1634 in poetry
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- The Duke de Medinaceli forces Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo into a 3-month marriage with Doña Esperanza de Aragón.
- Richard Brathwaite, Anniversaries upon his Panarete, anonymously published (see also Anniversaries [...] Continued 1635)
- Richard Crashaw, Epigrammatum Sacrorum Liber, published anonymously
- William Habington, Castara, anonymously published
- Alice Sutcliffe, Meditations of Man's Mortalitie: or, A Way to True Blessednesse, in prose and verse
- Marie de Gournay, also known as Marie le Jars, demoiselle de Gournay, Les Avis et presents, including a feminist tract, translations, moral essays and verse (revised from the original version, Ombre 1626; again revised 1641), France
- Lope de Vega, Spain, La Gatomaquia ("The Catfight"), a mock epic, and Rimas humanas y divinas del licenciado Tomé de Burguillos
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 16 - Dorothe Engelbretsdotter (died 1716), Norwegian poet
- December 15 - Thomas Kingo (died 1703), Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- May 12 - George Chapman (born 1559), English dramatist, translator and poet
- June 25 - John Marston (born 1576), English dramatist, poet and satirist
- August 23 (bur.) - Tomos Prys (born c. 1564), Welsh-language poet
- Adriano Banchieri (born 1568), Italian composer, music theorist, organist and poet
- Possible date - John Webster (born c. 1580), English Jacobean dramatist and poet
- Fundacion Francisco de Quevedo (Spanish).
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Trager, James, The People's Chronology, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979
- France, Peter, ed. (1993). The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-866125-8.