- 1911 in poetry
* Britain establishes six copyright libraries to which copies of all books published in the country must be sent:
Bodleian Library(Oxford); British Library(London); National Library of Scotland(Edinburgh); National Library of Wales(Aberystwyth); Trinity College, Dublin; and Cambridge University Library.
Rupert Brooke, "Poems 1911"
Constantine P. Cavafy, "Itaka" and "The Gods Abandon Antony"
Ezra Pound, "Canzoni", London [Ackroyd, Peter, "Ezra Pound", Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 1980, "Bibliography" chapter, p 121]
Awards and honors
* American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Poetry:
James Whitcomb Riley
Nobel Prize for Literature: Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck, Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist
February 1— Robert Gittings
February 8— Elizabeth Bishop, poet, Pulitzer Prizewinner (+ 1979)
February 16— Hal Porter(died 1984), Australian writer, novelist, playwright and poet
May 29— Leah Goldberg(died 1970), Israeli poet writing in Hebrew
July 19— Mervyn Peake(died 1968), writer, artist, illustrator and poet
November 2— Odysseus Elytis, Greek
* Date not known:
Ernst Meister(died 1979), German [Hofmann, Michael, editor, "Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology", Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006]
Elizabeth Chase Allen
James A. Bland
Alfred Comyn Lyall
List of years in poetry
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