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Vietnamese Movement Poet Passes Away/Posthumous Costa Award – Poetry News Roundup November 25th

 

Today, we take a look at the last Vietnamese poet of the New Poetry Movement who has died at the age of 100. We also look at the poet who has been nominated posthumously for the Costa Book Award. New Poetry Movements Last Vietnamese Poet Passes Away Nguyen Xuan Sanh, the translator and poet who was the last representative of the New Poetry Movement, ...

Poet Honoured On Banknote/Poetry In Lockdown – Poetry News Roundup November 24th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the Mexican banknote honouring a poet and Simon Armitage’s latest project. 100 Peso Note Honours Poet Last week the Banco de Mexico issued its latest banknote. The 100 peso note it the third one to be released in the “G” series, it is the first one to be made using polymer and also ...

Slave Dossier Updated – Poetry News November 23rd

 

We begin the week with a look at the poets the British Library has added to their Slave Dossier. Poets Added to Slavery Dossier by British Library In an effort to be seen as being more active in their anti-racist efforts the British Library has decided to add individuals to the slavery dossier even if their connections are somewhat tenuous. As a result of this ...

Harjo’s Third Term/Shange’s Dance We Do, Political Protester Arrested – Poetry News Roundup November 20th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at Joy Harjo, who has just been confirmed for a third term as the US poet laureate. We also look at the posthumous book by Ntozake Shange and the row over a poster of a poet. Third Term Confirmed for Joy Harjo The first Native American poet to have been appointed to the role ...

Refugees Win Poetry Award/Poets House Closes/Jackie Kay Poem – Poetry News Roundup November 19th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the young refugees who have won a poetry award, the closure of Poets House and the latest poem from Jackie Kay. High-Profile Oxfordshire Award Given to Refugee Poets A group of four young refugees who are currently living in Oxfordshire have been awarded on of the most prestigious poetry prizes in the country. The talented poets ...

Shanklin House For Sale/Cervantes Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 18th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the house linked to Keats that is for sale, and the winner of this year's Cervantes Prize. Shanklin House With Links to Poet for Sale It would seem to be the time of year for properties with links to poets to be going onto the property market. Keats Cottage on the Isle of Wight is up ...

Poet’s French Home For Sale – Poetry News November 17th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the former London home of the poets Verlaine and Rimbaud which has recently been put up for sale. French Poets Former Home to go up for Sale The house in London where the poets; Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud lived together, is to be put up for sale; a move that ...

Treasure Trove Discovered – Poetry News November 16th

 

We begin the week with a look at a remarkable collection of paperwork which delves into the friendship between two poets and an artist. Previously Hidden Trove of Poetry Treasures Acquired Pembroke College, Cambridge has recently taken ownership of a newly discovered archive of drawings, poems, and letters by two of the post-war greats. The work which will be put on display to the ...

Poet To Be Removed From Banknote/Keats’ Auction – Poetry News Roundup November 13th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the poet who may be removed from the South Korean Banknote, and the Keats items going up for auction. Pro-colonial Artists Work to be Removed from South Korea Currency South Korea is currently working to replace the designs in its frequently used 100-won coins. This is because the portraits included in the design ...

Unknown Soldier Tribute/Shocking Monks/Giller Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 12th

 

Today's poetry news round-up takes a look at the new poem by Simon Armitage, research into monks and their poetry and finally the winner of this years Giller Prize. Tribute to Unknown Soldier As the nation marked Armistice Day yesterday, the poet laureate Simon Armitage read his poignant tribute to the unknown soldier. The poem, written specially by Armitage and titled “The Bed” speaks ...