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This article is about the literary term. For other uses, see Juvenilia (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Juvenalia.
Juvenilia is a term applied to literary or artistic works produced by an author during his or her youth.
The term was first recorded in 1622 in George Wither's poetry collection Ivvenilia. Later, other notable poets, such as John Dryden and Alfred Lord Tennyson came to use the term for collections of their early poetry.
As promised the beginning of the Juvenilia collection
The warm smell of
sleep and heat
surrounds me with your
quilt, your bed
my hair spread like down
across your pillow
and drowsy senses
Tuesday 9 October 2007