1642 in poetry
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|List of years in poetry (table)|
|... 1632 . 1633 . 1634 . 1635 . 1636 . 1637 . 1638 ...
1639 1640 1641 -1642- 1643 1644 1645
... 1646 . 1647 . 1648 . 1649 . 1650 . 1651 . 1652 ...
In literature: 1639 1640 1641 -1642- 1643 1644 1645
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- May–June – English Cavalier poet Richard Lovelace is incarcerated in the Gatehouse Prison, Westminster for defying Parliament, during which time he perhaps writes To Althea, from Prison
- John Denham, Cooper's Hill, the first example in English of a poem devoted to local description, in this case the Thames scenery around the author's home at Egham in Surrey; the poem was rewritten many times and later received high praise from Samuel Johnson, although Denham's reputation later ebbed
- Arthur Johnston, died 1641, Opera, Scottish poet writing in Latin
- Sir Francis Kynaston, Leoline and Sydanis
- Henry More, Psychodia Platonica; or, A Platonicall Song of the Soul
- Alexander Ross, Mel Heliconium; or, Poeticall Honey
- John Taylor, Mad Fashions, Odd Fashions, All Out of Fashions; or, The Emblems of those Distracted Times
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- Abdul-Qādir Bēdil (died 1720), Persian poet and Sufi
- Vincenzo da Filicaja (died 1707), Italian poet
- Ihara Saikaku (died 1693), Japanese poet and creator of the "floating world" genre of Japanese prose, ukiyo-zōshi
- Thomas Shadwell (died 1692), English poet and playwright who was appointed poet laureate in 1689
- Edward Taylor (died 1729), Colonial American poet, physician, and clergyman
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- June 1 – Sir John Suckling (born 1609), English
- John Chalkhill (born 1594), English
- Francis Kynaston (born 1587), English courtier, poet and translator
- James Mabbe (born 1572), English poet
- 17th century in poetry
- 17th century in literature
- Cavalier poets in England, who supported the monarch against the puritans in the English Civil War
- Wood, Anthony. Athenæ Oxonienses.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: : America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books