Ukranian Poet Celebrated/Ledbury Poetry Festival/ Rilke Prize – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 26 de February de 2021 a las 06:08 am

Our final round-up of the week takes a look at the Ukrainian poet being celebrated, the 25th Ledbury poetry festival and the winner of the 2021 Rilke Prize. Lesya Ukrainka Anniversary Celebrated PAL, the Pakistan Academy of Letters, has joined forces with the Ukraine Embassy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ukraine’s most celebrated poet, […]


Poetry CD/Pop Legend’s Poet Assistant – Poetry News Roundup February 25th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 25 de February de 2021 a las 05:42 am

Today we look at a CD of songs created around poetry and the poet helping a pop legend with his memoirs. New Life Given to William Soutar Regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets, some of the works of William Soutar are to be given a new lease of life as they will be […]


Beats Era Poet Passes Away – Poetry News February 24th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 24 de February de 2021 a las 04:48 am

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you the sad new that one of the great poets of the Beats Era, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has passed away at the age of 101. Beat Poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Passes Away Aged 101 The publisher, painter, poet, political activist and co-founder of City Lights bookshop Lawrence Ferlinghetti has passed […]


American Poet’s Corner Induction/Birthday Letters Collection – Poetry News Roundup February 23rd

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 23 de February de 2021 a las 04:47 am

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the poet who has been inducted into the American Poet’s Corner and the reason behind the “Birthday Letters “ poetry collection. Audre Lorde Honoured The celebrated activist and poet Audre Lorde has been inducted into American Poet’s Corner which is at the Cathedral of St. […]


Rita Dove Honoured/Laureate’s Ode To His Hero – Poetry News Roundup February 22nd

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 22 de February de 2021 a las 03:27 am

We begin the week with a look at the poet being honoured during Black History Month. We also have an article about Simon Armitage’s new poem. Rita Dove Honoured The U.S State Department has honoured the former poet laureate Rita Dove and named her as a trailblazer. Dove, who is a professor at the University […]