snowy River", Australia
  • France

  • Paul Claudel, Tête d'or
  • François Coppée, Paroles sinceres
  • Paul Valéry, Album de vers anciens, published starting this year and ending in 1900
  • Other languages

  • Naim Frashëri, Lulet e verës ("Summer Flowers"), Albania
  • Stefan George, Hymnen ("Hymns"), 18 poems written reflecting Symbolism; dedicated to Carl August Klein; limited, private edition; German
  • Herman Gorter, Verzen ("Verses"), Netherlands
  • Władysław Mickiewicz, Vie d'Adam Mickiewicz ("Life of Adam Mickiewicz"), four volumes, Poznań, Poland, published beginning this year and through 1895; written by the poet's son
  • Rabindranath Tagore, Manasi, Bengal
  • Births

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

  • January 2 (21 December 1889 O.S.) – Henrik Visnapuu (died 1951), Estonian poet and dramatist
  • January 11 – Oswald de Andrade (died 1954), Brazilian poet and polemicist
  • January 12 (31 December 1889 O.S.) – Johannes Vares (Barbarus) (committed suicide 1946), Estonian poet, doctor and radical politician
  • February 10 – Boris Pasternak (died 1960), Russian novelist, writer and poet
  • February 22 – Hinatsu Kōnosuke 日夏耿之介, a pen-name of Higuchi Kunito (died 1971), Japanese poet, editor and academic known for romantic and gothic poetry patterned after English literature; fervent Roman Catholic, co-founder, with Horiguchi Daigaku and Saijo Yaso, of Shijin ("Poets") magazine
  • May 18 – Zora Cross (died 1964), Australian poet, novelist and journalist
  • May 31 – James Devaney (died 1976), Australian poet, novelist, and journalist
  • August 15 – Tsugi Takano 鷹野 つぎ (died 1943), Japanese novelist and poet (a woman)
  • August 28 – Ivor Gurney (died 1937), English composer and poet
  • August 31 (August 19 O.S.) – August Alle (died 1952), Estonian writer and poet
  • September 10
  • Marie Heiberg (died insane 1942), Estonian poet
  • Franz Werfel (died 1945), Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet writing in German
  • September 24 – A. P. Herbert, (died 1971), English writer, humorist and writer of light verse, most of it appearing in Punch
  • November 25 – Isaac Rosenberg, (killed 1918), English war poet
  • December 13 – Dulcie Deamer (died 1972), Australian novelist, poet, journalist and actor
  • Also:
  • Balakavi, pen name of Tryambak Bapuji Thomare (died 1918), Indian, Marathi-language poet
  • Ramanlal V. Desai (died 1954), Indian, Gujarati-language novelist, short-story writer and poet
  • Sumatiben Mehta (died 1911), Indian, Gujarati-language woman poet
  • Jun Tanaka 田中純 (died 1966), Japanese, Showa period poet
  • Deaths

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

  • January 2 – George Henry Boker, 66 (born 1823), American poet, playwright, and diplomat
  • August 10 – John Boyle O'Reilly, 46 (born 1844), Irish-born poet, novelist and newspaper editor, transported as a convict to Australia and escaped to the United States
  • August 11 – John Henry Newman, 89 (born 1801), English Roman Catholic cardinal, theologian, author and poet
  • August 25 – Emily Manning ("Australie"), 45 (born 1845), Australian poet and journalist
  • September 7 – Mary Mackellar, 55 (born 1834), Scottish poet and translator
  • References

    1890 in poetry Wikipedia

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