||We know of 4 events of note in literature and the arts that occurred on September 2:
- American popular essayist Cleveland Amory was born on this day in 1917.
- On this day in 1483, William Caxton published John Gower's poem Confessio Amantis, usually translated The Lover's Shrift.
- The American poet and journalist Eugene Field was born on this day in 1850. He wrote such sentimental children's poetry as "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," "Little Boy Blue," and "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat." He died in 1895.
- The American poet e.e. cummings died on this day in 1962.