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            List of years in poetry       (table)
 1980 .  1981 .  1982 .  1983  . 1984  . 1985  . 1986 
1987 1988 1989 -1990- 1991 1992 1993
 1994 .  1995 .  1996 .  1997  . 1998  . 1999  . 2000 
   In literature: 1987 1988 1989 -1990- 1991 1992 1993     
Related time period  or  subjects
 1987 . 1988 . 1989 - 1990 - 1991 . 1992 . 1993 
1960s . 1970s . 1980s -1990s- 2000s . 2010s . 2020s

 19th century . 20th century . 21st century 

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Works published in English

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; substantially revised works listed separately:



  • Jennifer Maiden:
    • Bastille Day, NLA
    • Selected Poems of Jennifer Maiden, Penguin
    • The Winter Baby, Angus & Robertson
  • Les Murray, Dog Fox Field Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1990; Carcanet, 1991 and New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993
  • Chris Wallace-Crabbe:
    • For Crying Out Loud, Oxford: Oxford University Press
    • Poetry and Belief (scholarship), Hobart: University of Tasmania



New Zealand

  • Allen Curnow, Selected Poems 1940–1989[7]
  • Bill Manhire, The Old Man's Example
  • Frank McKay, Life of James K. Baxter, Auckland: Oxford University Press; called the "standard biography" of New Zealand's "probably New Zealand's best-known poet"[8]
  • Cilla McQueen, Berlin Diary,[9] winner of the 1991 New Zealand Book Award for Poetry

United Kingdom

United States

Poets included in The Best American Poetry 1990

These 75 poets were included in The Best American Poetry 1990, edited by David Lehman with Jorie Graham, guest editor:

Other in English

Works published in other languages

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; substantially revised works listed separately:

Spanish language


  • Matilde Camus, El color de mi cristal ("The colour of my glasses")


  • Lo Fu (poet) (Luo Fu), Chinese (Taiwan):
    • Nirvana of Angels[14]
    • House of Midnight[14]
  • Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Pharaoh's Daughter, including "Fear Suaithinseach", "An Bhabog Bhriste", "An Bhean Mhidhilis", and "Ceist na Teangan", Oldcastle: The Gallery Press, Gaelic-language, Ireland[4]

Awards and honors



United Kingdom

United States


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

See also


  1. ^ Fox, Margalit, "Jason Shinder, 52, Poet and Founder of Arts Program, Dies", obituary, May 3, 2008, The New York Times, retrieved December 11, 2008
  2. ^ Preminger, Alex and T.V.F. Brogan, et al., editors, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993, Princeton University Press and MJF Books, "Canadian Poetry" article, English "Anthologies" section, p 164
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Neil, editor, A Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry, Part III, Chapter 3, "Canadian Poetry", by Cynthia Messenger, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, ISBN 9781405113618, retrieved via Google Books, January 3, 2009
  4. ^ a b c d Crotty, Patrick, Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology, Belfast, The Blackstaff Press Ltd., 1995, ISBN 0856405612
  5. ^ a b "Publications" Web page at Pat Boran's Web site, accessed May 2
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  7. ^ Allen Curnow Web page at the New Zealand Book Council website, accessed April 21, 2008
  8. ^ [1]Web psge titled "James K. Baxter" at "Best of New Zealand Poetry 2001" Web site, accessed October 11, 2007
  9. ^ Cilla McQueen - NZ Literature File - LEARN - The University Of Auckland Library
  10. ^ O’Reilly, Elizabeth (either author of the "Critical Perspective" section or of the entire contents of the web page, titled "Carol Ann Duffy" at Contemporary Poets website, retrieved May 4, 2009. Archived 2009-05-08.
  11. ^ Web page titled "Elizabeth Alexander" at the Poetry Foundation website, accessed April 24, 2008
  12. ^ Everett, Nicholas, "Robert Creeley's Life and Career" at the Modern American Poetry website, accessed May 1, 2008
  13. ^ a b "Selected Timeline of Anglophone Caribbean Poetry" in Williams, Emily Allen, Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, 1970–2001: An Annotated Bibliography, page xvii and following pages, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002, ISBN 9780313317477, retrieved via Google Books, February 7, 2009
  14. ^ a b Balcom, John, "Lo Fu", article on Poetry International website, retrieved November 22, 2008
  15. ^ "Teiko Tomita" entry, p 640 in Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century, edited by Susan Ware, Stacy Lorraine Braukman; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University Press, 2004, ISBN 9780674014886, retrieved January 29, 2009


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