1760 in poetry
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- October 25 – With the death of King George II of Great Britain, the era of Augustan poetry and Augustan literature, which started in 1702, is considered to have ended.
- James Beattie, Original Poems and Translations
- John Cleland, The Times!, Volume 1, a verse satire
- George Cockings, War, an Heroic Poem, from the Taking of Minorca by the French to the Reduction of the Havannah, a 28-page poem supporting British generals; the poem would be republished three more times by 1765; English Colonial America
- George Colman, the elder, and Robert Lloyd, Two Odes, Part 1: "To Obscurity", Part 2: "To Oblivion", parodying Thomas Gray
- John Delap, Elegies
- Jupiter Hammon, An Evening Thought, the first poem published by an African American in English Colonial America; printed as a broadside; the poem's meter was common in Great Awakening sermons and African American a cappella hymns
- Robert Lloyd:
- James Macpherson, Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland
- James Scott, Heaven: A vision, Seatonian Prize winner
- John Scott, Four Elegies: Descriptive and Moral, published anonymously
- Anna Steele, published under the name "Theodosia", Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, two volumes; she donated her earnings from the book to charity, Colonial America
- The Famous Tommy Thumb's Little Story-book, with "Little Boy Blue"
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 6 – Richard Polwhele, English clergyman, poet and topographer (died 1838)
- March 2 – Christina Charlotta Cederström, Swedish hostess of a salon, poet and painter
- March 10 – Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Spanish dramatist, translator and neoclassical poet (died 1828)
- May 10
- October 26 – Maria Petronella Woesthoven, Dutch poet (died 1830)
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- February 14 – Isaac Hawkins Browne (born 1705), English poet
- May 9 – Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (born 1700), German
- Date unknown – Bharatchandra Ray (born 1712), Bengali and Sanskrit poet and song composer
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 320. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Davis, Cynthia J., and Kathryn West, Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History, Oxford University Press US, 1996 ISBN 978-0-19-509053-6, retrieved via Google Books on February 7, 2009