1888 in poetry
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- June 3 – American writer Ernest Thayer's baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" is first published (under the pen name "Phin") as the last of his humorous contributions to The San Francisco Examiner.
- William Wilfred Campbell, Snowflakes and sunbeams. St. Stephen, NB: St. Croix Courier Press. Published at author's expense.
- Archibald Lampman, Among the Millet. His first book of poems, including "Heat". Published at author's expense.
- Frederick George Scott, The Soul's Quest, and Other Poems.
- William Allingham, Flower Pieces, and Other Poems, illustrated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- Sir Edwin Arnold, translator from the Persian by Sa'di, With Sa'di in the Garden; or, The Book of Love
- Matthew Arnold, Essays in Criticism, Second Series (see also Essays in Criticism 1865, 1910)
- W. E. Henley, A Book of Verses
- Andrew Lang, Grass of Parnassus
- George Meredith, A Reading of Earth
- William Wordsworth, The Recluse, printed from the original manuscript; Wordsworth's plan was to write a long autobiographical poem of three parts and a prelude (see also The Excursion 1814 and The Prelude 1850) posthumously published
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Before the Curfew and Other Poems
- James Russell Lowell:
- Herman Melville, John Marr and Other Sailors
- Thomas Nelson Page and A. C. Gordon, Befo' de War
- James Whitcomb Riley:
- Ernest Thayer, "Casey at the Bat"
- Walt Whitman, November Boughs
- Rubén Darío, Azul
- James Russell Lowell, Heartsease and Rue
- Władysław Mickiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz, sa vie et son œuvre ("Adam Mickiewicz: His Life and Works"), biography written by and collected works edited by the author's son, translated from the original Polish into French, Paris
- I. L. Peretz, "Monish", Polish poet writing in Yiddish
- Andrejs Pumpurs, Lāčplēsis ("The Bear-Slayer"), Latvia
Awards and honors
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Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- March 30 – Julian Grenfell (died 1915), English soldier and poet
- June 13 – Fernando Pessoa (died 1935), Portuguese poet and writer
- April 30 – John Crowe Ransom (died 1974), American poet, essayist, social and political theorist and academic
- June 8 – Senge Motomaro 千家元麿 (died 1948), Japanese, Taishō and Showa period poet (surname: Senge)
- June 22 — Alan Seeger (died 1916), American poet
- August 1 – Aline Kilmer (died 1941), American poet, children's book author and essayist; wife of Joyce Kilmer
- September 26 — T. S. Eliot (died 1965), American-born English poet, playwright, editor, critic and writer
- October 1 – Ryuko Kawaji 川路柳虹, pen-name of Kawaki Makoto (died 1959), Japanese, Showa period poet and literary critic (surname: Kawaji)
- October 14 — Katherine Mansfield (died 1923), New Zealand poet
- October 16 — Eugene O'Neill (died 1953), American playwright
- date not known – Nilkanth Sharma Dal (died 1970), Indian, Kashmiri-language poet
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- April 15 - Matthew Arnold (born 1822), English poet and critic
- May 12 - Edward Lear (born 1812), English comic poet
- August 9 - Charles Cros (born 1842), French poet and inventor
- María Josefa Mujía (born 1812), blind Bolivian poet
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- "Campbell, William Wilfred," Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Web, Mar. 20, 2011.
- Gustafson, Ralph, The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, revised edition, 1967, Baltimore, Maryland: Penguin Books
- Keith, W. J., "Poetry in English: 1867-1918", article in The Canadian Encyclopedia, retrieved February 8, 2009
- 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 ("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)
- Wagenknecht, Edward. James Russell Lowell: Portrait of a Many-Sided Man. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971
- 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