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1927 in poetry

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  • June 29 – T. S. Eliot enters the Church of England; in November he takes British citizenship.
  • July 7 – James Joyce's collection Pomes Penyeach is published by Shakespeare and Company in Paris.
  • August – T. S. Eliot's poem Journey of the Magi is published in Faber and Gwyer's Ariel poems series (London) illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer.
  • Canada

  • Alfred Bailey, 'Songs of the Saguenay and other poems.
  • Wilson MacDonald, An Ode On The Diamond Jubilee Of Confederation. Toronto: W. MacDonald.
  • E. J. Pratt, The Iron Door: An Ode, Toronto: Macmillan.
  • Charles G.D. Roberts, The Vagrant of Time. (Toronto: Ryerson).
  • India in English

  • Swami Ananda Acharya:
  • Sara and other poems (Poetry in English), Roros, Norway: Odegards Trykkeri 106 pages
  • Arctic Swallows (Poetry in English)
  • Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Collected Plays and Poems, 44 sonnets Madras: printed at Hogarth Press
  • Joseph Furtado, A Goan Fiddler (Poetry in English)
  • Peroze P. Meherjee, Poems in Prose (Poetry in English), London: Luzac and Co., posthumously published (died 1925)
  • Gwendoline Goodwin, editor, An Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry, London: John Murray; anthology (Poetry in English), published in the United Kingdom
  • Ireland

  • James Joyce, Pomes Penyeach, published in Paris
  • W.B. Yeats:
  • October Blast, including "Among School Children", published in the United Kingdom
  • Stories of Red Hanrahan and the Secret Rose, poetry and fiction
  • United Kingdom

  • G. K. Chesterton, Collected Poems
  • Joe Corrie, The Image o' God and Other Poems, Scottish poet
  • W. H. Davies, A Poet's Calendar
  • T. S. Eliot
  • Journey of the Magi
  • "Salutation" (later to become part II of Ash-Wednesday, published in 1930) is published in December in Saturday Review of Literature; also published in January 1928 in Eliot's own Criterion magazine
  • Gwendoline Goodwin, editor, An Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry, London: John Murray; anthology; Indian poetry in English, published in the United Kingdom
  • Robert Graves, Poems 1914–26
  • Teresa Hooley, Songs of All Seasons
  • Violet Jacob, The Northern Lights and other poems, Scottish poet
  • A. A. Milne, Now We are Six
  • William Plomer, Notes for Poems
  • Edith Sitwell, Rustic Elegies
  • Osbert Sitwell, England Reclaimed
  • Iris Tree, The Traveller and other Poems
  • Humbert Wolfe
  • Cursory Rhymes
  • Requiem
  • W.B. Yeats
  • October Blast, including "Among School Children", Irish poet published in the United Kingdom
  • Stories of Red Hanrahan and the Secret Rose, poetry and fiction
  • United States

  • Sherwood Anderson, A New Testament
  • Countee Cullen, Copper Sun
  • Donald Davidson, The Tall Men
  • Langston Hughes, Fine Clothes to the Jew
  • Robinson Jeffers, The Women at Point Sur
  • James Weldon Johnson:
  • God's Trombones
  • God's Promises
  • Amy Lowell, Ballads for Sale
  • John Livingston Lowes, The Road to Xanadu, a book on the composition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" (scholarship)
  • Don Marquis, archy and mehitabel, presented fictionally as a collection of vers libre poems typed by a former-poet-turned-cockroach who jumps on the keys of a typewriter
  • Charles Reznikoff, Five Groups of Verse self-published in 375 copies and containing material from his earlier "Uriel Accosta: A Play" and A Fourth Group of Verse (1921)
  • Other in English

  • Shaw Neilson, New Poems, Sydney, Bookfellow, Australia
  • France

  • Guillaume Apollinaire, pen name of Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky, Julie; ou, La Rose, posthumously published (died 1918)
  • Jean Cocteau, Opéra, Oeuvres poétiques
  • Robert Desnos, La liberté ou l'amour! ("Liberty or Love!")
  • Henri Michaux,Qui je fus("Who I Was"), Paris: N.R.D.
  • Charles Vildrac, Prolongements, France
  • Indian subcontinent

