1908 in poetry
Ezra Poundleaves America for Europe. After spending several months in Venicehe settles in London, where he will remain until 1920.
The Poets' Club
* Founding in
Londonof the Poets' Club, a group comprised mainly amateurs which met monthly for most of the year.
* Late in the year —
T.E. Hulmereads to the Poets' Clubhis paper, " A Lecture on Modern Poetry", a concise statement of his influential advocacy of free verse
William Stanley Braithwaite, "The House of Falling Leaves with Other Poems"
William Henry Davies, "Nature Poems and Others"
Thomas Hardy, "" [Part three of Hardy's epic trilogyof the Napoleonic War]
** "A Lume Spento" [Pound's first poetry collection (the title translates as "a dim light") published at his own expense in Venice]
** "A Quinzaine for this Yule", London [Ackroyd, Peter, "Ezra Pound", Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 1980, "Bibliography" chapter, p 121]
William Butler Yeats, "Collected Works in Verse and Prose"Mac Liammoir, Michael, and Eavan Boland, "W. B. Yeats", Thames and Hudson (part of the "Thames and Hudson Literary Lives" series), London, 1971, p. 82]
Awards and honors
April 24- George Oppen, American poet. Won the 1969 Pulitzer Prizein poetry (d. 1984)
May 25- Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)
Kathleen Jessie Raine
October 21- Charles Eliot Norton, 80, scholar and man of letters
Alexander L. Posey
James Ryder Randall
Edmund Clarence Steadman
List of years in poetry
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