1939 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942

W. H. Auden, from "September 1, 1939"

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

Events[edit]

Works published in English[edit]

Canada[edit]

India, in English[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • Ursula Bethell, Day and Night : Poems 1924-34, by the author of 'Time and Place, Christchurch: Caxton Press[7]
  • Charles Brasch, The Land and the People, and Other Poems, Christchurch: Caxton Press[8]
  • Allen Curnow, Not in Narrow Seas, Christchurch: Caxton Press[9]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]

France[edit]

  • Aimé Césaire, Cahier d'un retour au pays natal ("Notebook of a Return to My Native Land"), a landmark work in French Caribbean literature, which had previously been characterized by literary works derivative of European models and often marked by exoticism; this book-length poem, according to Bonnie Thomas, "laid the foundations for a new literary style in which Caribbean writers came to reject the alienating gaze of the Other in favour of their own Caribbean interpretation of reality", a change expressed in the theory of négritude; Martinique poet published in France,[13] Volontés (Paris), August; (enlarged edition in book format, 1947; definitive edition, 1956)
  • Paul Éluard, pen name of Paul-Eugène Grindel, Chanson complète[14]
  • Luc Estang, Transhumances[14]
  • Leon-Paul Fargue, Le Piéton de Paris[15]
  • Tristan Tzara, Midis gagnés[15]

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:

Urdu[edit]

Other Indian languages[edit]

Other languages[edit]

  • José Gorostiza, Muerte sin fin ("Death without end"), Mexico
  • W. J. Hartmann, comp., Sie alle fielen: Gedichte europäischer Soldaten ("They all fell in battle: poems of European soldiers"), translations into German
  • Eugenio Montale, Le occasioni ("The Occasions"), Turin: Einaudi; Italy[17]
  • César Vallejo, posthumously published (died in 1936), Peru:
    • Poemas humanos ("Human Poems")[18]
    • Sermón de la barbarie ("Sermon on Barbarism")[18]

Awards and honors[edit]

United States[edit]

Births[edit]

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

Yeats' gravestone, with his famous epitaph, erected 1948.

Deaths[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Carole Gerson, ""Arthur Stanley Bourinot Biography". jrank.org. Archived from the original on February 20, 2010. ," Encyclopedia of Literature, 7466, JRank.org, Web, Apr. 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Anne Marriott (1913-1997)", Canadian Woman Poets, BrockU.ca, Web, Apr. 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 316, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 6, 2010
  5. ^ Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 319, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 6, 2010
  6. ^ Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 322, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 6, 2010
  7. ^ "Ursula Bethell / New Zealand Literature File". The University of Auckland Library. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008.  at the University of Auckland Library website, accessed April 30, 2008
  8. ^ Web page titled "Charles Brasch: New Zealand Literature File" at the University of Auckland Library website, accessed April 26, 2008
  9. ^ Allen Curnow Web page at the New Zealand Book Council website, accessed April 21, 2008
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  11. ^ "Works by Enoch Powell". enochpowell.net. Archived from the original on October 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  13. ^ Thomas, Bonnie, "Aimé Césaire", article in The Literary Encyclopedia, retrieved August 5, 2009. Archived 2009-08-11.
  14. ^ a b Bree, Germaine, Twentieth-Century French Literature, translated by Louise Guiney, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983
  15. ^ a b 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
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p 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
  17. ^ Eugenio Montale, Collected Poems 1920-1954, translated and edited by Jonathan Galassi, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998, ISBN 0-374-12554-6
  18. ^ a b Web page titled "César Vallejo" at the website of the Academy of American Poets, retrieved August 28, 2011
  19. ^ ""Cumulative List of Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards" (PDF). canadacouncil.ca. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 1, 2012. ", Canada Council. Web, Feb. 10, 2011.
  20. ^ Fox, Margalit, "Diane Wood Middlebrook, Biographer, Dies at 68", obituary, The New York Times, December 17, 2007, retrieved December 10, 2008