1953 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature


Works published in English

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

United Kingdom

Poets in the anthology Images of Tomorrow

John Heath-Stubbs edited this volume, published in the United Kingdom, which included poems from these writers: Dannie AbseDrummond Allison – Eurasia Anderson - William Bell – Thomas Blackburn – Maurice Carpenter - Alex Comfort – Yorke Crompton – N. K. Cruikshank – Keith DouglasGeorge EveryJohn FairfaxG. S. Fraser – John Gibbs – W. S. Graham - F. Pratt GreenJ. C. HallMichael Hamburger – John Heath-Stubbs – Glyn JonesSidney KeyesFrancis KingJames KirkupNorman Nicholson – I. R. Orton – Michael Paffard – Kathleen RaineAnne Ridler – Walter Roberts – W. R. RodgersJoseph RykwertJohn SmithMuriel SparkDerek Stanford – J. Ormond Thomas – W. Price Turner – John WainJohn WallerVernon WatkinsGordon Wharton - Margaret Willy – David Wright

United States

Other in English

Works published in other languages

French language

Canada, in French



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]


  • Amir Shah Kreri, Zafar Nama, a masnavi commemorating an episode of Islamic conquest and based on a Persian original; the poem became very popular in some rural areas[11]
  • Mohammad Amin Kamil, Saqi Nama, a masnavi[11]
  • Rasul Bath ("most probably the same person known now as Rasul Pompur", according to Indian academic Sisir Kumar Das), Ab e Hayat[11]
  • Rahman Rahi, Sanavany Saz[11]
  • Rasa Javidani, Tuhfa-e bahar, the Urdu-language poet's first book of Kashmiri-language poems[11]


  • Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai, Unninilisandesam, commentary on a 14th-century Manipravala poem[11]
  • K. Kittunni Nayar, Mahakavi Vallattol, biography of the poet Vallathol[11]
  • Ulloor Paramesvara Ayyar, Kerala Sahitya Caritram, in 1995, Indian academic Sisir Kumar Das called this book the "most comprehensive history of the Malayalam and Sanskrit literatures of Kerala"; published posthumously, in five volumes, starting this year, with the last volume coming out in 1955[11]

Other languages of the Indian subcontinent

  • Ananta Pattanayak, Santisikhar, Oriya[11]
  • Felix Paul Noronha, writing in the Konkani dialect of the Marathi language:
    • Kaviyam Jhelo[11]
    • Kristanu Puranatli Vinchovan[11]
  • Ghulan Rabbani Taban, editor, Shikast-i zindan, Urdu-language poems about the independence struggle in India and other Asian countries[11]
  • Kripal Singh Kasel and Parminder Singh, Punjabi Sahit Di Utpatti Te Vikas, history of Punjabi literature, written in that language[11]
  • Lekhnath Poudyal, Tarun-Tapasi, a poem on contemporary affairs written mostly in the Sikharini meter; considered the magnum opus of the author, who calls it a navya kavya; Nepali[11]
  • Nagarjun, Yug Dhara, poems on current affairs; Hindi[11]
  • Narayan, also known as "Shyam", Rupa maya, a sequence of 16 sonnets on the myth of Visvamitra and Menaka; Sindhi[11]
  • Nanuram Samskarta, Samay Vayaro, in blank verse; Rajasthani[11]
  • Nidudavolu Venkatarao, Telugu Kavula Caritra, biographical information about many Telugu poets (see also a larger work of the same nature, Daksina Desiyandhra Vangmayamu 1954)[11]
  • Nilmani Phookan, Surya Heno Nami Aahe Eyi Nadiadi, Rangiya, Assam: Prakashan Ghar, Assamese-language[22]
  • Priyakant Maniar, Pratik, the author's first book of verses; 65 poems Gujarati[11]
  • Shri Shrimat Kumar Vyas, editor, Alagojo, anthology of poems by Rajasthani authors[11]
  • Sudhindra Nath Datta, Sambarta, called "[o]ne of the major works in modern Bengali poetry", according to Sisir Kumar Das[11]

