1010s in poetry
- March 8 - Persian poet Ferdowsi finishes writing the Shahnameh (Book of Kings) which will be regarded as the national epic of the greater Iranian culture.
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article. There are conflicting or unreliable sources for the birth years of many people born in this period; where sources conflict, the poet is listed again and the conflict is noted:
- Nizam al-Mulk (died 1092), Persian
- Michael Psellos born 1017 or 1018 (died 1078), Byzantine poet and historian (1017 or 1018)
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article: 1012: