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June – While waiting to cross the English Channel on honeymoon, English poet Matthew Arnold probably begins to compose the poem "Dover Beach" (published 1867).
Works published in English
- Thomas Holley Chivers, Eonchs of Ruby: A Gift of Love
- Theodore Sedgwick Fay, Ulric; or, The Voices
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Golden Legend (republished under the title Christius 1872)
- William Wilberforce Lord, Christ in Hades
- Henry Theodore Tuckerman, Poems
- Frances Fuller Victor, with Metta Victoria Victor, Poems of Sentiment and Imagination
- William Ross Wallace, Meditations in America, and Other Poems
Works published in other languages
Dath years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- February 1 – Mary Shelley (born 1797), English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer and poet
- February 23 – Joanna Baillie (born 1762), Scottish poet and dramatist
- July 6 – David Macbeth Moir (born 1798), Scottish physician and writer
- December 19 – Henry Luttrell (born 1768), English politician, wit and writer of society verse
- ^ Allott, Kenneth, ed. (1965). The Poems of Matthew Arnold. London; New York: Longman Norton. p. 240. ISBN 0-393-04377-0.
- ^ a b c d e Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
- ^ a b c d e f g Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
- ^ Henderson, Helene, and Jay P. Pederson, editors, Twentieth-Century Literary Movements Dictionary, Detroit: Omnigraphics Inc., 2000