Other languages

Awards and honors

United Kingdom

United States



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

See also


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  2. ^ " Robert Finch," Online Guide to Writing in Canada. Web, Mar. 17, 2011.
  3. ^ "Irving Layton: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online, Web, May 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Gustafson, Ralph, The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, revised edition, 1967, Baltimore, Maryland: Penguin Books
  5. ^ Roberts, Neil, editor, A Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry, Part III, Chapter 3, "Canadian Poetry", by Cynthia Messenger, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, ISBN 978-1-4051-1361-8, retrieved via Google Books, January 3, 2009
  6. ^ "Notes on Life and Works Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine," Selected Poetry of Raymond Souster, Representative Poetry Online, UToronto.ca, Web, May 7, 2011.
  7. ^ Anup C. Nair and Rajesh I. Patel, "22. Nissim Ezekiel the Poet: A Bird's Eyeview", pp 248, 257-259, in Indian English Poetry: Critical Perspectives, edited by Jaydipsinh Dodiya, 2000, Delhi: Prabhat Kumar Sharma for Sarup & Sons, ISBN 81-7625-111-9, retrieved via Google Books on July 17, 2010
  8. ^ a b c Naik, M. K., Perspectives on Indian poetry in English, p. 230, (published by Abhinav Publications, 1984, ISBN 0-391-03286-0, ISBN 978-0-391-03286-6), retrieved via Google Books, June 12, 2009
  9. ^ Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 323, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 10, 2010
  10. ^ Datta, Amaresh, et al., Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature, Volume 2, published by Sahitya Akademi, 1988, ISBN 81-260-1194-7, ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0, retrieved via Google Books on June 17, 2009
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Das, Sisir Kumar, "A Chronology of Literary Events / 1911–1956", in Das, Sisir Kumar and various, History of Indian Literature: 1911-1956: struggle for freedom: triumph and tragedy, Volume 2, 1995, published by Sahitya Akademi, ISBN 978-81-7201-798-9, retrieved via Google Books on December 23, 2008
  12. ^ Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, editors, The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, W. W. Norton & Company, 1973, ISBN 0-393-09357-3
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press ("If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year." — from the Preface, p vi)
  14. ^ a b Everett, Nicholas, "Robert Creeley's Life and Career" at the Modern American Poetry website, accessed May 1, 2008
  15. ^ Christensen, Paul, Web page titled "Charles Olson's Life and Career" at the Modern American Poetry website, accessed May 1, 2008
  16. ^ a b M. L. Rosenthal, The New Poets: American and British Poetry Since World War II, New York: Oxford University Press, 1967, "Selected Bibliography: Individual Volumes by Poets Discussed", pp 334-340
  17. ^ Web page titled "Jean-Guy Pilon" Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine at L’Académie des lettres du Québec website (in French), retrieved October 20, 2010
  18. ^ Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  19. ^ a b Bree, Germaine, Twentieth-Century French Literature, translated by Louise Guiney, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983
  20. ^ a b Auster, Paul, editor, The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry: with Translations by American and British Poets, New York: Random House, 1982 ISBN 0-394-52197-8
  21. ^ Cady, Andrea, Measuring the visible: the verse and prose of Philippe Jaccottet, p 32, Editions Rodopi, 1992, retrieved via Google Books on August 20, 2009
  22. ^ Web page titled "Nilmani Phookan" at the "Poetry International" website, retrieved July 16, 2010
  23. ^ "Cumulative List of Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards", Canada Council. Web, Feb. 10, 2011. http://www.canadacouncil.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E22B9A3C-5906-41B8-B39C-F91F58B3FD70/0/cumulativewinners2010rev.pdf
  24. ^ "Lavater, Louis Isidore (1867-1953)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
1943 in Australian literature

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1943.

For an overview of world literature see 1943 in literature.

See also:

1942 in Australian literature,

1943 in Australia,

1944 in Australian literature.

1943 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1943.

1953 in Australian literature

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1953.

For an overview of world literature see 1953 in literature.

See also:

1952 in Australian literature,

1953 in Australia,

1954 in Australian literature.

List of years in poetry

This page gives a chronological list of years in poetry (descending order). These pages supplement the List of years in literature pages with a focus on events in the history of poetry.

The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse

The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse: An Anthology of Verse in Britain 1900-1950 was a poetry anthology edited by John Heath-Stubbs and David Wright, and first published in 1953 by Faber and Faber. A selection in self-conscious contrast to the Faber Book of Modern Verse, it did not attempt to cover American poetry (beyond Eliot and Pound). It has been through numerous further editions. It was last issued as a hardback in St. Clair Shores, Michigan by Somerset Publishers Inc. in 1988 with ISBN 0-403-07212-3.

Tumult of the Swans

Tumult of the Swans (1953) is the third poetry collection by Australian poet Roland Robinson. It won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry in 1953.The collection consists of 3 poems, with only one of these - "Deep Well" - being a reprint, the other two are published in this collection for the first time.

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