Poems about Anarchists

The poems (and songs) listed here all take inspiration from anarchists, nihilists or members of related movements. I have assembled a lot of related material, but it will probably be a relatively slow project bringing it all together, completing citations, etc.

  • “Time-Magazine,” New Harmony Gazette 3 no. 12 (December 26, 1827): 94.
  • “Josiah Warren” (poem) (1874)
  • Joseph Verey, “Vera Sassulitch” (1880)
  • Joaquin Miller, “Sophia Perovskaya” (1881)
  • George Barlow, “Sophia Perovskaia” (1895)
  • J. William Lloyd, “Stephen Pearl Andrews,” Fair Play 1 no. 30 (January 5, 1889): 1.
  • J. William Lloyd, “Moses Harman,” Liberty 7 no. 2 (April 24, 1890): 1.
  • Sir Henry Parkes, “The Beauteous Terrorist” (Sophie Perovskaya, 1885)
  • Hubert Church, “Vera Figner” (1908)
  • P. R. Bennett, “The Anarchist” (1912)
  • Albert Millaud, “Ravachol,” Le Figaro (March 30, 1892): 1
  • Edwin Markham, “To Louise Michel,” The Man with the Hoe (New York: Doubleday and McClure, 1899): 65.
  • Richard Ellis Roberts, “In Memoriam: Louise Michel,” Poems (London: Brimley Johnson & Ince, Ltd., 1906): 65-66.
  • Eugène Bizeau, “Initiation anarchiste individualiste,” L’en dehors 3 no. 33/34 (April 25, 1924): 4.
  • Charles Keller, “Their Poor Reasons” (To To Madame André Léo)
  • Eugène Pottier, “Already!” (To the Citizen Paule Mink)
  • Ross Winn, “Kropotkine: An Acrostic”

About Louise Michel [notes]:

  • 1866 Jean-Baptiste CLÉMENT Le temps des cerises (dédié à « Louise» en 1882)
  • 1871 Victor HUGO Viro major
  • 1873 Henri ROCHEFORT Sur la Virginie
  • 1873 Clovis HUGUES Sérénade à Louise MICHEL
  • 1883 Jules BLANCART À Louise MICHEL
  • 1883 Jean-François GONON La Vierge des opprimés
  • 1885 Achille LEROY Louise MICHEL et le drapeau noir [PDF]
  • 1886 Paul VERLAINE Ballade en l’honneur de Louise MICHEL
  • 1886 Jehan de l’Ours Marianne : dédié à Louise MICHEL par un soldat obscur de l’armée révolutionnaire
  • 1888 Jules JOUY Louise MICHEL, 26 janvier 1888
  • 1890 Hippolyte RAULLOT Aux gavés
  • 1900 Georges PIOCH Louise MICHEL
  • 1904 E. J. VILLEMEJANE Pour Louise MICHEL
  • 1905 LE PÈRE LAPURGE La Muse rouge

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Poems about Anarchy and Anarchism:

  • Francis W. L. Adams, “Anarchism” (1894)
  • John Henry Mackay, “Anarchy” (1888)
  • Walter Everette Hawkins, “Credo” (1920)

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