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1933 in poetry

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  • June – W. H. Auden has his "Vision of Agape".
  • A. E. Housman delivers his influential Leslie Stephen lecture, "The Name and Nature of Poetry", in which he asserts that poetry's function is "to transfuse emotion—not to transmit thought but to set up in the reader's sense a vibration corresponding to what was felt by the writer [...]". He criticizes much of the poetry from the 17th and 18th centuries as deficient in this regard, and condemns Alexander Pope's poetry in particular while praising William Collins, Christopher Smart, William Cowper and William Blake.
  • Black Mountain College founded as a progressive, experimental educational institution which attracts poets who become known as the Black Mountain School of poetry.
  • Geoffrey Grigson founds New Verse (1933–39)
  • Objectivist Press founded
  • Beacon magazine in Trinidad ceases publication (founded in 1931)
  • New Objectivity movement in German literature and art ends with the fall of the Weimar Republic.
  • Canada

  • Leo Kennedy, The Shrouding.
  • Wilson MacDonald, Paul Marchand and Other Poems. Guy Ritter illus., Toronto: Pine Tree Publishing.
  • Frederick George Scott, Selected Poems.
  • India, in English

  • Lotika Ghose, White Dawns of Awakening ( Poetry in English ), Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co.
  • Shriman Narayan, The Fountain of Life ( Poetry in English ), Bombay (second edition, Asia Publishing House, 1961)
  • Maneck B. Pithawalla, Links with the Past ( Poetry in English ), London: Poetry League
  • Mulk Raj Anand, The Golden Breath: Studies in Five Poets of New India, examined Rabindranath Tagore, Mohammad Iqbal, Puran Singh, Sarojini Naidu and Harindranath Chattopadhyay, written in English, India; criticism
  • United Kingdom

  • W. H. Auden, Poems: Second Edition
  • Roy Campbell, Flowering Reeds
  • Cecil Day-Lewis, The Magnetic Mountain
  • John Drinkwater, Summer Harvest
  • Walter de la Mare, The Fleeting, and Other Poems
  • T. S. Eliot’s 1932-33 Norton lectures at Harvard published in November under the title The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism; lectures he delivers at the University of Virginia, are later published in 1934 as After Strange Gods
  • Eleanor Farjeon, Over the Garden Wall
  • John Gawsworth, pen name of Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, Poems 1930–1932
  • Robert Graves, Poems 1930–1933
  • A. E. Housman, Leslie Stephen Lecture at Cambridge, "The Name and Nature of Poetry"
  • D. H. Lawrence, Last Poems
  • Herbert Read, The End of a War
  • Laura Riding, Poet: a Lying Word
  • Vita Sackville-West, Collected Poems
  • Siegfried Sassoon, The Road to Ruin
  • Stephen Spender, Poems
  • William Butler Yeats, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom:
  • Collected Poems
  • The Winding Stair and Other Poems
  • United States

  • Léonie Adams, This Measure
  • Stephen Vincent Benét, with Rosemary Carr Benet, A Book of Americans
  • John Peale Bishop, Now with His Love
  • Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Ballads of Square-Toed Americans
  • Hart Crane, Collected Poems
  • E. E. Cummings, EIMI
  • Horace Gregory, No Retreat
  • Edgar A. Guest, Life's Highway
  • Robert Hillyer, Collected Verse
  • Robinson Jeffers, Give Your Heart to the Hawks
  • Archibald MacLeish:
  • Frescos for Mr. Rockefeller's City
  • Poems
  • Ogden Nash, Happy Days
  • Lizette Woodworth Reese, Pastures
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson, Talifer
  • Sara Teasdale, Strange Victory
  • George Oppen, Discrete Series, published by the Objectivist Press
  • Ezra Pound, editor, Active Anthology, London; American poet published in the United Kingdom
  • Charles Reznikoff, Jerusalem the Golden and In Memoriam: 1933 published by the Objectivist Press
  • William Carlos Williams, Collected Poems, Objectivist Press
  • Twentieth Century Poetry, an Anthology

    These poets were chosen by Harold Monro for the 1933 edition:

    Other in English

  • Kenneth Slessor, Australia:
  • Darlinghurst Nights: and Morning Glories: Being 47 Strange Sights, Sydney
  • Funny Farmyard: Nursery Rhymes and Painting Book, with drawings by Sydney Miller, Sydney: Frank Johnson
  • Allen Curnow, Valley of Decision (R.W. Lowry), New Zealand
  • William Butler Yeats, The Winding Stair and Other Poems, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom
  • France

  • Robert Desnos, Complainte de Fantomas, written for radio
  • Jean Follain, La Main chaude, the author's first book of poems
  • Pierre Jean Jouve, Sueurs de sang
  • Henri Michaux, Un Barbare en Asie
  • Marcelin Pleynet, French poet and art critic
  • Patrice de La Tour du Pin, La Quête de Joie
  • Raymond Queneau, Le Chiendent, a "novel-poem" which won the 1933 Prix des Deux-Magots
  • 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:

