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Ireland Red Label/Bronte Tribute – Poetry News Roundup April 26th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup on My Poetic Side looks at the 2018 Poetry Ireland Red Label project and the Bronte tribute that is being planned for unveiling on the Yorkshire moors later this year. Poetry Ireland Day 2018 Today to mark the 2018 Poetry Ireland day over 1000 small pieces of arts will be released in celebration. These short pieces of poetry which will be ...

Galway Festival/Halifax Laureate – Poetry News Roundup April 25th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at the Galway International Literature Festival and the new poet laureate who has just taken on the two-year role in Halifax. Galway International Literature Festival Monday saw the start of this year’s Galway’s Cúirt International Literature Festival, which saw literary great converging in Galway for the week. The festival which has been running since 1985 is among ...

Pushkin/Poetry Festival Chair Retires/Calgary Laureate – Poetry News Roundup April 24th

 

Today’s collection of news from the world of poetry brings us articles on an opera about Pushkin, the retiring chair of a poetry festival and the new poet laureate for Calgary. The Opera Based on the Life of Pushkin The life of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin has been turned into an opera, this will be the first ever dramatization of the poet’s life ...

Prince/Zambian Student/Dylan Thomas – Poetry News Roundup April 23rd

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with articles about poems penned by the late music star Prince, the verdict in the case of the Zambian Student who was fighting to take part in a poetry competition and the collection of Dylan Thomas memorabilia that is to be digitised. Paisley Park Enterprises May Release Prince’s Poetry It has been 2 years since the ...

TS Elliot Prize/William Blake/WW1 Poetry – Poetry News Roundup April 20th

 

Our final news round-up of the year takes a look at the judge’s panel for this year’s T.S. Elliot prize. We also have an article about an exhibition in a library in honour of William Blake and finally a museum in Petersfield planning an exhibition that will be opened with a reading of poetry by one of the poets of the First World War. Chair of T.S. Eliot Prize Panel Announced...

Zambian Poet’s Fight/Lake District Currency – Poetry News Roundup April 19th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at a poet from the Zambia who is fighting for the right to take part in a poetry competition and also the new local currency that will be launched shortly in the Lake District, featuring local artists and poets. Student Fights to Compete in Poetry Contest A student from the Zambia who is currently living in the ...

Pulitzer Prize/Bucharest Festival/Young Laureate – Poetry News Roundup April 18th

 

In today’s poetry roundup we take a look at this year’s Pulitzer poetry prize winner. We also have an article about the Bucharest International Poetry Festival and we also have a story about the recently selected young people’s poet laureate of London. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Winner One of the most respected poets in America, Wellesley College professor Frank Bidart, has been confirmed as ...

Culture Centre Opens/Poet Faces Jail/Children’s Media Conference – Poetry News Roundup April 17th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at articles about a new culture centre opening in honour of a poet, a young poet facing three years in prison and the keynote speaker for this year’s Children’s Media Conference. China to Open Culture Centre Honouring Korean Poet A cultural centre to the Korean poet Yun Dong-ju is to be opened in Shenyang, in the north-eastern ...

Poet found in cellar/Festival of words – Poetry News Roundup April 16th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with the story of a poet’s body found in a wine cellar. We also bring you an article about the 4thJersey Festival of Words. Poet Found in Wine Cellar During a recent excavation at St Michael’s Church in Highgate village, North London, a rather unusual discovery was made in what is a former wine cellar. ...

J.D McClatchy Passes Away – Poetry News April 13th

 

In our final poetry news roundup of the week we bring you the news that J.D. McClatchy the American editor, translator and poet has passed away. J.D McClatchy Passes Away Aged 72 The American poet J.D. McClatchy passed away on 10th April at his home in Manhattan he had been battling cancer. Born Joseph Donald McClatchy Jr. on 12th August 1945 in Pennsylvania McClatchy preferred to ...