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Joseph Rodman Drake Poems

 

Joseph Rodman Drake was one of the early American Romantic poets who made a notable contribution to his country’s literature during his all too short life.  He also practiced as a physician until his life was tragically cut short when he fell victim to consumption in his mid-twenties. He was born on the 7th August 1795 in New York City.  His early family circumstances ...

The forward book/Shoplifter to Poet/Lord Tennyson – Poetry News Roundup September 19th

 

Today’s poetry round up brings us a diverse selection of stories, from the illustrator who has been doodling on poems to the convicted shoplifter who won a poetry competition and hopes to turn his life around. We end todays round up with a story about a concert to honour Alfred Lord Tennyson. The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 On Thursday, the 21st September the ...

US Laureate/Canadian Laureate/Indian Outpouring of Verse – Poetry News Roundup September 18th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with stories about the U.S youth poet laureate, Canada’s parliamentary poet laurate and an outpouring of poems for a slain journalist in India. U.S Youth Poet Laureate Takes to the Stage This summer Amanda Gorman became the first ever U.S. youth poet laureate; the 19-year-old earned the position not only for her literary talent but ...

John Sheffield Poems

 

John Sheffield was an aristocratic English poet and politician of the late Stuart period.  Although sometimes known as Lord Mulgrave, which was his original title, his full title was the 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normandy with post-nominals of KG and PC.  He rose to great heights in the Tory party, serving as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Privy ...

John Sleigh Pudney Poems

 

John Sleigh Pudney was a 20th century English poet, fiction writer and journalist. He was born on the 19th January 1909 in a small village called Langley Marish, Berkshire.  His parents were able to send him away to be educated at Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk and it was here that his love of literature was nurtured.  Friends at school included future writers W ...

Timelord verse/US Laureate/Black Panther – Poetry News Round-up September 15th

 

We end the week with an eclectic selection of news stories in our round up; an intriguing story about the collection of Timelord verse, The US poet Laureate's first lecture and a former Black Panther who will be giving a poetry reading. Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection of Timelord Verse Russell T Davies, of Doctor Who writing fame, has joined forces with ...

Breast Cancer Poetry/National Book Awards – Poetry News Roundup 14th September

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we take a look at the story behind “Bosom Pals” a collection of poetry put together by breast cancer survivors from which all profits will be going to charity and we reveal the names of some of the contenders for the National Book Awards Poetry Prize Poetry for Breast Cancer Today at the University Hospital Galway a book of ...

John Steven McGroarty Poems

 

John Steven McGroarty was an American poet, journalist, lawyer and politician who served two terms as a Democratic Congressman. He was born on the 20th August 1862 in a small settlement called Foster Township, Pennsylvania, the youngest of a large family of twelve children.  His parents were Irish immigrants and it was unlikely that there would have been the money to send him ...

John Todhunter Poems

 

John Todhunter was an Irish poet, playwright and academic.  He served as a Professor of English Literature for a short time at Alexandra College in Dublin.  He was a prolific writer and at least seven collections of poetry bear his name, along with a number of dramatic productions.  He also translated works of German literature into English. He was born on the 30th ...

Plagiarism Scandal – Poetry News September 13th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you a story about plagiarism and examine a few of the similarities between the poems that led to this potential discovery that has left many poets shocked. Poet Accused of Plagiarizing Ira Lightman, a British poet and poetry detective has made a discovery that could rock the poetry world. According to his investigations there are a number ...