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Lorca Celebrations/Keats’ Bicentenary/Cowboy Poet – Poetry News Roundup January 16th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the year long celebrations for the poet Federico Garcia Lorca that are taking place in Madrid. We also have the bicentenary of Keats, and the winner of this years Cowboy Poet of the Year Award. 100th Anniversary of Lorca The government in Madrid is beginning a year long tribute to the life of the poet ...

TS Eliot Prize Winner/Poet Arrested in Somaliland – Poetry News Roundup January 15th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we take a look at the winner of the 2018 TS Eliot Prize, which was awarded just yesterday. We also have an article about a poet in Somaliland who has been arrested following a poetry event. Hannah Sullivan Wins TS Eliot Prize The winner of the 2018 TS Eliot prize has been announced as Hannah Sullivan. Her debut ...

Sandburg Home Remains Closed/Plath Article Causes Upset – Poetry News Roundup January 14th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the former home of the poet Carl Sandburg, which has ben closed to the public since October. We also have a story about a magazine article that had social media in uproar last week. Sandburg Home Remains Closed In Galesburg, Illinois, on Third Street, is the little white cottage where ...

40th Litfest/Nobel Prize Committee – Poetry News Roundup January 11th

 

Our final poetry news round up takes a look at a special event taking place as part of the 40th Litfest. We also take an insightful look into the world of the Nobel prize committee, with some recently unsealed archives. Poetry at Lancaster University In what is expected to be a very special event for the 40th Litfest, and as part of a partnership ...

Memorials for St.Louis and Slovenian Poets/William Meredith Award – Poetry News Roundup January 10th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you two stories of several celebrations of the lives of poets; the memorial for first poet laureate of St. Louis and the 200th anniversary of the death of a Slovenian poet. We also have an article about the winner of the 2018 William Meredith Award for Poetry. Memorial Service Planned for Inaugural Poet Laureate of St. Loui...

Burns’ Ellisland Renovation/ Pashto Poet’s Widow – Poetry News Roundup January 9th

 

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the major renovation plans that have been passed for Ellisland, the former home of the poet Robert Burns. We also have an article about the widow of a noted Pashto poet. Ellisland to Become Major Tourist Attraction As Burns Night looms closer plans have been unveiled to turn Ellisland in Dumfriesshire into what it ...

10KM Poem/Costa Book Awards – Poetry News Roundup January 8th

 

Today here at My Poetic Side we take a look at the 10km poem in Australia, and, this year’s winners of the Costa Book Awards. The 10km Long Bike Path Poem The Upfield trail runs from the inner city of Brunswick to Fawkner Cemetery, which is located in the suburban north of Melbourne. In total, the path is 10km in length, and it is ...

Tennyson Book Exhibit/Rumi’s Tomb Visit – Poetry News Roundup January 7th

 

Our first poetry news round up of the week takes a look at a poetry book by Tennyson that is to go on exhibition, and a visit by the PM of Pakistan to the tomb of the poet Rumi. Camelot Poem by Tennyson Comes to Scotland It has long been considered that the majestic mountains of the Highlands and Staffa the volcanic island (to ...

New Plath Novella/Egyptian Poet 300 days into a jail term/Singer Releases Poetry Book – Poetry News Roundup January 4th

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week looks at a new Sylvia Plath novella that has just been published, the Egyptian poet who has been behind bars for 300 days, and the singer who has released a poetry book. Newly Discovered Sylvia Plath Novella Published Yesterday, in celebration of their 90th birthday, the publishers Faber & Faber went ahead and published a ...

Message from the Skies/Plath’s Childhood Home Sale/Burns’ Riverside Haunt – Poetry News Roundup January 3rd

 

Today, in our poetry news round up, we bring you a proposal from the Message from the Skies project, the sale of Sylvia Plath’s childhood home and, finally, the riverside haunt linked to Robert Burns that has been regenerated for the public to visit. Hogmanay Inspired Proposal Yesterday, we brought you an article about the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh and the “Message from the ...