1958 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature


  • Brazilian manifesto for concrete poetry, which focuses on visual and other sensory qualities
  • Writers Workshop, a Calcutta, India-based literary publisher, was founded this year by the poet P. Lal with several other writers.
  • April 18 — Ezra Pound's indictment for treason is dismissed.[1] He is released from St. Elizabeths Hospital, an insane asylum in Maryland, after spending 12 years there (starting in 1946) and returns to Italy.[1]
  • June 29 — A monument to Vladimir Mayakovsky is unveiled in the centre of Moscow and becomes a focus for informal poetry readings.

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:


Criticism, scholarship and biography in Canada


India, in English

United Kingdom

United States

Other in English

Works published in other languages

Listed by language and often 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


Others from Latin America


Portuguese language


French language

French Canada



  • Sh. Shalom:
    • Ben Tehelet ve-Lavan ("Amidst the Blue and White")
    • Shirai Kommiut Israel ("Poems on the Rise of Israel")
  • Yehoshua Rabinow, Shirat Amitai ("Amitai's Song")
  • I. Shalev, Eloha Hanoshek Lohamim
  • P. Elad, Mizrah Shemesh ("East of the Sun")
  • David Rokeah, Kearar Aleh Shaham ("Juniper on Granite")
  • T. Carmi, ha-Yam ha-Aharon ("The Last Sea")
  • Y. Amihai, be-Merhak Shtai Tikvot ("At a Distance of Two Hopes")
  • Ephraim Lisitzky, Anshai Midot ("Virtuous Men")


Listed in alphabetical order by first name:


Awards and honors

United Kingdom

United States

American Academy of Arts and Letters

Poetry Magazine

Poetry Society of America




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


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

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ackroyd, Peter, Ezra Pound, Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 1980, "Chronology" chapter, p 118
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gustafson, Ralph, The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, revised edition, 1967, Baltimore, Maryland: Penguin Books
  3. 3.0 3.1 Britannica Book of the Year 1960, covering events of 1959, published by Encyclopædia Britannica, 1960; "Canadian Literature" article mentioned this book as a "late 1958 anthology" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "boy60" defined multiple times with different content
  4. "Irving Layton: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online, Web, May 7, 2011.
  5. "Bibliography," Selected Poems of E. J. Pratt, Peter Buitenhuis ed., Toronto: Macmillan, 1968, 207-208.
  6. "Notes on Life and Works," Selected Poetry of Raymond Souster, Representative Poetry Online, UToronto.ca, Web, May 7, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 M. L. Rosenthal, The New Poets: American and British Poetry Since World War II, New York: Oxford University Press, 1967, "Selected Bibliography: Individual Volumes by Poets Discussed", pp 334-340
  8. Vinayak Krishna Gokak, The Golden Treasury Of Indo-Anglian Poetry (1828-1965), p 313, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi (1970, first edition; 2006 reprint), ISBN 81-260-1196-3, retrieved August 6, 2010
  9. Amrita Paresh Patel, "24. Selected Poems of Dilip Kumar Roy: A Study", p 267, in Indian English Poetry: Critical Perspectives, edited by Jaydipsinh Dodiya, 2000, Delhi: Prabhat Kumar Sharma for Sarup & Sons, ISBN 81-7625-111-9, retrieved via Google Books on July 17, 2010
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 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)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, editors, The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, W. W. Norton & Company, 1973, ISBN 0-393-09357-3
  13. Web page titled "The Contemporary Scene" in An Encyclopedia of New Zealand, 1966 website, accessed April 21, 2008
  14. "Chile National Literature Prize Winner Alfonso Calderon Dies", obituary, August 8, 2009, Latin American Herald Tribune, retrieved September 4, 2009. Archived 2009-09-07.
  15. Web page titled "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1945/Gabriela Mistral/Bibliography", Nobel Prize website, retrieved September 22, 2010
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Auster, Paul, editor, The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry: with Translations by American and British Poets, New York: Random House, 1982 ISBN 0-394-52197-8
  17. Bree, Germaine, Twentieth-Century French Literature, translated by Louise Guiney, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Das, Sisir Kumar, "A Chronology of Literary Events / 1911–1956", p 620, in Das, Sisir Kumar and various, History of Indian Literature: 1911-1956: struggle for freedom: triumph and tragedy, Volume 2, 1995, published by Sahitya Akademi, ISBN 978-81-7201-798-9, retrieved via Google Books on December 23, 2008 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "skdhil" defined multiple times with different content
  19. Balcom, John, "Lo Fu", article on Poetry International website, retrieved November 22, 2008
  20. "Cumulative List of Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards", Canada Council. Web, Feb. 10, 2011. http://www.canadacouncil.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E22B9A3C-5906-41B8-B39C-F91F58B3FD70/0/cumulativewinners2010rev.pdf
  21. Audre Lorde, 'A burst of light: Living with cancer', A Burst of Light, Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1988, page 73