1953 in poetry

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

List of years in poetry (table)
In literature


Works published in English[edit]

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


India, in English[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Poets in the anthology Images of Tomorrow[edit]

John Heath-Stubbs edited this volume, published in the United Kingdom, which included poems from these writers: Dannie AbseDrummond AllisonEurasia Anderson - William BellThomas BlackburnMaurice Carpenter - Alex ComfortYorke CromptonN. K. CruikshankKeith DouglasGeorge EveryJohn FairfaxG. S. FraserJohn GibbsW. S. Graham - F. Pratt GreenJ. C. HallMichael Hamburger – John Heath-Stubbs – Glyn JonesSidney KeyesFrancis KingJames KirkupNorman NicholsonI. R. OrtonMichael PaffardKathleen RaineAnne RidlerWalter RobertsW. R. RodgersJoseph RykwertJohn SmithMuriel SparkDerek StanfordJ. Ormond ThomasW. Price TurnerJohn WainJohn WallerVernon WatkinsGordon Wharton - Margaret WillyDavid Wright

United States[edit]

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]

French language[edit]

Canada, in French[edit]



In each section, listed in alphabetical order by first name:


  • R. S. Mugali, Kannada Sahitya Caritre, a history of Kannada literature, written in that language, up to the 19th century[11]
  • Siddayya Puranika, Jalapata, lyrics[11]
  • Virasaiva Sahitya Mttu Itihasa, literary history of "Veerashaiva" literature in three volumes[11]



Other languages of the Indian subcontinent[edit]

Other languages[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]



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

See also[edit]


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