1902 in poetry

1902 in poetry

in?=in poetry
in2?=in literature
cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century



* Hilda Doolittle meets and befriends Ezra Pound

Works published

* 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

ee also

* List of years in poetry
* Poetry

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