- 1875 in poetry
*American poet and short story writer
Edgar Allan Poeis reburied in Westminster Hall and Burying Groundon October 1, 1875with a larger memorial marker. Some controversy arose years later regarding if the correct body was exhumed.
Robert Browning, "Aristophane's Apology"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Masque of Pandora"
* French translation of
Edgar Allan Poe's " The Raven", by Stéphane Mallarméwith drawings by Edouard Manet
March 30— Edmund Clerihew Bentley(died 1956), popular English novelist and humorist and inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse on biographical topics
July 19— Alice Dunbar-Nelson(died 1935) African-American poet, journalist and political activist and part of the Harlem Renaissance; her husband Paul Laurence Dunbarwas also a poet
December 4— Rainer Maria Rilke(died 1926) considered by many one of the greatest Twentieth century poets in German.
January 23— Charles Kingsley, 55, English novelist and poet
December 3— Robert Stephen Hawker, 71, English poet, antiquarian of Cornwall, Anglican clergyman and reputed eccentric best known as the author of Cornwall's "national anthem" " The Song of the Western Men"
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