1925 in poetry

1925 in poetry

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



* T. S. Eliot joins the publishing house of Faber & Gwyer, leaves Lloyds bank.
* January — Ezra Pound returns to Rapallo, Italy from Sicily to 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 Akhmatova begins; she will be unable to publish until 1940

Works published

* 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: E.E. Cummings
* 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 poet and 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 Poetry in 1985
* date not known:
** Philip Booth, American poet
** Theodore Enslim
** 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 imagist school who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926
* June 17 — Arthur Christopher Benson, 63, English author and poet who wrote the words to "Land of Hope and Glory"
* December 27Sergei Yesenin, 30, Russian poet
* date not known — Alfred Denis Godley


ee also

* Poetry
* List of poetry awards
* List of years in poetry

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