1846 in poetry
- c. May 22 – The Brontë sisters' first published work, the collection Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, is issued in London. It sells just two copies in the first year.
- September 12 – Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning marry privately in St Marylebone Parish Church, London, departing for the continent a week later.
Works published in English
- William Barnes, Poems, Partly of Rural Life
- Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë, Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell
- Robert Browning, Luria: a Tragedy; a Soul's Tragedy, volume 8 of Bells and Pomegranates (see also Bells and Pomegranates 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, and 1845)
- John Burgon, Petra: a poem, to which a few short poems are now added
- Henry Cary, Lives of English Poets, from Johnson to Kirke White, verse first published in the London Magazine from 1821 to 1824
- Thomas Hood, Poems
- John Keble, Lyra Innocentium: Thoughts in verse on Christian children
- Edward Lear, writing under the pen name "Derry Down Derry", A Book of Nonsense, also illustrated by Lear; expanded in 1855, 1861, 1863 etc. (See also, Nonsense Songs 1870, dated 1871, More Nonsense 1872, Laughable Lyrics 1877
- Oliver Wendell Holmes:
- Elijah Kellogg, Spartacus to the Gladiators
- Henry Morford, The Rest of Don Juan
- John Godfrey Saxe, Progress: A Satirical Poem
- William Gilmore Simms, Areytos, or Songs of the South
- John Greenleaf Whittier, Voices of Freedom
Works published in other languages
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- April 4 – Comte de Lautréamont, pen name of Isidore Lucien Ducasse (died 1870), French
- April 24 – Marcus Clarke (died 1881), Australian novelist and poet
- May 25 – Naim Frashëri (died 1900), Albanian
- August 17 – Alexander MacGregor Rose (died 1898), Scottish-born Canadian
- August 28 – G. H. Gibson, "Ironbark" (died 1921), Australian
- September 26 – Mary Hannay Foott (died 1918), Australian
- October 9 – Holger Drachmann (died 1908), Danish
- October 27 – Katherine Harris Bradley, half of "Michael Field" (died 1914), English
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 7 – John Hookham Frere (born 1769), English
- February 14 (probable date) – Standish O'Grady (born before 1793), Irish-Canadian poet and priest
- April 11 – Barron Field (born 1786), Anglo-Australian
- May 14 – Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton (born 1759), American
- November 23 – George Darley (born 1795), Irish-born
- 19th century in poetry
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- Victorian literature
- French literature of the 19th century
- Biedermeier era of German literature
- Golden Age of Russian Poetry (1800–1850)
- Young Germany (Junges Deutschland) a loose group of German writers from about 1830 to 1850
- List of poets
- List of poetry awards
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Alexander, Christine; Smith, Margaret (2006). The Oxford Companion to the Brontës. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-866218-1.
- Happy Birthday Edward Lear. Oxford: Ashmolean Museum. 2012. pp. 24–28. ISBN 978-1-85444-273-4.
- Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
- Web page titled "William Gilmore Simms" at the "Classic Encyclopedia" website, based on the 1911 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed May 29, 2009
- Wagenknecht, Edward. John Greenleaf Whittier: A Portrait in Paradox. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967
- Preminger, Alex; Brogan, T. V. F.; et al. (1993). The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications.
- Trehearne, Brian. "Preliminaries for a Life of Standish O’Grady". Retrieved 2016-01-25.
- "Bibliography". American Poetry Full-Text Database. University of Chicago Library. Retrieved 2009-03-04.