1821 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature

— words chiselled onto the tombstone of John Keats, at his request

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).


Works published in English[edit]

Shelley's Tomb in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome (1873) by Walter Crane. The tombstone in the foreground is actually that of John Keats
Tomb of John Keats

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

  • Paul Allen, Noah, about the Bible story, but also discusses slavery and America's place in God's providence;[1] revised by John Neal[3]
  • William Cullen Bryant, Poems, eight poems, including "The Ages", a poem in Spenserian stanzas on the history of mankind and expressing a positive outlook on the future, delivered at the Harvard commencement; also the last significant revision of "Thanatopsis"; the book, issued by Richard Henry Dana, Edward Channing and Willard Phillips, is a critical success which promotes Bryant's reputation, but it does not sell well[1]
  • James Gates Percival, Poems, including the first part of "Prometheus"[1]

Works published in other languages[edit]

  • Alexander Pushkin denies it but is widely thought to be the author this April of The Gabrieliad (Гавриилиада, Gavriiliada), Russian, a sexually explicit, blasphemous work
  • Heinrich Heine, Gedichte, German, his first published collection[4]
  • Wilhelm Müller, German
    • Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten ("Poems from the posthumous papers of a travelling horn-player"), begins publication
    • Lieder der Griechen ("Songs of the Greeks"), begins publication


Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


Life and Death masks of John Keats, Rome

Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d 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
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press ("If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year." — from the Preface, p vi)
  4. ^ Cook, Roger F., A Companion to the Works of Heinrich Heine, "Introduction", Boydell & Brewer, 2002, ISBN 978-1-57113-207-9, retrieved via Google Books on April 2, 2009
  5. ^ a b 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 8, 2009