1984 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:


  • Robert Gray, The Skylight
  • Jeff Guess, Leaving Maps, Adelaide: Friendly Street Poets[3]
  • Chris Wallace-Crabbe, D. Goodman and D.J. Hearn, editors, Clubbing of the Gunfire: 101 Australian War Poems, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, anthology


India, in English[edit]


New Zealand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States[edit]

Other English language[edit]

  • Judith Moffett, James Merrill: An Introduction to the Poetry
  • Hariprasad Sastri, editor and translator, Indian Mystic Verse, 3rd revised and enlarged edition; New Delhi: Macmillan (first edition 1941) anthology[27]

Works published in other languages[edit]




Listed in alphabetical order by first name:

Other languages[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Nobel Prize in Literature: Jaroslav Seifert, a Czech poet




  • Japanese 100 yen note, starting this year and through 2004, features a portrait of Natsume Sōseki 夏目 漱石 (commonly referred to as "Sōseki"), pen name of Natsume Kinnosuke 夏目金之助 (18671916), Meiji Era novelist, haiku poet, composer of Chinese-style poetry, writer of fairy tales and a scholar of English literature

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]


Headstone of John Betjeman

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

See also[edit]


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