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Wilfred Owen/Nasimi Festival/Poets in Space – Poetry News Roundup September 24th

 

We start the week on My Poetic Side with an article about Wilfred Owen. We also take a look at the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts and Spirituality, and finally, the possibility of sending poets into space. The Wilfred Owen Map As part of Shropshire’s Wilfred Owen 100 commemorations, being held to mark the end of World War One, a map was unveiled ...

Tatour Release/Pool Named for Poet/Man Booker Prize – Poetry News Roundup September 21st

 

Our final news roundup of the week looks at the release of Dareen Tatour, a pool named for a poet that is to be renovated and the short list for the Man Booker Prize Poet Released from Prison The Arab Israeli poet Dareen Tatour, who was sentenced to 5 months in jail back in July, has been released. Tatour was originally arrested in October 2015 ...

Forward Prize Awarded/Suffrage Centenery and Fellowship for Zubel – Poetry News Roundup September 20th

 

Today's poetry news roundup covers the US Forward Prize winner, a centenary of suffrage and a fellowship for Zubel. Forward Prize 2018 Danez Smith, the US poet who was a finalist in the 2017 National Book Awards, has been awarded the Forward Prize for the best collection of poetry. Smith, who is just 29 is the youngest winner ever of this prestigious £10,000 award. His ...

Poetry Installation at Trafalgar/Plagiarism Lawsuit/Beauty Brand and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup September 19th

 

Today, we take a look at a poetry art installation in Trafalgar Square, a poet suing for plagiarism and the beauty brand who has relaunched with a series of poetry and art inspired Instagram posts. Trafalgar Square Gets New Lion A new lion, a fluorescent red one, was unveiled in London yesterday. The lion has been set up in Trafalgar Square, facing the National ...

Rubadiri passes away/ War poetry celebrated – Poetry News Roundup September 18th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the life of Professor David Rubadiri the Malawian poet and playwright. We also have another article about war poets in the run up to the centenary commemorations later this year. Malawian Poet and Playwright Passes Away Professor David Rubadiri, the Malawian diplomat, poet and playwright, has passed away at the age of 88. He had ...

Dante’s Final Resting Place/Canadian Play/Pavement Poet – Poetry News Roundup September 17th

 

This week we begin by bringing you an article about the poet Dante and his final resting place. We also have an article about a play that will be taking to the stage in Canada, and finally, the Pavement Poet. The Poet Who Travelled in Death Nearly 700 years ago this week, the poet Dante Alighieri died at the age of 56. He was ...

National Book Awards Longlist/Survey on Poetry/Poetic Inspiration for Sewage Plant – Poetry News Roundup September 14th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the long list for the National Book Awards in Poetry, a survey on poetry reading figures and the unusual inspiration for a sewage plant design. 2018 National Book Awards in Poetry This week sees the announcing of the longlists for the 2018 National Book Awards. There are awards given for books in the following categories; ...

Memorial Stone/Magazine’s 100th Anniversary/Ghanian Poet Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup September 13th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at a memorial stone planned for a Scottish poet, the 100thissue of a literary magazine and the death of one of Ghana’s foremost poets. Borders Poet Memorial Stone Plans A tribute to William H. Ogilvie, the Borders poet is being planned by the Ex-Kelso Laddies Club. They are hoping to mark the occasion of ...

Google Doodle/Opera Fails to Impress/Footballer Turned Poet – Poetry News Roundup September 12th

 

Today on My Poetic side we take a look at the poet celebrated with a Google Doodle, holidaymakers who were unimpressed with an opera about a little-known poet and the footballer who turned poet. One of The Greatest Female Poets of All Time Once again, the Google doodle of the day has been dedicated to a poet. Yesterday the image being displayed by Google ...

Darwish Tribute/Scafell Pike’s Wordsworth/ACU Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup September 11th

 

Today in our poetry roundup we take a look at a tribute to the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, we also look at the Wordsworth who climbed Scafell Pike and finally this years winner of the ACU poetry prize. Tribute to Mahmoud Darwish The Festival Arabesques is now in its thirteenth year, it is the first festival of its kind to take place within Europe ...