1919 in poetry

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... 1909 . 1910 . 1911 . 1912 . 1913 . 1914 . 1915 ...
1916 1917 1918 -1919- 1920 1921 1922
... 1923 . 1924 . 1925 . 1926 . 1927 . 1928 . 1929 ...
   In literature: 1916 1917 1918 -1919- 1920 1921 1922     
Art . Archaeology . Architecture . Literature . Music . Philosophy . Science +...

—From A Prayer for My Daughter by W. B. Yeats, first published this year

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).


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Works published in English[edit]



India, in English[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]


I THINK it better that in times like these
A poet keep his mouth shut, for in truth
We have no gift to set a statesman right;
He has had enough of meddling who can please
A young girl in the indolence of her youth,

Or an old man upon a winter’s night.

Works published in other languages[edit]


Indian subcontinent[edit]

Including all of the British colonies that later became India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Listed alphabetically by first name, regardless of surname:

Spanish language[edit]


Latin America[edit]

Other languages[edit]

  • Khalil Gibran, The Procession, long ode, Arabic[16]
  • Charles Gill, Le Cap Éternité: suivi des Étoiles filantes; French language;, Canada[18]
  • Kitahara Kakushu, Heretics, Japan[16]
  • Kurt Pinthus, editor, Menscheitsdämerung ("“The Twilight of Mankind”)"), anthology of Expressionist poetry, published in Berlin, Germany[19][20]
  • Kurt Schwitters, "An Anna Blume" ("To Anna Flower" also translated as "To Eve Blossom"), widely noticed and controversial work variously described as a parody of a love poem, an emblem of the chaos and madness of the era, and as a harbinger of a new poetic language; much parodied; originally published in August in Der Sturm magazine, then later in the year in Schwitters' book, Anna Blume, Dichtungen, published by Verlag Paul Steegemann, Hannover (revised edition 1922), Germany
  • Edith Sodergran, Gaudy Observations, Sweden[16]
  • Giuseppe Ungaretti, Allegria di naufragi ("The Joy of Shipwrecks") and La guerra ("The War"), Italy[16]

Awards and honors[edit]


Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


Djuna Barnes, ca. 1919.

Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also[edit]


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  8. ^ The Nation's Favourite Poems. London: BBC. 1996. pp. 135–7. ISBN 0-563-38487-5. 
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  11. ^ Web page titled "Modern American Poetry/Edited by Louis Untermeyer", (with related pages giving the full content of the volume) at Bartleby.com website. Retrieved February 21, 2010.
  12. ^ Hartley, Anthony, editor, The Penguin Book of French Verse: 4: The Twentieth Century, Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967
  13. ^ Web page titled "POET Francis Jammes (1868 - 1938)", at The Poetry Foundation website, retrieved August 30, 2009. Archived 2009-09-03.
  14. ^ 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.
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  18. ^ Story, Noah, The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature, "Poetry in French" article, pp 651-654, Oxford University Press, 1967
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  20. ^ Weisstein, Ulrich, "Expressionism in Literature", article in the online "Dictionary of the History of Ideas". Retrieved April 25, 2008.
  21. ^ Joris, Pierre (June 5, 2011). "Edwin Honig (1919-2011)". Nomadics. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  22. ^ Paniker, Ayyappa, "Modern Malayalam Literature" chapter in George, K. M., editor, ' 'Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology' ', pp 231–255, published by Sahitya Akademi, 1992. Retrieved January 10, 2009.