1775 in poetry

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October 26 - Phillis Wheatley sends a poem and letter to General George Washington in his honor. He responded to her in 1776.[1]

Works published[edit]

Samuel Johnson in 1775 by Joshua Reynolds

Colonial America[edit]

  • Anna Young Smith, published under the pen name "Sylvia", "An Elegy to the Memory of the America Volunteers", published in the Pennsylvania Magazine, Colonial America[2]
  • Philip Freneau:
    • "General Gage's Soliloquy"[3]
    • "General Gage's Confession"[3]
    • "A Voyage to Boston"[4]
    • "American Liberty"[4]
    • "A Political Litany"[4]
  • John Trumbull, first two cantos of M'Fingal, a satire on American Tories during the American Revolution (later published in completed form in 1782)[3]

United Kingdom[edit]


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


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gates, Henry Louis Jr. (2003). The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers, New York: Basic Civitas Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01850-5, pp 36-37
  2. ^ Davis, Cynthia J., and Kathryn West, Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History, Oxford University Press US, 1996 ISBN 978-0-19-509053-6, retrieved via Google Books on February 7, 2009
  3. ^ a b c Carruth, Gorton, The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates, ninth edition, HarperCollins, 1993
  4. ^ a b c Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  5. ^ a b c d e f Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  6. ^ Web page titled "Selected Bibliography: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)""By Alan T. McKenzie, Purdue University, and B. Eugene McCarthy, College of the Holy Cross / Last revised 14 December 2001", retrieved July 25, 2009. 2009-07-29.
  7. ^ "Bulmer, Agnes" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.