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Nobel Prize For Literature/ Coleridge Celebrations – Poetry News Roundup October 5th

 

Today's poetry news roundup takes a look at what might be for this year's Nobel Prize for Literature and the celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Coleridge. Will the 2022 Nobel Literature Prize Winner be Another Poet? Speculation is growing in the literary world as the Swedish Academy gear up to make the big announcement on ...

German Poetry Translation/Rumi Celebration – Poetry News Roundup October 2nd

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the poems of a German poet translated into Malayalam and the celebrations for the life of Rumi. 19th Century German Poetry Translated into Malayalam by Academic An academic who currently teaches at EFLU has published an anthology of poems by Wilhelm Busch, the 19thCentury German poet, which have been translated into Malayalam....

Hughes Sculpture Planned/ Wong Phi Nam Dies – Poetry News Roundup September 28th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at the planned sculpture in memory of the poet Ted Hughes and the death of the Malaysian poet Wong Phui Nam. Sculpture in Memory of Ted Hughes Planned for Mytholmroyd Plans are afoot for a two-metre high sculpture in memory of the late poet laureate Ted Hughes to be created in ...

World’s Most Expensive Poem/Bronte Legacy Celebrated – Poetry News Roundup September 26th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we take a look at the highest-paid poet of all time and the Bronte Writers Festival. The $525,000 Poem In November 2021, a poem was presented for sale at the Christie’s Auction House in New York. This was not a manuscript or a printed bound book – this was something a little different. The poem ...

RS Thomas Exhibition Recognised/Lifetime Achievement For Nelson – Poetry News Roundup September 21st

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we look at the RS Thomas Exhibition, which has been gaining international interest and the winner of this year's Wallace Stevens Award. RS Thomas Exhibition gets International Recognition An exhibition in Bangor, Wales, which looks to shed some light on the work and life of RS Thomas, the prolific Welsh poet, has been gaining ...

Poets Mark Queen’s Death – Poetry News Roundup September 19th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at the poems written by the poet laureate and the Scottish Makar in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Poet Laureate Marks Death of the Monarch The poet laureate Simon Armitage who earlier this year wrote “Queenhood”, a poem to mark the occasion of the Queens Platinum Jubilee, has now penned a poem to ...

Griffin Poetry Record Prize/Ignored London Underground Poet – Poetry News Roundup September 14th

 

Today on our poetry news round-up we take a look at the new Griffin Poetry Prize fund and the poet who was ignored on the London Underground. Largest Prize to Date Unveiled by Griffin Poetry Prize At £85,000, the new prize unveiled by the Griffin Poetry Prize is the largest award possible for a single book of poetry. This new ...

Queen Elizabeth Poems – Poetry News Roundup September 12th

 

Following the sad death of Queen Elizabeth II today's poetry news round-up takes a look at the difficult task ahead of the poet laureate, Simon Armitage, and a beautiful poem that has gone viral on social media. The Difficult Job of Poet Laureate at a Time of Tragedy The job of poet laureate, which is more a symbolic position than ...

Trethewey To Visit Penn State/Sandburg Fan Pens First Book, Harnett Prize/ Poet For The Prime Minister – Poetry News Roundup September 9th

 

Today's poetry news round-up looks at the Emily Dickinson Lecturer, the winner of the Michael Hartnett poetry prize, a book about Carl Sandburg and a poem for the new Prime Minister. Natasha Trethewey, Former US Poet Laureate to Visit Penn State The 19th US poet laureate and a former winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Natasha Trethewey, who is this ...

Mackellar Awards/Celebrities Read Poetry/Sterling Lloyd’s Death – Poetry News Roundup September 5th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, the new recording of Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry and the death of the literary agent who championed Jack Kerouac. Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards The Dorothea Mackellar poetry awards are the biggest poetry competition for schools in Australia, and also the longest-running ones. A tiny school located ...