1589 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

  • William Byrd, Psalmes, Sonets & Songs of Sadnes and Pietie, Made into Musicke of Five Parts, verse and music[1]
  • Thomas Deloney, A New Ballet of the Straunge and Most Cruell Whippes which the Spanyards Had Prepared to Whippe and Torment English Men and Women, a ballad[1]
  • Anne Dowriche (A.D.), The French Historie
  • Anthony Munday, A Banquet of Daintie Conceits[1]
  • George Puttenham, authorship uncertain, Arte of English Poesie, the first draft is thought to have been written in the 1560s, with revisions thereafter, up to its publication;[1] the most systematic and comprehensive treatise of the time on poetry; "contrived into three bookes: the first of poets and poesies [a general history of poetry and descriptions of various forms], the second of proportion [on prosody and the measures in use in English verse], the third of ornament [on style, the distinctions between written and spoken language and other matters]" the work concludes with lengthy observations on good manners
  • Sir Philip Sidney, Defense of Poesie, criticism
  • Nicholas Yonge, Musica Transalpina. Cantus, verse and music (see also Musica Transalpina 1597)[1]


  • Flor de Varios Romances Nuevos, a famous Spanish poetry anthology; includes 12 romances by Luis de Góngora y Argote[2]
  • Alonso de Ercilla, La Araucana, an epic poem about the conquest of Chile; the first part originally appeared in 1569, the second part was published for the first time om 1578 (together with the first part), the third part was published for the first time this year (together with the first and second parts); Spain



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. ^ Brenan, Gerald, The Literature of the Spanish People from Roman Times to the Present Day, p 223, Cambridge University Press, 1976, retrieved via Google Books on January 2, 2010
  3. ^ Weinberg, Bernard, ed., French Poetry of the Renaissance, Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, Arcturus Books edition, October 1964, fifth printing, August 1974 (first printed in France in 1954), ISBN 0-8093-0135-0, "Jean-Antoine de Baif" p 132
  4. ^ Olsen, Kirsten, Chronology of Women's History, p 63, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994, ISBN 0-313-28803-8, ISBN 978-0-313-28803-6, retrieved via Google Books on May 26, 2009