1931 in poetry
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- 1 Events
- 2 Works published in English
- 3 Works published in other languages
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 Notes
- Louis Zukofsky edits the February issue of Poetry magazine. The issue eventually will be recognized as the founding document of the Objectivist poets. It features poetry by Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, Carl Rakosi, George Oppen, Basil Bunting, William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Rexroth, and many others. Also in the issue: Zukofsky's essay "Sincerity and Objectification".
- George Oppen and his wife, Mary Oppen found To Publishers in Le Beausset, France; Louis Zukofsky is editor.
- Beacon magazine founded in Trinidad (lasts until 1933)
Works published in English
- Wilson MacDonald, A Flagon Of Beauty. Toronto: Pine Tree Publishing.
- Marjorie Pickthall, The Naiad and Five Other Poems (Toronto: Ryerson)
- A.R. Chida, editor, An Anthology of Indo-Anglian Verse with an Introductory Note to Each Set of Selections, Hyderabad: A. R. Chida, 113 pages; anthology; Indian poetry in English
- John Betjeman, Mount Zion; or, In Touch with the Infinite
- Laurence Binyon, Collected Poems
- Edmund Blunden:
- Robert Bridges, Shorter Poems
- Roy Campbell, The Georgiad, a satire openly attacking the Bloomsbury Group; a South African native published in the United Kingdom
- C. Day-Lewis, From Feathers to Iron
- T. S. Eliot:
- Triumphal March
- Robert Graves, Poems 1926–1930
- Aldous Huxley:
- John Lehmann, A Garden Revisited, and Other Poems
- AE, pen name of George William Russell, Vale, and Other Poems
- Osbert Sitwell, The Collected Satires and Poems
- William Soutar, Conflict
- Arthur Symons, Jezbel Mort, and Other Poems (sic)
- Humbert Wolfe, Snow
- Franklin P. Adams, Christopher Columbus
- Conrad Aiken:
- E. E. Cummings, W (ViVa)
- Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Red Roses for Bronze
- Langston Hughes, The Negro Mother
- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Fatal Interview
- Ogden Nash:
- Dorothy Parker, Death and Taxes
- Edward Arlington Robinson, Mathias at the Door
- Wallace Stevens, Harmonium, including "Le Monocle de Mon Oncle", "The Comedian as the Letter C" "The Emperor of Ice Cream", "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird", "Peter Quince at the Clavier", "Sunday Morning", "Sea Surface Full of Clouds", and "In the Clear Season of Grapes"), Knopf, revised from the 1923 edition".
- Mark Van Doren, Jonathan Gentry
- Yvor Winters, The Journey
Other in English
- Norman Cameron, Guianese Poetry: 1831–1931
- Kenneth Slessor, Harley Matthews and Colin Simpson, Trio: A Book of Poems, Sydney: Sunnybrook Press, Australia
- Gertrude Stein, Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded: written on a poem by Georges Hugnet, American poet published in France
Works published in other languages
- Guillaume Apollinaire, pen name of Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky, Le condor et le morpion, posthumously published (died 1918)
- Louis Aragon:
- André Breton, L'union libre
- Francis Jammes, L'Arc-en-ciel des amours, Paris: Bloud et Gay
- Pierre Jean Jouve, Les Noces
- Tristan Tzara, pen name of Sami Rosenstock, L'Homme approximatif
Including all of the British colonies that later became India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Listed alphabetically by first name, regardless of surname:
- Atul Prasad Sen, Gitigunja, complete collection of songs by this Bengali poet and composer
- Bal Krisna Rav, Kaumudi, Indian, Hindi-language
- Bhagavadacharya, Mohanapancadhydyi, Sanskrit poem on Mahatma Gandhi
- Chanda Jha, Candra Padyavali, edited by Baladev Mishra, Maithili
- D. K. Kelkar, Kavyalocan, a treatise in Marathi on literary theory; discusses the nature of poetry, figures of speech, the nature of poetic pleasure and Indian literary concepts
- K. V. Simon, Veda Viharam, long poem based on the book of Genesis; India, Malayalam language
- Mahjoor, Nav Baharo Myani Locaro Ho, Kashmiri
- Mayadhar Mansinha, Dhupa, poems in this collection remained very popular as of the mid-1990s; Oriya
- Mohan Singh Diwana, Jagat Tamasa, Punjabi (a 1927 novel by Charan Singh Sahid has the same title)
- Raja K. K., Baspanjali, Malayalam work by a poet of the Vallathol school
- Siyaram Sharan Gupta, Atmostsarga, on the self-sacrifice of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi in the cause of communal peace; Hindi
- Tallapragada Visvasundaramma, Ratri, including many patriotic poems; Telugu
- Umashankar Joshi, Vishwashanti, also spelled "Visvasanti" (Indian, writing in Gujarati)
- V. Seetharamayya, Gitagalu, the author's first book of poetry, with navodaya lyrics more intellectual than most; Kannada
- Federico García Lorca, Poema del cante jondo ("Poem of Deep Song")
- Pedro Salinas, Fábula y signo ("Fable and Sign")
- José Moreno Villa, Carambas
Awards and honors
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 6 –
- January 14 – Ahmed Faraz, pseudonym of Syed Ahmad Shah (died 2008), Pakistani Urdu-language poet, son of Agha Syed Muhammad Shah Bark Kohati, a leading traditional poet
- February 2 – Judith Viorst, American author known for her children's books and poetry
- April 9 – Gerard Benson (died 2014), English poet
- April 15 – Ruth Fainlight, Swedish poet, short story writer, translator and librettist
- April 19 – Etheridge Knight, (died 1991), an African-American poet
- May 16 – Peter Levi, (died 2000), professor of poetry at Oxford University and an English poet, Jesuit priest, archaeologist, travel writer, biographer, scholar, prolific reviewer and critic
- May 27 – O. N. V. Kurup, Indian, Malayalam language
- June 13 – Jay Macpherson, Canadian lyric poet and scholar; she is a member of the "mythopoeic school of poetry"
- June 21 – Patricia Goedicke, poet
- July 28 – Alan Brownjohn, English poet and novelist
- December 15 – Shuntarō Tanikawa 谷川 俊太郎, Japanese poet and translator (surname: Tanikawa)
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- March 16 – Harold Edward Monro, 54, British poet, the proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London
- March 31 – Puran Singh (born 1881), Indian, writing Indian poetry in English
- April 2 – Katharine Tynan, 70 (born 1861), Irish poet, novelist and writer who, after her marriage in 1898, usually wrote under the names "Katharine Tynan Hinkson", "Katharine Tynan-Hinkson" or "Katharine Hinkson-Tynan"
- April 10 – Khalil Gibran, 48, poet artist, and writer born in Lebanon who spent much of his productive life in the United States
- October 5 – Christopher Brennan, 61, Australian poet
- November 19 – Xu Zhimo, 34 (born 1897), Chinese poet, in aviation accident
- December 5 – Vachel Lindsay (Nicholas Vachel Lindsay), 42 (born 1879), American poet and early advocate of jazz poetry, a suicide by poison
- List of poetry awards
- List of years in poetry
- New Objectivity in German literature and art
- Oberiu movement in Russian art and poetry
- "Chronology for Anglophone Caribbean poetry", p xviii, in Brenier, Laurence A., An Introduction to West Indian Poetry, Cambridge University Press, 1998, ISBN 978-0-521-58712-9, retrieved via Google Books, February 7, 2009
- Search results: Wilson MacDonald, Open Library, Web, May 10, 2011.
- "Marjorie Pickthall 1883-1922: Works", Canadian Women Poets, BrockU.ca, Web, Apr. 6, 2011
- Joshi, Irene, compiler, "Poetry Anthologies", "Poetry Anthologies" section, "University Libraries, University of Washington" website, "Last updated May 8, 1998", retrieved June 16, 2009. Archived 2009-06-19.
- 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
- Web page titled "Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)" at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved April 9, 2009. Archived 2009-05-04.
- Dexter, Gary (2010). Title Deeds: the hidden stories behind 50 books. Tiverton: Old Street Publishing. pp. 132–36. ISBN 978-1-906964-24-5.
- Web page titled "Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918)" at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved August 9, 2009. Archived 2009-09-03.
- Bree, Germaine, Twentieth-Century French Literature, translated by Louise Guiney, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983
- Auster, Paul, editor, The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry: with Translations by American and British Poets, New York: Random House, 1982 ISBN 0-394-52197-8
- Web page titled "POET Francis Jammes (1868–1938)", at The Poetry Foundation website, retrieved August 30, 2009. Archived 2009-09-03.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Debicki, Andrew P., Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century: Modernity and Beyond, University Press of Kentucky, 1995, ISBN 978-0-8131-0835-3, retrieved via Google Books, November 21, 2009
- Fitts, Dudley, editor, Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry/Antología de la Poesía Americana Contemporánea Norfolk, Conn., New Directions, (also London: The Falcoln Press, but this book was "Printed in U.S.A.), 1947, p 635
- Pandya, Haresh, "Ahmed Faraz, Outspoken Urdu Poet, Dies at 77", obituary, The New York Times, September 1, 2008, retrieved December 10, 2008 ("He was earlier reported to have died while being treated in a Chicago hospital after a fall in Baltimore, but he returned to his homeland, where he died.")
- Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 314, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 6, 2010.