- 1925 in poetry
T. S. Eliotjoins the publishing house of Faber & Gwyer, leaves Lloyds bank.
* January —
Ezra Poundreturns to Rapallo, Italyfrom Sicilyto stay there permanently after a brief stay the year before. [Ira B. Nadel (editor), "The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound," page xxii. Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-521-64920-X]
* An unofficial ban by Soviet authorities on poetry by
Anna Akhmatovabegins; she will be unable to publish until 1940
Robert Bridges, "The Tapestry: Poems" and "New Verse" which included his Neo-Miltonic syllabics
E. E. Cummings:
** "&" (self-published)
** "XLI Poems"
Hilda Doolittle, "Collected Poems of H.D."
T. S. Eliot, "Poems 1909-1925", including " The Hollow Men"
Thomas Hardy, "Human Shows"
Ezra Pound, "A Draft of XVI Cantos", Paris [Ackroyd, Peter, "Ezra Pound", Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 1980, "Bibliography" chapter, p 121]
J.R.R. Tolkien(translator), " Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
Charles Vildrac, "Poèmes de l'Abbaye" (France)
W.B. Yeats, "A Vision"
Awards and honors
* Dial Award:
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Edwin Arlington Robinson, "The Man Who Died Twice"
February 8— Francis Webb (died 1973) Australian poet
February 27— Kenneth Koch(died 2002) American poet, playwright, professor and prominent poet of the " New York School" of poetry
March 10— Manolis Anagnostakis(died 2005) Greek poet and critic
March 13— Inge Muller(died 1966) East German
March 14— John Wain(died 1994) English poet, novelist, and critic associated with the literary group The Movement.
April 18— Bob Kaufman(died 1986), American Beat poetand surrealist
August 1— Ernst Jandl(died 2000), Austrian poet, author and translator
August 12— Donald Justice(died 2004), American poet and writing teacher
October 28— Ian Hamilton Finlay(died 2006), Scots poet, writer, artist — and gardener
December 10— Carolyn Kizer, American poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetryin 1985
* date not known:
Philip Booth, American poet
Maxine Kumin, American poet and author
Heinz Piontek(died 2003), German [Hofmann, Michael, editor, "Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology", Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006]
Gerald Stern, American poet
January 31— George Washington Cable, 80, American novelist and poet
May 12— Amy Lowell, 51, American poet of the imagistschool who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetryin 1926
June 17— Arthur Christopher Benson, 63, English author and poet who wrote the words to " Land of Hope and Glory"
December 27– Sergei Yesenin, 30, Russian poet
* date not known —
Alfred Denis Godley
List of poetry awards
List of years in poetry
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