1838 in poetry
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|List of years in poetry (table)|
|... 1828 . 1829 . 1830 . 1831 . 1832 . 1833 . 1834 ...
1835 1836 1837 -1838- 1839 1840 1841
... 1842 . 1843 . 1844 . 1845 . 1846 . 1847 . 1848 ...
In literature: 1835 1836 1837 -1838- 1839 1840 1841
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- Jane Johnston Schoolcraft writes the first known poems in the Ojibwe language.
- William Wordsworth granted an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree by Durham University.
- Elizabeth Barrett, later Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Seraphim, and Other Poems
- Alexander Bethune, written with John Bethune, Tales and Sketches of the Scottish Peasantry
- Richard Hurrell Froude, edited by John Keble and John Henry Newman, Remains of the late Richard Hurrell Froude, published posthumously
- Leigh Hunt publishes Abou Ben Adhem and "Jenny Kissed Me"
- Robert Southey, The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, volumes 3-5 (first two volumes published in 1837)
- Isaac Williams, The Cathedral; or, The Catholic and Apostolic Church in England
- William Wordsworth's The Sonnets of William Wordsworth
- George Moses Horton, Hope of Liberty — Poems by a Slave, a third edition of Hope of Liberty, originally published in 1829 together with poetry by Phillis Wheatley; a second edition was published in Philadelphia in 1837 by an abolitionist group, as was this Boston edition; Horton (still alive, unlike Wheatley) received no royalties (although he slave was trying to earn money for his freedom), and likely didn't even know that these editions had been published in the North
- James Russell Lowell, "Class Poem", the author's first published poem, a satire on new ideas and reforms, including Transcendentalism, abolitionism, women's rights and temperance; Lowell later supported many of these ideas and grew to regret writing humorously at their expense
- George Pope Morris, The Deserted Bride and Other Poems, the first of numerous editions; includes the author's most popular poem, "Woodman, Spare That Tree!" (which had originally been published in the New York Mirror 1830)
- John Greenleaf Whittier, Poems, expanded edition of the unauthorized work published in 1837
- Emil Aarestrup, Digte ("Poems"), also called Erotiske Situationer ("Erotic Situations"); Denmark
- August Kopisch, Agrumi, volksthümliche Posien aus allen Mundarten Italiens und seiner Inseln, Germany
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 29 - David Gray, Scottish (died 1861)
- February 5 (?) - Abram Joseph Ryan, American (died 1886)
- February 16 - Henry Adams, American historian and poet (died 1918)
- February 22 - Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, American (died 1912)
- June 26 - Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bengali (died 1894)
- September 21 - Charles Mair, Canadian (died 1927)
- October 8 - John Hay, American statesman and poet (died 1905)
- Date not known:
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- March 12 - Richard Polwhele, Cornish historian and poet (born 1760)
- July 11 - Charles Morris, Anglo Irish army officer and songwriter (born c. 1745)
- October 15 - Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English (born 1802)
- November 7 - Anne Grant, Scottish poet and author (born 1755)
- November 25 - Margaret Miller Davidson, American, sister to Lucretia Maria Davidson (born 1823)
- December 18 - Annabella Plumptre, English writer and poet (born 1769)
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- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Rubin, Louis D., Jr., The Literary South, John Wiley & Sons, 1979, ISBN 0-471-04659-0
- 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
- "Dictionary of Literary Biography on Emil Aarestrup" article, BookRags website, retrieved March 25, 2009. Archived 2009-05-03.
- Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications