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1904 in poetry

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


  • 1 Events
  • 2 Works published in English
    • 21 United Kingdom
    • 22 United States
    • 23 Other in English
  • 3 Works published in other languages
  • 4 Births
  • 5 Deaths
  • 6 Awards and honors
  • 7 See also
  • 8 Notes


  • Nobel Prize in Literature is shared by French poet Frédéric Mistral and Spanish dramatist José Echegaray y Eizaguirre
  • The National Monthly in Canada publishes an article by Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer on Charles G D Roberts titled "The Father of Canadian Poetry", a title which stuck to Roberts, an influential poet, long afterward

Works published in English

United Kingdom

  • John Davidson, The Testament of a Prime Minister
  • Ford Madox Ford, The Face of the Night
  • Thomas Hardy, The Dynasts: A drama of the Napoleonic Wars, Part I, followed by Part II 1906 and Part III 1908
  • Henry Newbolt, Songs of the Sea
  • Alfred Noyes, Poems
  • AE George William Russell, The Divine Vision, and Other Poems
  • Christina Rossetti, Poetical Works, edited by W M Rossetti
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Channel Passage, and Other Poems
  • William Watson, For England

United States

  • Florence Earle Coates 1850–1927, Mine and Thine
  • Joel Chandler Harris, The Tar Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus
  • Josephine Preston Peabody, Pan, A Choric Idyl
  • Carl Sandburg, In Reckless Ecstasy
  • John B Tabb, The Rosary in Rhyme

Other in English

  • Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Between the Light, Canada
  • Nagesh Vishwanath Pai also spelled "Nagesh Vishwvanath Pai", Angel of Misfortune, India, Indian poetry in English
  • Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald, The Radiant Road, Canada

Works published in other languages

  • Alexander Blok, Stikhi o prekrasnoi Dame "Verses to the Beautiful Lady", Russia, an early work of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry
  • Constantine P Cavafy, Waiting for the Barbarians, Greece
  • José Santos Chocano, Los cantos del Pacífico "The Songs of the Pacific", Peru
  • Sophus Claussen, Djavlerier "Diableries", Denmark
  • Zinaida Gippius, «Собрание стихов 1889–1903» "Collected Poems, 1889–1903", Russia
  • Pamphile Lemay, Les gouttelettes, sonnet sequence, French language, Canada
  • Saint-John Perse, pen name of Marie-René Alexis Saint-Léger, Images à Crusoé, published when the author is 17 years old, France
  • Charles Van Lerberghe, La Chanson d'Ève, France
  • Swami Vivekananda, Nachuk Tahate Shyama, India, Bengali


Death years link to the corresponding " in poetry" article:

  • January 21 – Richard P Blackmur died 1965, American poet and critic
  • January 23 – Louis Zukofsky died 1978, American poet and co-founder and primary theorist of the Objectivist group of poets
  • February 2 – A R D Fairburn died 1957, New Zealander
  • February 9 – Kikuko Kawakami 川上 喜久子 died 1985, Japanese Showa period novelist, short-story writer and poet, a woman
  • April 5 – Richard Eberhart died 2005, American poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1966 and a National Book Award in 1977
  • April 27 – Cecil Day-Lewis died 1972, Anglo-Irish poet, British Poet Laureate from 1967 to 1972, and mystery writer
  • May 13 – Earle Birney died 1995, Canadian poet and two-time winner of the Governor General's Award for Literature in 1942 and 1945
  • May 20 – Nagai Tatsuo 永井龍男, used the pen-name of "Tomonkyo" for his poetry died 1990, Japanese Showa period novelist, short-story writer, haiku poet, editor and journalist
  • May 26 – Necip Fazıl Kısakürek died 1983, Turkish
  • June 13 – John K Ewers died 1978, Australian
  • July 5 – Harold Acton died 1994, Anglo-Italian writer, scholar and dilettante
  • July 12 – Pablo Neruda died 1973, Chilean writer and Communist politician
  • August 15 – Subedar Mahmoodmiya Mohammad Imam, popularly known as "Asim Randeri" died 2009, Indian, Gujarati-language ghazal poet
  • October 21 – Patrick Kavanagh died 1967, Irish poet and novelist
  • October 29 – Audrey Alexandra Brown died 1998, Canadian
  • December 21 – Johannes Edfelt died 1997, Swedish poet
  • December 28 – Hori Tatsuo 堀 辰雄 died 1953, Japanese Showa period writer, poet and translator
  • December 31 – Fumiko Hayashi 林 芙美子 born this year or 1903 sources disagree – 1951, Japanese novelist, writer and poet a woman
  • Also:
    • J A R McKellar died 1932, Australian
    • Premendra Mitra died 1988, Bengali poet, novelist, short-story writer, including thrillers and science fiction
    • Alexander Vvedensky died 1941, Russian avant-garde poet


