1785 in poetry
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- April 14 - Death of English poet William Whitehead in London. Reverend Thomas Warton succeeds him as Poet Laureate of Great Britain after the refusal of William Mason.
- May 22 - Scottish poet Robert Burns' first child, Elizabeth ("Dear-bought Bess"), is born to his mother's servant, Elizabeth Paton.
Works published in English
- William Cowper, The Task, in 6 Books
- Samuel Egerton Brydges, Sonnets and other Poems, published anonymously
- William Combe, The Royal Dream; or, The P[rince] in a Panic, published anonymously
- William Cowper, The Task, Volume 2 of Poems, in addition to the title poem, the book includes "The History of John Gilpin" (a poem first published in 1782), "An Epistle to Joseph Hill, Esq.", "Tirocinium; or, A Review of Schools" (first volume of Poems published 1782, Poems 1815)
- George Crabbe, The News-Paper
- William Hayley, A Philosophical, Historical and Moral Essay on Old Maids
- Samuel Johnson, The Works of Samuel Johnson, poetry and prose in 11 volumes (another two volumes published in 1787 and another in 1788)
- Hannah More, Sensibility: A Poetical Epistle, United Kingdom
- Edward Lovibond, Poems on Several Occasions
- John Wolcot, writing under the pen name "Peter Pindar":
- Robert Burns, "To A Mouse", "Halloween"
- Ann Yearsley, Poems, on Several Occasions
Works published in other languages
- János Bacsanyi, The Valour of the Magyars, Hungary
- Jens Baggesen, Comic Tales, written in imitation of Voltaire; Denmark
- Friedrich Schiller, Ode to Joy, Germany
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 13 - Samuel Woodworth, (died 1842), American author, literary journalist, playwright, librettist, and poet
- March 7 - Alessandro Manzoni (died 1873), Italian poet and novelist
- April 4 - Bettina von Arnim (died 1859), German writer, poet, composer and novelist
- October 18 - Thomas Love Peacock (died 1866), English satirist and writer
- November 13 - Lady Caroline Lamb (died 1828), English aristocrat, novelist and poet
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- April 14 - William Whitehead (born 1715), English poet and playwright
- April 26 - Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff (born 1744), German
- September 17 - Antoine Léonard Thomas, French poet (b. 1732)
- November 25 - Richard Glover (born 1712), English poet
- December 29 - Johan Herman Wessel (born 1742), Norwegian poet
- date unknown:
- "Paton, Elizabeth". The Burns Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
- Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
- Giovanni Bach, Richard Beck, Adolph B. Benson, Axel Johan Uppvall, and others, translated in part and edited by Frederika Blankner, The History of the Scandinavian Literatures: A Survey of the Literatures of the Norway, Sweden, Denamark, Iceland and Finland From Their Origins to the Present Day, p 179, Dial Press, 1938, New York
- Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009
- Mohan, Sarala Jag, Chapter 4: "Twentieth-Century Gujarati Literature" (Google books link), in Natarajan, Nalini, and Emanuel Sampath Nelson, editors, Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996, ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7, retrieved December 10, 2008
- 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