Georgian poetry refers to works composed by a group of male British poets during the reign of King George V, which was 1911–1936. The work was anthologized in a series called Georgian Poetry.
Georgianism is characterized by its embrace of formalism (the adherence to traditional forms), its lyricism, its use of rhyme and metrical regularity, and its focus on the work itself, not external forces that might shape its content and style.
Themes of Georgian poetry tend toward a reverence for nature and rural life. Prominent poets of this group include Abercrombie, Belloc, Blunden, Brooke, Davies, Hodgson, Drinkwater, Flecker, Gibson, Graves, de la Mare, Monro, Squire, Thomas, and Sassoon.
The term Georgian with regard to poetry eventually became pejorative because the work was considered insipid. One of the drivers of this movement was to make poetry accessible to a wider readership, but in doing so, critics felt that the work added little to the Western canon.