1665 in poetry
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- Charles Cotton, Scarronides; or, Virgile Travestie, published anonymously (see also Scarronides 1664, 1667)
- Edward Herbert, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Occasional Verses of Edward Lord Herbert, Baron of Cherbury and Castle-Island
- Andrew Marvell, The Character of Holland, published anonymously
- John Phillips, translator, Typhon; or, The Gyants War with the Gods: A mock poem, translated from Paul Scarron
- George Wither:
- August Buchner (died 1661), Hauptwerk, Anleitung zur deutschen Poeterei ("Instructions for German poetry"), German poet and critic, published in Wittenberg
- Daniel Levi de Barrios, also known as Miguel de Barrios, Flor de Apolo, Jewish Spanish poet living in the Netherlands, published in Brussels
- René Rapin, Hortorum libri IV, Paris; Latin-language poem written in France (translated into English in 1673 and 1706)
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- April 13 - Guillaume Massieu (died 1722), French churchman, translator and poet
- December 6 - Lady Grizel Baillie (died 1746), Scottish songwriter
- Ebenezer Cooke (also spelled "Cook"; died 1732), English Colonial American poet
- William Hamilton (died 1751), Scottish poet
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- March 7 - Guillaume Bautru (born 1588), French satirical poet and a founder member of the Académie française
- April 15 - Lorenzo Lippi (born 1606), Italian painter and poet
- November 17 - John Earle (born 1601), English bishop, writer and poet
- Samuel Coster (born 1579), Dutch playwright and poet
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Stavans, Ilan, ed. (2003). The Scroll and the Cross: 1,000 Years of Jewish-Hispanic Literature. Routledge. p. 136. ISBN 9780415929301. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- Burt, Daniel S. (2004). The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the Colonial era to modern times. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7.