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Blake Resting Place/Turkish Poet Tomb/Poet’s Metro Station Renamed – Poetry News Roundup July 17th

 

Today in our poetry round-up we look at the final resting place of William Blake, the renovation of the tomb of a Turkish poet and finally the French subway station named for a poet that is to be renamed for a member of the World cup team. New Gravestone for Blake William Blake’s grave is currently marked by a stone in Bunhill Fields ...

World Cup Poet Invasion/US Poetry on the Increase – Poetry News Roundup July 16th

 

We start the week here on My Poetic Side with an article about the poet inspired pitch invasion of the World Cup Final. We also take a look at the significant increase in the number of people reading poetry in the US. World Cup Pitch Invaded Yesterday saw the final of the World Cup 2018. The match took place at Luzhniki Stadium between France ...

Tony Walsh to Receive Degree/Abente Passes Away. – Poetry News Roundup July 13th

 

Our final poetry round-up of the week here on My Poetic Side looks at two stories. The first is about the poet Tony Walsh who is to receive an honorary degree, the second is the sad news that the Paraguayan poet Carlos Federico Abente has passed away at 103. Tony Walsh Receives Honorary Degree The poet who is also known as Longfella; he is ...

Homer’s Oldest Poem/NAIDOC Week/Stratford Writer’s Festival – Poetry News Roundup July 12th

 

Today we look at an article about the discovery of possibly the oldest fragment of Homer poetry. We also take a look at this years NAIDOC week and finally the line-up for the Stratford Writers Festival. Clay Tablet Holds Oldest Fragment of Verse by Homer The Iliad and the Odyssey, epics by the Greek poet Homer, have been studied, read aloud and written ...

WB Letters Lost/Particle Accelerator Poetry/William Owen – Poetry News Roundup July 11th

 

Today’s poetry news round up takes a look at some lost WB Yeats letters, the 2 poets who spent a night in a particle accelerator and the celebration of the life of William Owen that is taking place in Shropshire. Princeton University Identifies Stolen WB Yeats Letter During the 1970’s a collection of unpublished letters written by WB Yeats, one of the greatest ...

Greville Remembered/World Cup Boosts Russian Poetry/Liu Xia – Poetry News Update July 10th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we take a look at the often-forgotten poet from Alcester Sir Fulke Greville, we also look at the boost in sales of Russian literature and poetry caused by the world cup and finally news that Liu Xia the widow of Liu Xiaobo has been allowed to leave China. Elizabethan Poet is to be Remembered The town of Alcester will ...

Archdruid of Wales/Siegfried Sassoon Shooting – Poetry News Roundup July 9th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with the story of the poet who is in line to be the next Archdruid of Wales. We also look at who shot Siegfried Sassoon. Gwynedd Poet in Line to be an Archdruid of Wales Myrddin ap Dafydd, who is originally from Llanwrst in North Wales has received a nomination to be an Archdruid of ...

Turner Painting Loss/Seamus Heaney – Poetry News Roundup July 6th

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week we take a look at the lost Turner painting of Sir Walter Scott and also the new Seamus Heaney exhibition in Dublin that opens today. Painting of Poet and Family Could be Long Lost Work by Turner A painting that is on show at Abbotsford, near Tweedbank in the border is causing something of a stir ...

Seamus Heaney Twitter Appeal/Liu Xiaobo Latest/Shakespeare Reincarnated? Poetry News Roundup July 5th

 

Today's poetry news roundup brings you an unusual selection of stories. We have the power of Twitter reuniting a letter from Seamus Heaney with its owner, calls from the UN for China to release Liu Xiaobo’s  widow, and finally, the theory that Shakespeare has been reincarnated that is taking the internet by storm Team Twitter Does It Again Social media platforms often come in ...

Ivan Vazov Anniversary/Tony Walsh’s New Project/Palin’s Reading – Poetry News Roundup July 4th

 

Today we bring you articles about the 168thanniversary of the birth of Ivan Vazov, Tony Walsh’s involvement in a new exhibition at IWM North and Michael Palin's poetry reading at Ledbury Festival. 168thAnniversary of the Birth of Ivan Vazov This week sees a variety of events and celebrations taking place in the Bulgarian city of Sopot to mark the 168thanniversary of the birth of ...