Poetry History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,405

  • 1911-02-28 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
  • 1911-09-09 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • 1911-10-26 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet
  • 1911-11-02 Odysseus Elytis Alepoudellis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1979)
  • 1911-11-09 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)
  • 1911-11-12 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian
  • 1911-11-18 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (d. 2000)
  • 1911-11-28 Václav Renč, Czech poet (d. 1973)
  • 1911-12-08 Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)
  • 1911-12-11 Vincent Henry Kemp, poet

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1911-12-13 Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1912-02-11 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • 1912-03-12 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • 1912-05-29 John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
  • 1912-06-13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • 1912-09-10 Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet
  • 1912-10-10 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
  • 1913-01-19 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1913-02-14 Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
  • 1913-02-26 George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
  • 1913-03-29 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • 1913-06-03 Pedro Mir, Dominican Poet Laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1913-06-26 Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)
  • 1913-07-10 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (d. 1985)
  • 1913-07-15 Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.
  • 1913-07-27 Eva Jones, poet/novelist
  • 1913-07-27 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)
  • 1913-08-04 Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980)
  • 1913-10-19 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1913-12-08 Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
  • 1913-12-15 Muriel Rukeyser, US, poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award)
  • 1914-02-07 David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • 1914-04-22 Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
  • 1914-05-12 Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet/writer
  • 1914-06-26 Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
  • 1914-09-05 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (Defense of Violeta Parra)
  • 1914-09-12 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988)
  • 1914-10-25 John Berryman, American poet (Friends & Associates)
  • 1914-10-27 Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)
  • 1915-01-29 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • 1915-03-23 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • 1915-04-10 Leo Vroman, Dutch/US poet/biologist, (d. 2014)
  • 1915-07-02 Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
  • 1915-07-07 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • 1915-10-04 Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • 1915-10-07 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja) [NS]
  • 1915-11-01 Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet
  • 1916-01-22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • 1916-02-02 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • 1916-02-04 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • 1916-05-03 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
  • 1916-05-26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-24 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • 1916-08-01 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1916-08-03 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • 1916-09-17 Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
  • 1916-12-17 Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes)
  • 1917-01-22 Herwig Hensen, [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright
  • 1917-03-01 Robert Lowell, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1917-03-14 Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet
  • 1917-06-07 Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)
  • 1917-07-15 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • 1917-09-10 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1917-09-12 Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
  • 1917-10-01 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillian poet (Juancho Picaflor)
  • 1918-01-16 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • 1918-01-30 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • 1918-05-30 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • 1918-06-06 Tom Scott, poet/editor
  • 1918-06-28 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • 1918-07-06 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)
  • 1918-08-07 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
  • 1919-01-30 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • 1919-03-24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1919-07-01 Hans Bender, German poet
  • 1919-07-25 Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)
  • 1919-07-29 Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1919-08-31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
  • 1919-09-26 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher
  • 1919-11-02 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese engineer/poet (Reino da Estupidez)
  • 1919-11-30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)
  • 1920-02-10 Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
  • 1920-02-23 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • 1920-03-01 Howard Nemerov, US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)
  • 1920-03-11 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • 1920-04-17 Bengt N Anderberg, Swedish poet/writer (Kain)
  • 1920-04-22 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Misery of the Word)
  • 1920-04-27 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet
  • 1920-05-15 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet
  • 1920-06-08 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
  • 1920-06-15 Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1920-07-02 Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
  • 1920-08-22 Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
  • 1920-08-30 Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)
  • 1920-09-07 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea (d. 1994)
  • 1920-09-12 Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone)
  • 1920-09-14 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)
  • 1920-10-09 Jens Bjorneboe, Norway, poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • 1920-11-23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • 1920-11-26 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 1,194

  • 1988-09-22 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)
  • 1989-01-17 Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
  • 1989-02-08 Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
  • 1989-03-15 Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet (b. 1915)
  • 1989-05-24 Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72
  • 1989-05-27 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)
  • 1989-11-18 Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • 1990-04-05 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59
  • 1990-07-07 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (b. 1958)
  • 1990-07-10 Hans Faverey, poet, dies
  • 1990-11-12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • 1991-01-05 Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1991-01-26 Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
  • 1991-03-03 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • 1991-04-12 James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies
  • 1991-04-17 Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97
  • 1991-04-27 Marcus Heeresma, writer/poet (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies
  • 1991-05-10 Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • 1991-06-23 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • 1991-07-05 Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • 1991-07-14 Nic van Bridges, Flemish poet, dies
  • 1991-08-04 Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80
  • 1991-09-11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • 1991-09-12 Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • 1991-10-11 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • 1991-10-27 George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
  • 1992-01-26 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
  • 1992-02-16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • 1992-02-29 Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)
  • 1992-03-18 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
  • 1992-04-11 Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75
  • 1992-05-23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
  • 1992-08-13 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
  • 1992-12-26 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
  • 1993-02-08 Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • 1993-03-02 Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
  • 1993-04-23 Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
  • 1993-05-15 Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
  • 1993-06-26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • 1993-08-28 William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)
  • 1993-12-13 Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87
  • 1993-12-27 Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
  • 1994-03-01 Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, dies at 74
  • 1994-03-09 Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
  • 1994-03-17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • 1994-03-19 Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87
  • 1994-05-10 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • 1994-06-04 Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
  • 1994-07-04 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 90
  • 1994-08-19 Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky, poet, dies at 64
  • 1994-08-28 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1994-09-02 Harry Vincent Kemp, poet, dies at 82
  • 1994-09-10 Amy Clampitt, American poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
  • 1994-10-12 Gérald Godin, Québécois poet and politician (b. 1938)
  • 1994-10-26 Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
  • 1994-11-20 Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani, Iranian poet and journalist, dies at 64
  • 1994-11-28 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77
  • 1994-12-12 Donna J. Stone, American poet, dies of heart failure at 61
  • 1994-12-27 Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70
  • 1994-12-31 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, dies at 74
  • 1995-01-13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • 1995-02-06 James Ingram Merrill, US poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68
  • 1995-02-10 Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator, dies at 85
  • 1995-04-14 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • 1995-05-11 David Avidan, poet/writer, dies at 62
  • 1995-05-30 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
  • 1995-06-03 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69
  • 1995-07-06 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, dies at 87
  • 1995-07-23 Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52
  • 1995-08-07 Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77
  • 1995-09-03 Alfred Earle Birney, poet, dies at 91
  • 1995-09-18 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic, dies at 73
  • 1995-09-28 Lynette Roberts, British poet, dies at 86
  • 1995-10-21 Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • 1995-12-05 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)
  • 1995-12-10 Mary Madge Lascelles, literary critic/poet, dies at 95
  • 1996-01-11 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • 1996-01-17 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
  • 1996-01-23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • 1996-01-28 Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55
  • 1996-02-11 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, commits suicide at 65
  • 1996-03-18 Alepoude Odysseus Elytis llis, poet, dies at 84
  • 1996-03-31 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1996-04-13 George Mackey Brown, poet, dies at 74
  • 1996-04-17 Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82
  • 1996-04-18 Piet Hein, architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80
  • 1996-04-29 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71
  • 1996-05-05 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, dies at 86
  • 1996-06-07 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator, dies at 70
  • 1996-06-16 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69
  • 1996-06-30 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76
  • 1996-07-21 Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet, dies at 79
  • 1996-07-27 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, dies at 65
  • 1996-08-06 Buland Al Haidary, poet, dies at 69
  • 1996-08-18 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103
  • 1996-11-24 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85
  • 1996-12-08 Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist, dies at 60
  • 1996-12-29 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85
  • 1997-01-19 James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84