The list below originates from the larger resource, compiled by John Goodridge and other contributors, dedicated to providing comprehensive information about laboring-class poets from the seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. Goodridge's compendium identifies any other trade or form of work conducted by each author and focuses primarily on published volumes of poetry. Similarly, the list below focuses on authors who produced published volumes. In both cases, access to poets who published broadsides or poems appearing in magazines or newspapers would expand the bibliography substantially. Many authors included below, who began their careers as common sailors like Falconer and who found their way into print, have been selected from Goodridge's work. Since the navy and the merchant marine offered opportunities for advancement and provided careers for middle- and upper-class men, the works listed below include those created by officers, as well as ship's doctors and ship's chaplains. Some poets draw...
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April 1, 2023
Michael Edson Bridget Keegan
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Appendix: A Bibliography of Poems Written by Sailors, Those Who Served at Sea, or Ascribed to Sailors
Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Bridget Keegan; Appendix: A Bibliography of Poems Written by Sailors, Those Who Served at Sea, or Ascribed to Sailors. Eighteenth-Century Life 1 April 2023; 47 (2): 261–272. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00982601-10394975
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