- 1889 in poetry
Robert Browning, "Asolando"
Eugene Field, "A Little Book of Western Verse", including "Little Boy Blue" and "Wynkyn, Blynkyn and Nod"
Amy Levy, "A London Plane Tree"
Walter Pater, "Appreciations: With an Essay on Style"
Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Poems and Ballads, 3rd series"
Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Demeter and Other Poems"; he writes " Crossing the Bar" in October as he crosses the Solent
W.B. Yeats, " The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems", including " The Wanderings of Oisin", " The Song of the Happy Shepherd", " The Stolen Child", " Down By The Salley Gardens" (Kegan Paul, Trench & Company) [ [http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=7597 Web page titled "Archive: William Butler Yeats (W. B. Yeats) (1865 - 1939)"] at the Poetry Foundation website, accessed April 22, 2008]
April 27— Arnulf Øverland, Norwegian poet (died 1968)
June 23— Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova (Ukraine)
August 5— Conrad Aiken
August 19— Arthur David Waley
September 15— Claude McKay, Jamaican
October 31— Napoleon Lapathiotis(Greek)
William Hervey Allen
May 31— Horatius Bonar, Scottish poet
June 8— Gerard Manley Hopkins, 54, English poet, of typhoid
June 15— Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet
September 23— Eliza Cook, 70, English poet
October 25— Émile Augier, French dramatist and poet
November 18— William Allingham, Irish poet
December 10— Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian poet and dramatist
December 12— Robert Browning, English poet
* November —
Martin Farquhar Tupper, 79, English writer and poet
* Date not known:
Amy Levy, English poet and novelist, by suicide
List of years in poetry
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