  • January 3 – Larin Paraske, 70 born 1833, Finnish Izhorian oral poet and rune-singer
  • January 8 – John Farrell born 1851, Australian
  • March 24 – Sir Edwin Arnold, 71, English poet and journalist
  • July 6 – Abai Qunanbaiuly, 58 born 1845, Kazakh poet, composer, philosopher and cultural reformer
  • October 4 – Adela Florence Nicolson, 39, English poet writing under the pseudonym "Laurence Hope", of suicide
  • October 11 – Trumbull Stickney, 40, American classical scholar and poet, from a brain tumor
  • October 17 – Ștefan Petică, 27 born 1877, Romanian Symbolist poet and writer, of tuberculosis

Awards and honors

See also

  • Poetry portal
  • 20th century in poetry
  • 20th century in literature
  • List of years in poetry
  • List of years in literature
  • French literature of the 20th century
  • Silver Age of Russian Poetry
  • Young Poland Młoda Polska a modernist period in Polish arts and literature, roughly from 1890 to 1918
  • Poetry


  1. ^ a b c Garvin, John William, editor, Canadian Poets anthology, published by McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1916, retrieved via Google Books, June 5, 2009
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ a b c d e Web page titled "A Time-Line of Poetry in English" at the Representative Poetry Online website of the University of Toronto, retrieved December 20, 2008
  4. ^ a b c d Ludwig, Richard M, and Clifford A Nault, Jr, Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press "If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year" — from the Preface, p vi
  5. ^ Das, Sisir Kumar, "A Chronology of Literary Events / 1911–1956", in Das, Sisir Kumar and various, History of Indian Literature: 1911-1956: struggle for freedom: triumph and tragedy, Volume 2, 1995, published by Sahitya Akademi, ISBN 978-81-7201-798-9, retrieved via Google Books on December 23, 2008
  6. ^ Datta, Amaresh, and others, Encyclopaedia of Indian literature, Volume 2, "Epic - English" article, p 1176, published by Sahitya Akademi, 1988, ISBN 81-260-1194-7, ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0
  7. ^ Web page titled "José Santos Chocano" Archived 2012-08-23 at the Wayback Machine at the Jaume University website, retrieved August 29, 2011
  8. ^ Preminger, Alex and T V F Brogan, et al, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993 New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  9. ^ Story, Noah, The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature, "Poetry in French" article, pp 651-654, Oxford University Press, 1967
  10. ^ Bree, Germaine, Twentieth-Century French Literature, translated by Louise Guiney, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983
  11. ^ Hartley, Anthony, editor, The Penguin Book of French Verse: 4: The Twentieth Century, Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967
  12. ^ Originally published in Vivekodayam
  13. ^ "http://timesofindiaindiatimescom/Cities/Surat_Ghazal_poet_Asim_Randeri_dies/articleshow/4089304cms", article, February 6, 2009, The Times of India, retrieved February 13, 2009
  14. ^ "McKellar, John Alexander Ross 1904-1932" Australian Dictionary of Biography Retrieved 2007-10-02 

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