- 1916 in poetry
July 14— At the first public soireeat the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, Hugo Ballrecited the first Dadamanifesto (see ).
October 6— By some accounts, the Dadamovement in art, poetry and literature coalesced by this date at the cabaret, where Ball, Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Sophie Täuberand others discussed art and put on performances expressing their disgust with World War Iand the interests they believed inspired it
* When Wallace Stevens' job as a lawyer for a New York City insurance company is abolished as a result of mergers, he joins the home office of Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company and moves to Hartford, where he will remain the rest of his life. [Richardson, Joan. Wallace Stevens: The Early Years, 1879-1923, New York: Beech Tree Books, 1986, p. 445]
Hilda Doolittle(H.D.), "Sea Garden"
Robert Frost, " Mountain Interval", including "Out, Out--"
Antonio Machado, "Campos de Castilla" (revised edition)
D. H. Lawrence, "Amores
Ezra Pound, "Lustra
Carl Sandburg, " Chicago Poems"
Robert Service, "Rhymes of a Red Cross Man
Charles Hamilton Sorley, "Marlborough and Other Poems
William Butler Yeats, " Easter 1916", "1916 book Responsibilities and Other Poems"
* "Some Imagist Poets" second anthology
October 16- David Gascoyne, author and poet
April 26— Mário de Sá-Carneiro, novelist and poet
May 31— Gorch Fock, poet and novelist
September 22— Edward Wyndham Tennant, war poet
October 7— James Whitcomb Riley, poet
October 25— John Todhunter, 76, Irish poet and playwright
November 14— H. H. Munro("Saki"), 45, English poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright
November 27— Emile Verhaeren, Symbolist poet
* date not known:
Arabella Eugenia Smith
John Townsend Trowbridge, American poet and author
Killed in World War I
July 1— Gilbert Waterhouse, war poet killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme while serving as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Bn Essex Regiment.
July 4— Alan Seeger, 38, American poet who joined the French Foreign Legionin 1914 and died in battle, cheering on his fellow soldiers after he was hit; uncle of American folk singer Pete Seeger
July 30— Joyce Kilmer, American poet, killed by a sniper in the Second Battle of the Marnein France
Awards and honors
Nobel Prize for Literature: Carl Gustaf Verner von HeidenstamSwedish poet and novelist
List of years in poetry
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