1916 in poetry

1916 in poetry

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in2?=in literature
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c=20th century
cf=21st century



* July 14 — At the first public soiree at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, Hugo Ball recited the first Dada manifesto (see ).
* October 6 — By some accounts, the Dada movement in art, poetry and literature coalesced by this date at the cabaret, where Ball, Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Sophie Täuber and others discussed art and put on performances expressing their disgust with World War I and 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]

Works published

* 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:
** Olindo Guerrini
** Petar Kočić
** 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 Legion in 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 Marne in France

Awards and honors

* Nobel Prize for Literature: Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam Swedish poet and novelist


ee also

* Poetry
* List of years in poetry

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