1715 in poetry
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- Nicholas Rowe made British Poet Laureate in succession to Nahum Tate.
- Mary Monck, dying in Bath, England, writes affecting verses to her husband, not published until 1755.
- Susanna Centlivre, A Poem. Humbly Presented to His most Sacred Majesty George, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Upon His Ascension to the Throne
- Charles Cotton, The Genuine Works of Charles Cotton, posthumously published
- Samuel Croxall, The Vision
- Daniel Defoe, published anonymously, attributed to Defoe, A Hymn to the Mob
- Alexander Pope:
- The Temple of Fame
- Translator, The Iliad of Homer, Volume I (Books 1–4), followed by Volume II (Biooks 5–8) in 1716, Volume III (Books 9–12) in 1717, Volume IV (Books 13–16) in 1718, Volume V (Books 14–21) and Volume VI (Books 22–24), both in 1720
- Matthew Prior, Solomon, or The Vanity of the World, a didactic poem
- Thomas Tickell, translation, The First Book of Homer's Iliad
- Isaac Watts, Divine Songs Attempted in Easy Language for the Use of Children, including "How doth the little busy Bee"; 10 editions published by 1753
- Antoine Houdart de La Motte, Réflexions sur la critique, attacking those who admire the ancients uncritically; criticism in France
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- February 12 – William Whitehead (died 1785), English poet and playwright
- March 7 – Ewald Christian von Kleist (died 1759), German poet
- May 4 – Richard Graves (died 1804), English poet and novelist
- July 4 – Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (died 1769), German poet
- October 1 – Richard Jago (died 1781), English clergyman and poet
- November 5 – John Brown (died 1766), English clergyman, author and poet
- Undated – Jakob Immanuel Pyra (died 1744), German poet
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- May 19 – Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax (born 1661), English poet and statesman
- July 30 – Nahum Tate (born 1652), Irish-born Poet Laureate
- Undated – Mary Monck (born c. 1677), Anglo-Irish poet
- List of years in poetry
- List of years in literature
- 18th century in poetry
- 18th century in literature
- Augustan poetry
- Scriblerus Club
- Ward, Sir Adolphus William et al., editors, The Cambridge history of English literature, Volume 10, p 482, New York: G. P. Putnam's & Sons (this edition; also Cambridge, England: University Press) 1913, retrieved via Google Books on January 10, 2010
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). p. 328.
- France, Peter (1995). The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 437. ISBN 0-19-866125-8.
- "A Timeline of English Poetry". Representative Poetry Online. University of Toronto.