1876 in poetry

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Works published in English[edit]

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United States[edit]

The Sweet Singer of Michigan Salutes the Public[edit]

Mrs. Moore

This year Poetaster Julia A. Moore's first book of verse, The Sentimental Song Book, was published in Grand Rapids, and quickly went into a second printing. A copy fell into the hands of one James F. Ryder, a Cleveland, Ohio, publisher who recognized its awful majesty and soon republished it under the title The Sweet Singer of Michigan Salutes the Public. Ryder sent out numerous review copies to newspapers across the country, with a cover letter filled with low key mock praise.

And so Moore received national attention. Following Ryder's lead, contemporary reviews were amusedly negative. For instance, The Rochester Democrat wrote of Sweet Singer, that "Shakespeare, could he read it, would be glad that he was dead …. If Julia A. Moore would kindly deign to shed some of her poetry on our humble grave, we should be but too glad to go out and shoot ourselves tomorrow."

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]

Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé, by Eduard Manet, 1876




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


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

  • June 20 – John Neal, 82 (born 1793),[8] author, art critic, literary critic and poet, who refused to emulate British authors by writing strictly in a clean tone, instead writing more as he spoke and allowing his characters to speak gruffly, if the story called for it; also an early women's rights advocate, prohibitionist, temperance advocate, accomplished lawyer, boxer, and architect who reportedly, at the age of 79, threw a smoker off a non-smoking trolley when the man refused to stop
  • July 14 – Charles Heavysege (born 1816), Canadian
  • December 23 – Charles Neaves (born 1800), Scottish judge and poet
  • December 27 – Frederik Paludan-Muller (born 1809), Danish[9]
  • December 30 – Christian Winther (born 1796), Danish[9]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b Naik, M. K., Perspectives on Indian poetry in English, p. 230, (published by Abhinav Publications, 1984, ISBN 0-391-03286-0, ISBN 978-0-391-03286-6), retrieved via Google Books, June 12, 2009
  3. ^ a b c d e f Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press ("If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year." — from the Preface, p vi)
  4. ^ Joshi, Irene, compiler, "Poetry Anthologies", "Poetry Anthologies" section, "University Libraries, University of Washington" website, "Last updated May 8, 1998", retrieved June 16, 2009. Archived 2009-06-19.
  5. ^ "FRANCOIS EDOUARD JOACHIM COPPEE", article in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, as published at the "LoveToKnow 1911 Classic Encyclopedia" website, retrieved February 7, 2010
  6. ^ Blackmore, E. H., and A. M. Blackmore, translators, Stéphane Malarmé Collected Poems and Other Verse, "Chronology" page xxxv, 2006, New York (this edition): Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-280362-7, retrieved February 6, 2010 via Google Books
  7. ^ "Catulle Mendes" article in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, as published at the "LoveToKnow 1911 Classic Encyclopedia" website, retrieved February 7, 2010
  8. ^ Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009
  9. ^ a b Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications