1911 in poetry

1911 in poetry

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


* 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.

Works published

* 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

United States

* 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 Prize winner (+ 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:
** J.V. Cunningham
** Allen Curnow
** Paul Goodman (US)
** Sorley Maclean
** Ernst Meister (died 1979), German [Hofmann, Michael, editor, "Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology", Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006]
** Josephine Miles
** Czeslaw Milosz
** Kenneth Patchen


* Elizabeth Chase Allen
* James A. Bland
* Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
* Frances Watkins

ee also

* Poetry
* List of years in poetry


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