    Including all of the British colonies that later became India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Listed alphabetically by first name, regardless of surname:


  • Jibanananda Das, Jhara Palak, the author's first book of poems; Bengali
  • Mohitlal Majumdar, Bismarani, Bengali
  • Yatindranath Sengupta, Marusikha, Bengali
  • Other Indian languages

  • Bhai Vir Singh, Bijalian De Har, short poems, mostly lyrical and didactic, Punjabi
  • Muhammad Iqbal, Zabur-i-Ajam ("Persian Psalms") including the poems "Gulshan-i Raz-i Jadid" ("New Garden of Secrets") and "Bandagi Nama" ("Book of Slavery"), India
  • Yaganab Changezi and Mirza Yas (writing under the pen name "Husain"), Ayat-i Vijdani, Urdu
  • Keshavlal Dhruv, ed., Pandarma Shatakna Prachin Gurjar Kavyo, compilation of 15th-century Gujarati poems
  • Ratnahas, Harishchandrakhyan, translated by Keshavlal Dhruv
  • Peru

  • Carlos Oquendo de Amat, 5 metros de poemas ("5 Meters of Poems")
  • Spain

  • Rafael Alberti, El alba del alheli (1925–1926) ("The Dawn of the Wallflower")
  • Luis Cernuda, Perfil del aire ("Profile of Air", which later appeared as Primeras poesías ["First Poems"] in the author's complete works, La realidad y el deseo ["Reality and Desire"])
  • Federico García Lorca, Canciones ("Songs")
  • Miguel de Unamuno, Romancero del destierro ("Ballads of Exile")
  • Other languages

  • Vladislav Khodasevich, European Night, Russian poet published in Germany
  • Awards and honors

  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Leonora Speyer, Fiddler's Farewell
  • Births

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

  • January 8 – Charles Tomlinson (died 2015), English poet, translator, academic and artist
  • February 1 – Galway Kinnell (died 2014), American poet
  • February 16 – Pearse Hutchinson (died 2012), Scottish-born Irish poet, broadcaster and translator
  • April 8
  • Judson Jerome (died 1991), American poet
  • Phyllis Webb, Canadian poet and radio broadcaster
  • April 12 – Don Coles, Canadian poet
  • June 7 – Martin Carter (died 1997), Guyanese poet
  • June 20 – Simin Behbahani (died 2014), Persian poet
  • June 26 – Robert Kroetsch (died 2011), Canadian poet and novelist
  • July 9 – David Diop (died 1960), French Senegalese poet
  • July 22 – John Tripp (died 1986), Anglo-Welsh poet in whose memory the annual John Tripp Spoken Poetry Award is presented
  • July 28 – John Ashbery, American poet, former chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • August 6 – Richard Murphy, Irish-born poet
  • August 7 – Larry Eigner (died 1996), American poet, early in his career associated with the Black Mountain poets; later recognized as precursor to other poetic movements, e.g., Language poetry
  • August 15 – Patrick Galvin (died 2011), Irish poet and dramatist
  • September 7 – Molly Holden (died 1981), English poet
  • September 30 – W. S. Merwin, American poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • October 16 – Günter Grass (died 2015), German author and poet, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • October 19 – Edwin Brock (died 1997), English poet
  • October 20 – Oskar Pastior (died 2006), Romanian-born German poet and translator
  • November 20 – Kikuo Takano (died 2006), Japanese poet and mathematician
  • December 3 – James Wright, (died 1980), American poet
  • Deaths

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

  • April 6 – Florence Earle Coates (born 1850), American poet, dies in Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia
  • June 9 – Adolfo León Gómez (born 1857), Colombian poet
  • July 5 – Lesbia Harford (born 1892), Australian poet
  • July 7 – Charles Mair (born 1838), Canadian poet
  • September 14 – Hugo Ball (born 1886), German Dada author and poet
  • October 8 – Ricardo Güiraldes (born 1886), Argentine-born novelist and poet
  • October 26 – Yagi Jūkichi, 八木重吉 (born 1898), Japanese poet (surname: Yagi)
  • References

    1927 in poetry Wikipedia