Poetry History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,440

  • 1908-12-27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • 1909-02-03 M Vasalis [Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans], poet (Phoenix)
  • 1909-02-14 A Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1909-02-28 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-03 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-07 Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • 1909-05-01 Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, born in Monemvasia (d. 1990)
  • 1909-05-24 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
  • 1909-06-30 Juan Bosch, poet/President of Dominican Republic (1962-63)
  • 1909-07-04 Lynette Roberts, British poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1909-09-28 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
  • 1909-10-10 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
  • 1909-12-12 Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
  • 1909-12-28 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
  • 1910-01-02 Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu Poet (d. 1983)
  • 1910-01-07 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • 1910-03-09 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)
  • 1910-03-27 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province (d. 1996)
  • 1910-05-16 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1910-06-21 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Soviet poet (d. 1971)
  • 1910-08-05 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • 1910-10-12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985)
  • 1910-10-30 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)
  • 1910-11-14 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1910-12-19 Jose Lezama Lima, poet/novelist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1910-12-27 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • 1911-02-08 Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)
  • 1911-02-28 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
  • 1911-08-22 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1911-12-13 Kenneth Patchen, American poet and novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), born in Niles, Ohio (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)
  • 1912-07-27 Hilde Domin, [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • 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, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1915-01-29 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • 1915-03-11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 1,232

  • 1985-05-25 Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
  • 1985-10-08 Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
  • 1985-10-18 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
  • 1985-10-31 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • 1985-11-24 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • 1985-12-02 Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63
  • 1985-12-07 Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90
  • 1985-12-18 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (b. 1916)
  • 1986-01-08 Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
  • 1986-03-30 John Ciardi, US poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69
  • 1986-04-09 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
  • 1986-04-21 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)
  • 1986-06-25 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
  • 1986-08-16 Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
  • 1986-08-20 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • 1987-07-08 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
  • 1987-08-17 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84
  • 1987-09-16 Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)
  • 1987-11-11 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
  • 1988-01-03 Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
  • 1988-04-15 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
  • 1988-06-16 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • 1988-08-02 Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50
  • 1988-09-22 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)
  • 1989-01-03 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, dies at 60
  • 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
  • 1990-08-06 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), dies at 62
  • 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
  • 1991-03-07 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • 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 Rozhdestvensky, Soviet 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
  • 1994-11-22 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 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
  • 1995-01-05 Somerset de Chair, British writer, politician and poet, dies at 83
  • 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, American writer, dies of cancer 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
  • 1995-07-16 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), dies at 86
  • 1995-07-23 Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52
  • 1995-08-07 Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77