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Toe Loss Poet/Tower of London Poet/Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poetry News Roundup February 16th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we take a look at the man who found poetry following the loss of a toe, the appointment of the first poet in residence for The Tower of London and finally a poetry reading to mark the 126th anniversary of the birth of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Toe Amputation Leads to Poetry Mission Poetry ...

Poet Prince Passes Away – Poetry News February 15th

 

In today's poetry roundup we bring you the news that Prince Henrik of Denmark, who was a published poet, has died at the age of 83. The Poet Prince Consort Dies at the Age of 83 Prince Henrik of Denmark, who was amongst other things a published poet, Prince Consort to Queen Margrethe II (although he denounced the title when he retired from public office ...

Valentine’s Day/Caldecott Honour/Granada Poetry Festival – Poetry News Roundup February 14th

 

In today's poetry news round-up we have an article about the poet who is believed to have “invented” Valentine’s Day, we take a look at the poet awarded the Caldecott Honour and the 14th International Poetry Festival in Granada. Valentine’s Day February 14th, we have all heard of it, many of us celebrate it but relatively few people are aware of its origins. Thought to ...

Vandalised Poet’s Statue/Bertold Brecht/The Love Bank – Poetry News Roundup February 13th

 

Today's news roundup brings you articles from the Ukraine, Germany and Slovakia as we take a look at a vandalised statue, the Bertold Brecht Prize for literature and “The Love Bank”. Vandalised Statue of Poet Vandals in the city of Stryi, in the Lviv region of Ukraine, have damaged a monument erected to the memory of the poet who is regarded by many as ...

Edward Lear/PoetryLife/MSU – Poetry News Roundup February 12th

 

In our first news round-up of the week, we have articles about the Edward Lear prize for poetry, the headline acts for the 2018 PoetryLife Festival and the 11th annual Poetry and Music program at the MSU. The Edward Lear Prize for Poetry In an awards ceremony that was held at the rather aptly names Owl and Pussycat hotel, this year's Edward Lear Prize ...

South Korean Poet Accused of Harassment/Port Mortem Tax notice for Indian Poet – Poetry News Roundup February 9th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we take a look at an article from South Korea about a poet accused of sexual harassment. We also have an article about a tax notice issued to a deceased poet in India. Top South Korean Poet in Sexual Harassment Scandal The sexual harassment scandal that has been ripping through the world of television and sport ...

RIP Claribel Alegría – Poetry News February 8th

 

In our poetry news roundup today we bring you the sad news of the death of another important member of the literary world; Claribel Alegria has passed away aged 93. Central American Poet Claribel Alegría Dies Aged 93 The daughter of a rebel from Nicaragua, who was also something of a firebrand physician who nearly lost his life to the US Marines for his ...

Greensboro festival/Abuse of a poet/Easyjet competition – Poetry News February 7th

 

In today's poetry roundup Greensboro gets its first literary festival, 6 people are arrested for verbally abusing a poet and EasyJet launch their rather unusually themed poetry competition. Greensboro Gets First Literary Festival The city of Greensboro will be hosting its first literary festival in May. The festival which will be called “Greensboro Bound” has confirmed that the poet Nikki Giovanni has been ...

Irish Time Poetry Award/Coke, Poetry and the Super Bowl – Poetry News Roundup February 6th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we take a look at the 5 poets who have been shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2018, and we bring you the Coca-Cola poem that was written as part of their new marketing campaign and aired for the first time during the Super Bowl game. Shortlist Revealed for Irish Times Award The shortlist of just 5 ...

War Poetry/Haim Gouri/Allen Ginsberg – Poetry News Roundup February 5th

 

We begin our week here at My Poetic Side with articles about the launch of a poetry competition to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the state burial of the Israeli poet laureate Haim Gouri, and the Annual Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Prince William Launches Poetry Competition This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, ...