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Encyclopedia > 1940 in poetry
Years in poetry: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943
Years in literature: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943
Decades in poetry: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Centuries in poetry: 19th century 20th century 21st century
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943

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// • Iowa Writers Workshop founded by Paul Engle at the University of Iowa Dr. Seuss publishes his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street John Betjeman, Continual Dew, including The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel David Jones, In Parenthesis Isaac Rosenberg, Collected Works... // Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, editors, Understanding Poetry (appearing thereafter in revised editions to 1976) Louis MacNeice, The Earth Compels W.B. Yeats, New Poems, including Lapis Lazuli Hawthornden Prize - David Jones for In Parenthesis Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Marya Zaturenska: Cold Morning Sky February 22 — Ishmael Reed, American... // Last issue of The Criterion is published. ... // G. S. Fraser - The Fatal Landscape and Other Poems Frost Medal: Robert Frost Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Leonard Bacon: Sunderland Capture October 2 - John Sinclair, poet October 13 - John Snow, cricketer and poet Billy Collins January 6 - F. R. Higgins, poet January 23 - John Oxenham, novelist and poet February 7... // T.S. Eliot - Little Gidding Frost Medal: Edgar Lee Masters Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: William Rose Benet, The Dust Which Is God October 23 - Douglas Dunn, poet date unknown - Gladys Cardiff, poet date unknown - Konstantin Balmont, poet Poetry List of poetry awards Categories: | | ... // Ottawa native Elizabeth Smart moves permanently to England. ... See also: 1936 in literature, other events of 1937, 1938 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1937 in literature, other events of 1938, 1939 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1938 in literature, other events of 1939, 1940 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1939 in literature, other events of 1940, 1941 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1940 in literature, other events of 1941, 1942 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1941 in literature, other events of 1942, 1943 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1942 in literature, other events of 1943, 1944 in literature, list of years in literature. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries in poetry. ... Category: ... Category: ... Category: ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... // Events and trends The 1910s represent the culmination of European militarism which had its beginnings during the second half of the 19th Century. ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ...

Events

Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) was an English writer who emigrated to the United States, living in Los Angeles until his death in 1963. ... Pride and Prejudice, first published on 28 January 1813, is the most famous of Jane Austens novels. ...

Works published

Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Wystan Hugh Auden (February 21, 1907–September 29, 1973) was an English poet. ... Sir John Betjeman (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was a British poet and writer on architecture. ... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 - January 4, 1965), was a major Modernist Anglo-American poet, dramatist, and literary critic. ... Dylan Marlais Thomas, (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. ...

Awards

The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. ... Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic. ... The Gold Medal for Poetry, originally instituted by King George V, is awarded in some years on 23 April, for a book of verse written by a United Kingdom or British Commonwealth citizen; before 1985 it was awarded only to British writers (this rule clearly not having hardened by 1940). ... Michael Rayner Thwaites, AO (30 May 1915 - 1 November 2005) was an Australian academic, poet, intelligence officer, and activist for Moral Rearmament. ...

Births

May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... Joseph Brodsky Joseph Brodsky (May 24, 1940 – January 28, 1996), born Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (Russian: ) was a poet and essayist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1987) and was chosen Poet Laureate of the United States (1991-1992). ... Nobel Prize in Literature medal. ... The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35,000 a year. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... –§– Jack Prelutsky (born September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet noted for his childrens poems. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Robert Pinsky 15 May 2005 Robert Pinsky (born October 20, 1940) is an American poet and former Poet Laureate of the United States (1997-2000). ... The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35,000 a year. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Fanny Howe (born 1940) is an United States poet and writer of fiction. ...

Deaths

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Humbert Wolfe (1885 – January 5, 1940), was an English poet, man of letters and civil servant, from a German-Jewish family background; he was one of the most popular authors of the 1920s. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Hamlin Hannibal Garland (born September 14, 1860 in West Salem, Wisconsin; died March 4, 1940 in Hollywood, California) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... Charles Edwin Anson Markham (April 23, 1852 - March 7, 1940) was an American poet. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ernest Lawrence Thayer (August 14, 1863 - August 21, 1940) was an American writer and poet who wrote Casey at the Bat. Thayer was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts and raised in Worcester. ... The Outlook wasnt brilliant for the Mudville nine that day: The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Henry Davies (1871 - September 26, 1940), was a Welsh poet and writer; he was one of the most popular poets of his time. ...

See also

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