1940 in poetry

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

Events[edit]

Works published[edit]

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; works listed again if substantially revised:

India, in English[edit]

Canada[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; works listed again if substantially revised:

France[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Odysseus Elytis's first book, Orientations
  • Giorgos Seferis:
    • Τετράδιο Γυμνασμάτων ("Exercise Book")
    • Ημερολόγιο Καταστρώματος Ι ("Deck Diary I")

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:

Bengali[edit]

  • Premendra Mitra, Samrat[12]
  • Rabindranath Tagore:
    • Nabajatak, with themes and images from urban and industrial life (such as radios, railways and airplanes), a sharp contrast to the rural and natural themes of traditional Bengali poetry[12]
    • Rogsayyay, written during his illness and with many images of sickness and worry, but without despondancy (see also Arogya 1941, called a "companion volume" with a contrasting mood)[12]
    • Sanai, poems with a nostalgic tone[12]
    • Chelebela, autobiography concerning the author's childhood[12]
  • Samar Sen, Grahan o Anyana Kabita, Indian, Bengali-language[12]
  • Subhash Mukhopadhyay, Padatik, poems reflecting Marxist ideology and politics in general, with a combination of lyricism and sloganeering; the consonance and speech-like rhythm of these poems became popular and influential in Bengali poetry[12]
  • V. K. Gokak, also known as "Vinayaka", Samudra Gitagalu, poems about the potency and loveliness of the sea; the poems experiment with new diction and meters, including free verse[12]

Hindi[edit]

Kannada[edit]

Urdu[edit]

Other Indian languages[edit]

Spanish language[edit]

Spain[edit]

Other in Spanish[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Births[edit]

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

Deaths[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Basic Bunting - A Basic Chronology". Basil Bunting Poetry Centre. Durham University. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Naik, M. K., Perspectives on Indian poetry in English, p. 230, (published by Abhinav Publications, 1984, ISBN 0-391-03286-0, ISBN 978-0-391-03286-6), retrieved via Google Books, June 12, 2009
  5. ^ Roberts, Neil, editor, A Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry, Part III, Chapter 3, "Canadian Poetry", by Cynthia Messenger, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, ISBN 978-1-4051-1361-8, retrieved via Google Books, January 3, 2009
  6. ^ "Bibliography," Selected Poems of E. J. Pratt, Peter Buitenhuis ed., Toronto: Macmillan, 1968, 207-208.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  9. ^ Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "New Zealand Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p 837
  10. ^ a b Hartley, Anthony, editor, The Penguin Book of French Verse: 4: The Twentieth Century, page xv, Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y 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
  13. ^ a b 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
  14. ^ Web page titled "César Vallejo" at the website of the Academy of American Poets, retrieved August 28, 2011
  15. ^ a b 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 645
  16. ^ "Cumulative List of Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards", Canada Council. Web, Feb. 10, 2011. http://www.canadacouncil.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E22B9A3C-5906-41B8-B39C-F91F58B3FD70/0/cumulativewinners2010rev.pdf
  17. ^ Fanny Howe and Ange Mlinko Receive Major Literary Awards from Poetry Foundation Howe received $100,000
  18. ^ "Carolyn M. Rodgers DEAD At 69, Chicago Poet And Writer Helped Found Black Press". Huffington Post. April 13, 2010.