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Keats’ House Licence Dropped/Scots Language Awards/Mekong Literature Awards – Poetry News Roundup September 16th

 

We begin the week with a look at the alcohol licence for Keats House, the first Scots language awards, and the Mekong River Literature Awards. Keats House Drops Licence Quest Last week we reported the story of Keats House, the former home of the poet John Keats, and their application ...

Land Gifted By Poetry Admirer/Burns Fellow 2020/Poetry on the Buses – Poetry News Roundup September 12th

 

In today's poetry news round-up we take a look at the generous gift of land given to a university by a poetry admirer. We also have an article about the Burns Fellow 2020 and the launch of this year's poetry on the buses project in Vancouver. Land Donated to School by Robert Frost Admirer...

Vatican Poet made Cardinal/Scrap Shop Poetry Find/Blake Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup September 10th

 

Today our poetry news roundup looks at the Vatican archivist and poet who is to be made a cardinal, the discovery of a poet's handwritten notes in a scrap shop and the William Blake exhibition at the Tate Britain. Award-Winning Poet and Vatican Archivist Made a Cardinal Jose Tolentino Calaca de Mendonca, ...

Irish Poetry Professor/Nigerian Poet takes part in US programme – Poetry News Roundup September 9th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the new Professor of Poetry in Ireland, Frank Ormsby. We also take a look at the Nigerian poet who has been selected to take part in an International Writers programme that will take place in the United States. New Professor of Poetry in Ireland Confirmed as Frank Ormsby...

Dove’s Award/Bad Parking Poetry/Eureka Laureate – Poetry News Roundup September 6th

 

In our final poetry news round-up of the week, we take a look at the $100,000-lifetime achievement prize awarded to Rita Dove, the vigilant fighting bad parking with poetry, and the poet laureates for the city of Eureka. Rita Dove, Former US Poet Laureate Wins Lifetime Achievement Prize The poet Rita Dove, who ...

Romanian Poetry Library/Malaysian Laureate/Search for San Diego Laureate – Poetry News Roundup September 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Romanian Poetry Library, the 14th Laureate of Malaysia and the search for a Poet Laureate for San Diego. The Poetry Library on a Bucharest Tram A tram in the Romanian capital will be hosting an interactive poetry library from 10th September to 1st October. ...

Carol Competition/Emily Dickinson Series/Melville Bicentennial – Poetry News Roundup September 3rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the BBC Radio 3 Christmas Carol competition, the new web series on Emily Dickinson and the book to celebrate the bicentennial of Herman Melville. New Work by Dharker Revealed on BBC Radio 3 Yesterday the acclaimed poet Imtiaz Dharker, who turned down the chance to be ...