1940 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

Events[edit]

Works published[edit]

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; works listed again if substantially revised:

India, in English[edit]

Canada[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; works listed again if substantially revised:

France[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Odysseus Elytis's first book, Orientations
  • Giorgos Seferis:
    • Τετράδιο Γυμνασμάτων ("Exercise Book")
    • Ημερολόγιο Καταστρώματος Ι ("Deck Diary I")

Indian subcontinent[edit]

Including all of the British colonies that later became India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Listed alphabetically by first name, regardless of surname:

Bengali[edit]

  • Premendra Mitra, Samrat[12]
  • Rabindranath Tagore:
    • Nabajatak, with themes and images from urban and industrial life (such as radios, railways and airplanes), a sharp contrast to the rural and natural themes of traditional Bengali poetry[12]
    • Rogsayyay, written during his illness and with many images of sickness and worry, but without despondancy (see also Arogya 1941, called a "companion volume" with a contrasting mood)[12]
    • Sanai, poems with a nostalgic tone[12]
    • Chelebela, autobiography concerning the author's childhood[12]
  • Samar Sen, Grahan o Anyana Kabita, Indian, Bengali-language[12]
  • Subhash Mukhopadhyay, Padatik, poems reflecting Marxist ideology and politics in general, with a combination of lyricism and sloganeering; the consonance and speech-like rhythm of these poems became popular and influential in Bengali poetry[12]
  • V. K. Gokak, also known as "Vinayaka", Samudra Gitagalu, poems about the potency and loveliness of the sea; the poems experiment with new diction and meters, including free verse[12]

Hindi[edit]

Kannada[edit]

Urdu[edit]

Other Indian languages[edit]

Spanish language[edit]

Spain[edit]

Other in Spanish[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Births[edit]

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

Deaths[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Basic Bunting - A Basic Chronology". Basil Bunting Poetry Centre. Durham University. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  2. ^ Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 319, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 6, 2010
  3. ^ Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 322, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 6, 2010
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Roberts, Neil, editor, A Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry, Part III, Chapter 3, "Canadian Poetry", by Cynthia Messenger, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, ISBN 978-1-4051-1361-8, retrieved via Google Books, January 3, 2009
  6. ^ "Bibliography," Selected Poems of E. J. Pratt, Peter Buitenhuis ed., Toronto: Macmillan, 1968, 207-208.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
  9. ^ Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "New Zealand Poetry" article, "History and Criticism" section, p 837
  10. ^ a b Hartley, Anthony, editor, The Penguin Book of French Verse: 4: The Twentieth Century, page xv, Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1967
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Das, Sisir Kumar, "A Chronology of Literary Events / 1911–1956", in 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
  13. ^ a b Debicki, Andrew P., Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century: Modernity and Beyond, University Press of Kentucky, 1995, ISBN 978-0-8131-0835-3, retrieved via Google Books, November 21, 2009
  14. ^ Web page titled "César Vallejo" at the website of the Academy of American Poets, retrieved August 28, 2011
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ 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 635
  17. ^ "Cumulative List of Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards", Canada Council. Web, Feb. 10, 2011. http://www.canadacouncil.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E22B9A3C-5906-41B8-B39C-F91F58B3FD70/0/cumulativewinners2010rev.pdf
  18. ^ Fanny Howe and Ange Mlinko Receive Major Literary Awards from Poetry Foundation. Howe received $100,000.
  19. ^ "Carolyn M. Rodgers Dead At 69, Chicago Poet And Writer Helped Found Black Press". Huffington Post. 2010-04-13.