1966 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


  • Russian poet Joseph Brodsky returns to Leningrad from the exile near the Arctic Circle where he had been sent when a Soviet court in 1964 convicted him of "parasitism".
  • Starting this year and continuing for a decade, Bulgarian censors prevent publication of works by Konstantin Pavlov, poet and screenwriter who was defiant against his country's communist regime; his popularity didn't wane, as Bulgarians clandestinely copied and read his poems.[1]

Works published in English[edit]

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda recording poems at the U.S. Library of Congress this year

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]


  • Austin Clarke, Mnemosyne Lay in Dust, Dublin: Dolmen Press[17]
  • Seamus Heaney, Death of a Naturalist, Faber & Faber, Northern Ireland poet published in the United Kingdom
  • Thomas Kinsella, Wormwood, Dublin: Dolmen Press;[17] book widely available in the United Kingdom
  • Louis MacNeice, The Collected Poems of Louis MacNeice, edited by E. R. Dodds,[18] including "Mayfly", "Snow", "Autumn Journal XVI", "Meeting Point", "Autobiography", "the Libertine", "Western Landscape", "Autumn Sequel XX", "The Once-in-Passing", "House on a Cliff", "Soap Suds", "The Suicide" and "Star-gazer", Faber and Faber, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom,[19]
  • John Montague, All Legendary Obstacles, Dublin: Dolmen Press[17]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Criticism, scholarship, biography[edit]

  • Wallace Stevens, Letters of Wallace Stevens (posthumous), edited by Holly Stevens (his daughter)[24]

Other in English[edit]

Works published in other languages[edit]

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



  • Paavo Haavikko, Puut, kaikki heidän vihreytensä, ("The Trees, All Their Greenness")
  • Eeva-Liisa Manner, Kirjoitettu kivi ("The Inscribed Stone"), poems and translations from contemporary Spanish poets
  • Pentti Saarikoski, Ääneen ("Out Loud")

French language[edit]

Canada, in French[edit]



  • R. Goffin, a book of poetry in the publishing series "Poètes d'Aujourd'hui", French language, published in Belgium


West Germany[edit]

  • Günter Eich, Anlässe und Steingärten
  • Beda Allemann, editor, Ars poetica: Texte von Dichtern des 20. Jahrhunderts zur Poetik, 51 essays, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, (criticism)[32]
  • Walter Naumann, Traum und Tradition in der deutschen Lyrik, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer (criticism)[32]

East Germany[edit]




Listed in alphabetical order by first name:



Portuguese language[edit]




  • Pavel Antokolski, two volumes of poems to celebrate his 70th birthday
  • David Kugoltinov, a book of poems translated from Kalmuk published in the "Soviet Poetry Library" series
  • Robert Rozhdestvenski, The Radius of Action, including "Letter to the Thirtieth Century"

Spanish language[edit]



Other in Spanish[edit]


Other languages[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards in Canada[edit]

Awards in France[edit]

Awards in the United Kingdom[edit]

Awards in the United States[edit]

Awards in Spain[edit]




Grave of Anna Akhmatova

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

See also[edit]


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