  • Anandra Chandra Barua:
  • Parag, Assamese
  • translator, Haphejar Sur, poems by the Persian poet Havij into Assamese
  • G. Sankara Kurup, Surykanti, Malayalam, including poems on mystic experiences and platonic love, written in a style strongly influenced by Rabindranath Tagore and Persian poets
  • Ghulam Ahmad Fazil Kashmiri, Tarana-e-Fazil, Kashmiri
  • Mahavira Prasad Dvivedi Abhinandran Granth, by several authors; an early Hindi example of festschrift honoring an influential editor and arbiter of taste and usage
  • Mu. Raghava Ayyankar, Nallicaippulamai Mellryalarkal, largely based on literary sources, an essay on the women poets of the Sangam Age of Tamil literature
  • Puttaparthi Narayanacharyulu, Penukonda Lakshmi, said to have been written in 1926 when the author was 12 years old; the poem describes Penukonda, Anantapur, a small town that was once capital of the Vijayanagar empire; Telugu
  • Shripada Shastri Hauskar, Sri Sikhaguru-caritamrta, Sanskrit poem on the Sikh gurus
  • Sundaram, writing in Gujarati:
  • Bhagatni Kadvi Vani
  • Kavyamangala
  • V. Venkatarajuly Reddiyar, Paranar, a study of Paranar's poems and their relationship to the Sangam Age; Tamil
  • Spanish language

  • Pedro Salinas, La voz a ti debida ("The Voice Owed to You"); Spain
  • Emilio Vasquez, Altipampa, Peru
  • Emilio Adolfo von Westphalen, Las ínsulas extrañas, Peru
  • Urdu language

  • Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi, Tullu (The Dawn), collection of poems of Zia Fatehabadi published by Saghar Nizami, Adabi Markaz, Meerut, India.
  • Other languages

  • Nis Petersen, En Drift Vers ("A Drove of Verses"), including "Brændende Europa" ("Europe Aflame"), Denmark
  • J. Slauerhoff, Soleares, Netherlands
  • Georg Trakl, Gesang des Abgeschiedenen ("Song of The Departed"); an Austrian native's work published in Germany
  • Awards and honors

  • Guggenheim Fellowship: E.E. Cummings
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Archibald MacLeish: Conquistador
  • Births

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

  • January 3 – Anne Stevenson, American-British poet
  • January 16 – Ivan Chtcheglov (died 1998), French political theorist, activist and poet
  • January 25 – Alden Nowlan, (died 1983), Canadian poet
  • February 5 – B. S. Johnson (Bryan Stanley Johnson; died 1973), English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic and filmmaker
  • February 14 – James Simmons (died 2001), Northern Ireland poet, literary critic and songwriter
  • February 23 – Donna J. Stone née von Schoenweiler (died 1994), American poet and philanthropist, author of Wielder of Words
  • February 24 – Peter Scupham, English
  • February 27 – Edward Lucie-Smith, Jamaican-born British poet and art critic
  • April 2 – Konstantin Pavlov (died 2008), Bulgarian poet and screenwriter who was defiant against his country's communist regime; when censors prevented his works from being published officially in the country from 1966 to 1976, his popularity didn't wane, as Bulgarians clandestinely copied and read his poems
  • April 29 – Rod McKuen (died 2015), American poet and songwriter
  • May 12 – Andrei Voznesensky (died 2010), Russian
  • June 21 – Gerald William Barrax, African American
  • July 18 – Kevin Ireland, New Zealand
  • August 1 or April 11 – Ko Un, born Ko Untae, South Korea
  • August 16 – Reiner Kunze, German
  • September 11 – Robert Fagles, American professor, poet and academic, best known for his many translations of ancient Greek Literature
  • October 21 – Maureen Duffy, British poet, playwright and novelist
  • December 23 – Akihito, Emperor of Japan and poet
  • December 26 – Joe Rosenblatt, Canada
  • Also – Robert Sward, Canadian and American poet, novelist and writer
  • Deaths

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

  • January 21 – George Moore (born 1852), Irish poet and novelist
  • January 29 – Sara Teasdale (born 1884), American lyric poet
  • April 16 – Henry van Dyke (born 1852), American poet, author, educator and clergyman
  • April 29 – Constantine P. Cavafy (born 1863), Greek Alexandrine poet
  • September 21 – Kenji Miyazawa 宮沢 賢治 (born 1896), early Shōwa period Japanese poet and author of children's literature (surname: Miyazawa)
  • November 4 – John Jay Chapman (born 1862), American essayist, poet, author and lawyer
  • December 4 – Stefan George (born 1868), German poet and translator
  • References

    1933 in poetry Wikipedia

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