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1894 in poetry

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  • April — The Yellow Book first published (continues to 1897).
  • November 8 — Robert Frost's poem "My Butterfly" is published on this date in the New York Independent, marking the first sale of his poetry. He earned $15.
  • December 22 — Claude Debussy's symphonic poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, a free interpretation of Stéphane Mallarmé's 1876 poem, "L'après-midi d'un faune", is premièred in Paris.
  • Canada

  • Bliss Carman, Low Tide on Grand Pré (original edition, 1983)
  • Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey (an American), Songs from Vagabondia
  • Frederick George Scott, My Lattice and Other Poems
  • Arthur Stringer, Watchers of Twilight, and Other Poems
  • United Kingdom

  • Laurence Binyon, Lyric Poems
  • Robert Browning, Asolando
  • Bliss Carman (Canadian) and Richard Hovey (American), Songs from Vagabondia
  • John Davidson, Ballads and Songs, including "Thirty Bob a Week"
  • Edmund Gosse, In Russet and Silver
  • Selwyn Image, Poems and Carols
  • Robert Fuller Murray, Robert F. Murray: His Poems with a Memoir (posthumous, edited by Andrew Lang)
  • AE, pen name of George William Russell, Homeward
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, Astrophel and Other Poems
  • Katharine Tynan, Cuckoo Songs
  • William Watson, Odes and Other Poems
  • Oscar Wilde, The Sphinx
  • W.B. Yeats, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom, The Land of Heart's Desire
  • United States

  • Bliss Carman, Songs from Vagabondia, with Richard Hovey, a Canadian author published in the United States
  • Ina Coolbrith, The Singer of the Sea
  • Benjamin Franklin King, Jr., Ben King's Verse (posthumous; 2nd edition 1898)
  • George Santayana, Sonnets and Other Verses
  • John B. Tabb, Poems
  • Other in English

  • Henry Lawson, Short Stories in Prose and Verse, Australia
  • Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, Mayura Sandesam, a sandesa kavya ("message poem") written on the model of Kalidasa's Meghaduta, India, Sanskrit
  • W.B. Yeats, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom, The Land of Heart's Desire
  • Works published in other languages

  • Francis Jammes, Vers, (also 1892 and 1893); France
  • Henry Alfred Krishnapillai, Rakshanya Yatrikam ("The journey of salvation"), India, Tamil language
  • Pierre Louÿs, Les Chansons de Bilitis ("The Songs of Bilitis"), erotic prose poems; Paris
  • Tekkan Yosano, Bokoku no on ("Obligation to the Fatherland"), a collection of literary criticism, Japan
  • Births

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

  • January 2 – Robert Nathan (died 1985), American poet and novelist
  • January 10 – Bochō Yamamura 山村 暮鳥 (died 1924), Japanese vagabond Christian preacher who gains attention as a writer of tales and songs for children and as a poet
  • May 21 – Eileen Duggan (died 1972), New Zealand
  • June 14 – W. W. E. Ross (died 1966), Canadian geophysicist and Imagist poet
  • June 16 – Ogiwara Seisensui 荻原井泉水, pen name of Ogiwara Tōkichi (died 1976), Japanese haiku poet in the Taishō and Showa periods (surname: Ogiwara)
  • August 31 – Charles Reznikoff, American poet, part of the Objectivist poetry movement
  • October 4 – Jun Tsuji 辻 潤 (died 1944), Japanese author, poet, essayist, musician and bohemian (surname: Tsuji)
  • October 7 – Doris Huestis Speirs (died 1989), Canadian painter, ornithologist and poet
  • October 14 – E. E. Cummings (died 1962), American poet and painter
  • October 18 – H. L. Davis (died 1960), American fiction writer and poet
  • October 22 – Paul Grano (died 1975), Australian poet and journalist
  • December 26 – Jean Toomer, American poet and novelist, part of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Zahida Khatun Sherwani, writing as Zay Khay Sheen (died 1922), Indian Urdu language woman poet
  • Deaths

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

  • January 24 – Constance Fenimore Woolson (born 1840), American novelist, short-story writer and poet; a grandniece of James Fenimore Cooper
  • April 7 – Benjamin Franklin King, Jr. (born 1857), American poet and humorist
  • April 18 – Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (born 1838), Bengali poet, novelist, essayist and journalist
  • May 16 – Kitamura Tokoku 北村透谷, pen-name of Kitamura Montaro (born 1868), Japanese, late Meiji period poet, essayist and a founder of the modern Japanese romantic literary movement (surname: Kitamura)
  • May 26 – Roden Noel (born 1834), English poet
  • July 17 – Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (born 1818), French poet of the Parnassian movement
  • August 25 – Celia Thaxter (born 1835), American poet and story writer
  • September 5 – Augusta Webster (born 1837), English poet
  • October 7 – Oliver Wendell Holmes (born 1809), American physician, professor and poet
  • October 28 – John Askham (born 1825), English shoemaker and poet
  • December 3 – Robert Louis Stevenson (born 1850), Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer, of a brain haemorrhage, in Samoa
  • December 29 – Christina Rossetti (born 1830), English poet, of cancer
  • Also:
  • Robert Fuller Murray (born 1863), American-born Scottish poet, of consumption
  • Perunnelli Krishnan Vaidyar (born 1863), Indian, Malayalam-language poet
  • References

    1894 in poetry Wikipedia

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