1958 in Poetry - Deaths


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  • January 3 – Gerald William Bullett, 64, British author and critic
  • March 24 – Seamus O'Sullivan (born 1879), Irish
  • May 5 – James Branch Cabell, 79, whose 52 books included poetry, of a cerebral hemorrhage (to help people remember the pronunciation of his name, he composed the ditty, "Tell the rabble my name is CA-bell.")
  • June 10 – Angelina Weld Grimke (born 1880), African American lesbian journalist and poet
  • June 28 (disputed) – Alfred Noyes, English poet (born 1880) according to some sources, he died on June 25, but others, including Encyclopædia Britannica give June 28)
  • September 11 – Robert W. Service, 84 (born 1874), Scots-Canadian poet who wrote The Cremation of Sam McGee
  • October 29 – Zoë Akins, 72, American poet and dramatist who won the 1935 Pulitzer Prize for her drama version of Edith Wharton's The Old Maid
  • November 12 – Masamune Atsuo 正宗敦夫 (born 1881), Japanese poet and academic
  • December 20 – Sir John Collings Squire, British poet, writer, historian, and influential literary editor.
  • Also:
    • Emil Barth (poet) (born 1900), German
    • Francis Carco, French poet and novelist
    • Yves Gérard le Dantec, French
    • Vallathol Narayana Menon (born 1878), Indian, Malayalam language poet

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