- 1923 in poetry
* In Paris,
Basil Buntingmeets Ezra Pound, whose poems will have a strong influence on Bunting throughout his career.
Djuna Barnes, "A Book", collection of prose and poetry
E. E. Cummings, " Tulips and Chimneys"
Walter De La Mare, "Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of all Ages" (anthology)
Muhammad Iqbal, "Payam-i-Mashriq" (" Message from the East"), a philosophical poetry book in Persian
D. H. Lawrence, "Birds, Beasts, and Flowers", including "Snake"
John Masefield, "Collected Poems"
Sukumar Ray, " Abol Tabol" ("literally, "weird and random"), a collection of Bengali children's poems and rhymes
Wallace Stevens, "Harmonium", including "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" and "The Emperor of Ice-Cream" and " Le Monocle de Mon Oncle". Stevens' first book, it was published by Knopf when the was in middle age (44 years old). Its first edition sold only a hundred copies before being remaindered, suggesting that Mark Van Dorenhad it right when he wrote in " The Nation" in 1923, that Stevens's wit "is tentative, perverse, and superfine; and it will never be popular." [Axelrod, Steven Gould, and Helen Deese. "Critical Essays on Wallace Stevens". 1988: G. K. Hall & Co., p. 4] Yet by 1960 the cottage industry of Stevens studies was becoming a "multinational conglomerate". [Axelrod, Steven Gould, and Helen Deese. "Critical Essays on Wallace Stevens". 1988: G. K. Hall & Co., p. 11]
Jean Toomer, "Cane"
William Carlos Williams:
**"Go Go" and "Spring and All"
William Butler Yeats, "The Cat and the Moon", including "Leda and the Swan"
Awards and honors
Nobel Prize in Literature: William Butler Yeats
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Edna St. Vincent Millay, "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver: A Few Figs from Thistles: Eight Sonnets in American Poetry, 1922. A Miscellany"
January 15— Ivor Cutler(died 2006), Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist
January 16— Anthony Hecht(died 2004), American poet
February 2— James Dickey(died 1997), American poet and novelist
March 21: Nizar Qabbani, Syrian diplomat, poet and publisher
March 27— Louis Simpson, Jamaican-born American poet who won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
March 30— Milton Acorn(died 1986), Canadian poet, writer and playwright nicknamed "The People's Poet"
April 3— Daniel Hoffman, American poet, essayist, and academic who served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress — a position now known as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, from 1973 to 1974
May 19— Dorothy Hewett(died 2002), Australian poet and playwright
July 2— Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet, essayist and translator who won the Nobel Prize in Literaturein 1996
July 16— Mari EvansAfrican-American poet
September 22— Dannie Abse, British poet and writer
October 24— Denise Levertov(died 1997), British-born American poet
November 9— James Schuyler(died 1991), American poet and a central figure in the New York School
December 21— Richard Hugo(died 1982), American poet
* date not known:
Alan Dugan(died 2003), American poet
John Logan (poet)
Michalis Katsaros, Greek
9 January— Katherine Mansfield, 34, New Zealand poet and prominent Modernist writer of short fiction
* date not known —
Maurice Henry Hewlett, English historical novelist, poet and essayist
15 December— Frank Morton, Australian poet and journalist
List of poetry awards
List of years in poetry
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