1918 in poetry

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In literature

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James Joyce in 1918

—Closing line of "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen

Works published[edit]


India in English[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]



  • Kurd Adler, Wiederkehr: Gedichte
  • Wilhelm Runge, Das Denken träumt

Spanish language[edit]

  • Gerardo Diego, El romancero de la novia ("The Bride's Ballads"), Spain[15]
  • Federico García Lorca, Impressiones y paisajes ("Impressions and Landscapes"), Spain
  • César Vallejo, Los heraldos negros ("The Black Heralds" [16]) the author's first book is "a bitter interpretation of provincial life" which "represented a break with symbolism and had a profound effect upon contemporary poetry in Peru[17]

Other languages[edit]


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


John McCrae's grave at Wimereux cemetery

Note two subsections, below. Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

Killed in World War I[edit]

Sgt. Joyce Kilmer, American poet and a member of the 69th Volunteer Infantry Unit

Died in the 1918 flu pandemic[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sassoon, Siegfried (1945). Siegfried's Journey, 1916-1920. London: Faber. pp. 71–84.
  2. ^ Carole Gerson and Gwendolyn Davies, ed. Canadian Poetry from the Beginnings Through the First World War. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart NCL, 1994.
  3. ^ Search results: Wilson MacDonald, Open Library, Web, May 10, 2011.
  4. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c 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
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  7. ^ Varty, Anne (2017-01-02). "Women's Poetry in First World War Anthologies and Two Collections of 1916". Women's Writing. 24 (1): 37–52. doi:10.1080/09699082.2016.1233772. ISSN 0969-9082.
  8. ^ 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 ("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)
  9. ^ Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, ed., The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, W. W. Norton & Company, 1973, ISBN 0-393-09357-3
  10. ^ Buttel, Robert. The Making of Harmonium. 1967: Princeton University Press, p. 86. See also the LibriVox site for the complete public domain poems of Wallace Stevens.[1] Archived 2010-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Web page titled "Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)" at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved August 9, 2009. Archived 2009-09-03.
  12. ^ Brée, Germaine, Twentieth-Century French Literature, translated by Louise Guiney, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983
  13. ^ Hartley, Anthony, editor, The Penguin Book of French Verse: 4: The Twentieth Century, Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967
  14. ^ a b c d Auster, Paul, editor, The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry: with Translations by American and British Poets, New York: Random House, 1982 ISBN 0-394-52197-8
  15. ^ Debicki, Andrew P., Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century: Modernity and Beyond, p 35, University Press of Kentucky, 1995, ISBN 978-0-8131-0835-3, retrieved via Google Books, November 21, 2009
  16. ^ Web page titled "César Vallejo" at the website of the Academy of American Poets, retrieved August 28, 2011
  17. ^ Fitts, Dudley, editor, Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry/Antología de la Poesía Americana Contemporánea Norfolk, Conn., New Directions, (also London: The Falcoln Press, but this book was "Printed in U.S.A.), 1947, p 645.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Das, Sisir Kumar and various, History of Indian Literature: 1911-1956: struggle for freedom: triumph and tragedy, Volume 2, 1995, published by Sahitya Akademi, ISBN 978-81-7201-798-9, retrieved via Google Books on December 23, 2008
  19. ^ Fogel, Joshua (2014-06-11). "Shmuel-Yankev (Samuel Jacob) Imber". Yiddish Leksikon. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  20. ^ Mayhall, Poet Who Gained Prominence Late in Life, Is Dead at 90 New York Times, March 19, 2009, retrieved March 22, 2009
  21. ^ Kurian, George Thomas, Timetables of World Literature, New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2003
  22. ^ Paniker, Ayyappa, "Modern Malayalam Literature" chapter in George, K. M., editor, Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology, pp 231–255, published by Sahitya Akademi, 1992, retrieved January 10, 2009
  23. ^ Bailleul Road east Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France Archived 2008-08-30 at the Wayback Machine at ww1cemeteries.com
  24. ^ CWGC :: Casualty Details at www.cwgc.org
  25. ^ Lebarbenchon, Roger Jean (1988). La Grève de Lecq. ISBN 2-905385-13-8.