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1896 in poetry

— closing lines of Rudyard Kipling's If—, first published this year


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


  • July 7 – Charles Thomas Wooldridge is hanged at Reading Gaol in England for uxoricide, inspiring fellow-prisoner C.3.3. Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1897).
  • William Morris publishes the Kelmscott Press edition of Chaucer's works
  • Australia

  • John Le Gay Brereton:
  • Perdita, A Sonnet Record
  • The Song of Brotherhood and Other Verses
  • Edward Dyson, Rhymes from the Mines and Other Lines
  • Henry Lawson:
  • In the Days When the World was Wide and Other Verses
  • "The Teams"
  • Banjo Paterson:
  • The Man from Snowy River
  • "Mulga Bill's Bicycle"
  • Canada

  • Bliss Carman, with Richard Hovey, More Songs from Vagabondia, Canadian author published in the United States
  • Charles G. D. Roberts, The Book of the Native
  • Charles Sangster, Our Norland. Toronto: Copp Clark, n.d.
  • Duncan Campbell Scott, In the Village of Viger, Canada
  • Francis Sherman
  • In Memorabilia Mortis. Boston: Copeland and Day.
  • Matins. Boston: Copeland and Day.
  • United Kingdom

  • Hilaire Belloc:
  • The Bad Child's Book of Beasts
  • Verses and Sonnets
  • Laurence Binyon, First Book of London Visions (see also Second Book of London Visions 1899)
  • Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, publishing under the pen name "Anodos", Fancy's Following (see also Fancy's Guerdon 1897)
  • Ernest Christopher Dowson, Verses, including "Non Sum Qualis Eram"
  • A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, including "To an Athlete Dying Young", "Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now" and "When I Was One-and-Twenty"
  • Laurence Houseman, Green Arras
  • Rudyard Kipling, The Seven Seas
  • Alice Meynell, Other Poems
  • Henry Newbolt, "Drake's Drum", published in the St. John's Gazette (first published in book form in Admirals All, and Other Verses 1897)
  • John Cowper Powys, Odes, and Other Poems
  • Arthur Quiller-Couch, Poems and Ballads
  • Christina Rossetti, New Poems, edited by W. M. Rossetti
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, Songs of Travel, and Other Verses
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Tale of Balen
  • William Watson, The Purple East
  • United States

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich:
  • Judith and Holofernes
  • Later Lyrics
  • Bliss Carman, with Richard Hovey, More Songs from Vagabondia, Canadian author published in the United States
  • Emily Dickinson, Poems: Third Series
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lyrics of Lowly Life
  • Lizette Woodworth Reese, A Quiet Road
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson, The Torrent and theNight Before
  • Works published in other languages

  • Nérée Beauchemin, Les floraisons matutinales; the author's first published collection; French language; Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • José Santos Chocano, Azahares, Peru
  • Richard Dehmel, Weib und Welt ("Woman and World"), German
  • Narasinghrao, Hridayaveena containing khandakavyas, garbis (religious, ethical and romantic lyrics), and poems about nature and women (Indian, writing in Gujarati)
  • Tekkan Yosano, Tozai namboku ("East-west, north-south"), tanka poetry, Japan
  • Awards and honors

  • Alfred Austin made Poet Laureate
  • Births

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

  • January 26 – Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (died 1960), New Zealand
  • February 26 – Andrei Zhdanov (died 1948), a Soviet official who persecuted poets, writers and artists under the Zhdanov doctrine
  • May 9 – Austin Clarke (died 1974), Irish poet, playwright and judge
  • August 27 – Kenji Miyazawa 宮沢 賢治 (died 1933), Japanese, early Shōwa period poet and author of children's literature (surname: Miyazawa)
  • September 22 – Uri Zvi Grinberg (died 1981), Jewish
  • October 30 – Kostas Karyotakis (died 1928), Greek
  • December 1 – Teiko Tomita (died 1990), Japanese-born American poet who wrote in Japanese
  • Deaths

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

  • January 8 – Paul Verlaine (born 1844), French
  • March 20 – Alexander McLachlan (born 1818), Scottish-born Canadian
  • May 11 – Henry Cuyler Bunner (born 1855), American novelist and poet
  • October 3 – William Morris (born 1834), English poet, writer, designer and socialist
  • October 29 – Thomas Edward Brown (born 1830), Manx poet writing in English
  • November 26
  • Mathilde Blind (born 1841), German-born British poet writing in English
  • Coventry Patmore (born 1823), English
  • References

    1896 in poetry Wikipedia

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