1791 in poetry
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- William Bartram's Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws contains enthusiastic descriptions of scenery that influence writers including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who calls the book one of "high merit", and William Wordsworth.
- Scottish poet and exciseman Robert Burns moves to Dumfries.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge composes "On Quitting School", marking his transfer from Christ's Hospital school to Jesus College, Cambridge, although it will not be published until 1834, after his death.
Works published in English
- John Aikin, Poems
- William Blake, published anonymously, "The French Revolution"
- Robert Burns, "Tam o' Shanter", published in the Edinburgh Herald March 18; also published in F. Grose, The Antiquities of Scotland, volume 2, this year
- William Cowper, The Iliad and the Odyssey
- Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden, consisting of two poems about scientific matters and their implications: "The Loves of the Plants", which became popular when it was originally published separately in 1789, and "The Economy of Vegetation", which celebrates technological innovation, scientific discovery and offers scientific theories. The poems, thought to be associated with the politics of the French Revolution and sexual licentiousness, were controversial (see the parody Loves of the Triangles 1798)
- William Gifford, published anonymously, The Baviad
- Francis Grose, The Antiquities of Scotland, Volume 2 (Volume 1 published in 1789), including "Tam o' Shanter" by Robert Burns
- George Huddesford, editor and author, published anonymously, Salmagundi: A miscellaneous combination of original poetry, largely written by Huddesford
- Richard Polwhele, Poems
- Christopher Smart, The Poems of the late Christopher Smart, edited by Francis Newbey, assisted by Smart's nephew, Christopher Hunter
- Richard Alsop, Theodore Dwight, Elihu Hubbard Smith, Lemuel Hopkins and Mason Cogswell, The Echo, Federalist verse satire ridiculing Thomas Jefferson and other anti-Federalists; published first in the American Mercury
- Benjamin Youngs Prime, Columbia's Glory, depicting the Revolutionary War, the only work by the author to be published under his own name
- Jenny Fenno, Occasional Compositions in Prose and Verse, United States
- Thomas Morris, Miscellanies in Prose and Verse
- Benjamin Youngs Prime, Columbia's Glory, or British Pride Humbled
Works published in other languages
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 15 – Franz Grillparzer (died 1872), Austrian dramatic poet
- June 9 – John Howard Payne, (died 1852), American actor, playwright, author and American consul in Tunis (1842–1852); most remembered as creator of "Home! Sweet Home!"
- September 1 – Lydia Sigourney died 1865), American
- September 7 – Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (died 1863), Italian poet famous for his sonnets in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome
- December 14:
- date not known
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 11 – William Williams Pantycelyn (born 1717), Wales poet, prose and hymn writer
- June 27 – Johann Heinrich Merck (born 1741), German critic, essayist, editor, writer and poet; from suicide
- September 17 – Tomás de Iriarte y Oropesa (born 1750), Spanish
- October 10 – Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (born 1739), German poet, organist, composer and journalist
- Carruth, Gorton (1993). The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates (9th ed.). HarperCollins.
- Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, 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
- Davis, Cynthia J., and Kathryn West, Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History, Oxford University Press US, 1996 ISBN 978-0-19-509053-6, retrieved via Google Books on February 7, 2009
- Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
- Web page titled "Basílio da Gama/Bibliografia" at the Academia Brasilia Letros website, retrieved February 4, 2009
- Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009
- Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications