- 1902 in poetry
Hilda Doolittlemeets and befriends Ezra Pound
Thomas Hardy, "Poems of the Past and Present"
Walter De la Mare, "Songs of Childhood"
John Edward Masefield, "Salt-Water Ballads", including "I must go down to the sea again"
W.B. Yeats, "Cathleen Ni Houlihan"
February 1— Langston Hughes(died 1967), African-American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and newspaper columnist best known for his role in the Harlem Renaissance
February 19— Kay Boyle(died 1992, award-winning American poet, writer, educator, and political activist
August 19— Ogden Nash(died 1971), American poet best known for pithy and funny light verse.
September 20— Stevie Smith(died 1971), British poet and novelist
October 13— Arna Bontemps(died 1973), American poet and member of the Harlem Renaissance
November 20— Nazim Hikmet(died 1963), Turkish poet, dramatist, and Communist
* date not known:
Felipe Alfau(died 1999), Spanish-American poet, translator and author
Kenneth Fearing(died 1961), American poet and writer
Michael William Edward Roberts, Michael Roberts
A. J. Smith (writer)
Maria Polydouri, Greek
January 20— Aubrey Thomas De Vere, 88, Irish poet and critic
May 6— Bret Harte, 66, American author and poet, best remembered for accounts of pioneering life in California
September 6— Philip James Bailey, 86, English poet
September 29— William McGonagall, Scottish weaver, actor, and poet comically renowned as one of the worst poets in the English language
October 4— Lionel Pigot Johnson, 35, English poet, essayist, and critic
* date not known:
Thomas Dunn English
Albery A. Whitman
Awards and honors
List of years in poetry
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