18
Oct

Poetry Festival Launches/Poet’s Centenary Celebration/Gordon Burn Prize – Poetry News Roundup October 18th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 18 de October de 2021 a las 05:31 am

Our first round up of the week looks at the launch of a new poetry festival, the poet honoured on what would have been his 100th birthday and the winner of this years Gordon Burn Prize. Push The Boat Out Launches Edinburgh saw the launch of a new poetry festival this weekend. “Push the Boat […]

13
Oct

Rosen Wins Award/Angelou Honoured – Poetry News Roundup October 13th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 13 de October de 2021 a las 05:02 am

Today in our poetry news round up we look at this years winner of the CLiPPA Award and the soon to be released new American quarters, one of which will honour a poet. Children’s Poetry Award Win for Michael Rosen In 2020, the poet and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen spent two months in a […]

11
Oct

Billboards Mark Poetry Day/Whitefriargate Poem/Greatest Poem Ever Written/Royal Poetry – Poetry News Roundup October 11th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 11 de October de 2021 a las 05:10 am

We begin the week with a round-up of some of the news stories from National Poetry Day. Billboards go up Around the Country The poet and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen was amongst the celebrities who took part in the celebrations for National Poetry Day on 7th October. In addition to the live event this […]

6
Oct

Whitman Writings Discovered – Poetry News October 6th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 6 de October de 2021 a las 05:56 am

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the discovery of some previously unknown writings by the American poet Walt Whitman. New Walt Whitman Writings Discovered A professor and assistant from the English Department at Marshall University and his colleague from a University in Idaho are being lauded following an exciting discovery of […]

4
Oct

Alabama’s First Black Poet Laureate/Making Darkness Light – Poetry News Roundup October 4th

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 4 de October de 2021 a las 09:03 am

We begin the week with a look at the Alabama poet laureate who is making history and a look at a new biography on the poet John Milton. Alabama Appoints first Black Poet Laureate Ashley Jones has been appointed as the first Black poet laureate for Alabama.  She will also be the youngest poet laureate […]