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Sylvia Plath Collection Sells/Michael Rosen’s COVID Battle – Poetry News Roundup July 28th

 

Today, our poetry news round up takes a look at the Sylvia Plath auction and the poet and author struggling with long covid. Sylvia Plath Collection Sells at Auction We recently brought you a story about a collection of love letters that the poet Sylvia Plath sent to her husband Ted Hughes that were going up for auction. The collection has now sold ...

Wordsworth Celebration/Olympic Poetry/Poet’s Home Transformation – Poetry News Roundup July 26th

 

Today, we take a look at the celebrations of William Wordsworth's sister, and Olympic poetry set to inspire. We also focus on the poet's home which is going to be transformed. Dorothy Wordsworth to be Celebrated William Wordsworth is often celebrated for his contribution to literature; however his sister Dorothy Wordsworth was also a poet, and a diarist, in her own right. Now plans ...

Poet’s Anniversary/Parachute For Poet – Poetry News Roundup July 21st

 

Our poetry news round-up today looks at the bells being rung to mark the anniversary of the death of a poet and a parachute jump in honour of another poet. Anniversary of Poets Death to be Marked with Church Bell The bell of the St Michael’s Church belfry will toll on Sunday in commemoration of the anniversary of the passing of Samuel Taylor ...

Poet’s Portrait Discovered/Poet Speaks About Diversity/Art Molson Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 14th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at a portrait of a poet that has been discovered, the poet speaking about diverse backgrounds in football and the winner of the Art Molson Prize. Poet's Portrait Found A previously unknown portrait of the poet France Preseren has been found in a museum in Zagreb. Preseren was a 19th-century Romantic Croatian poet. The portrait is ...

Michael Horovitz Passes Away – Poetry News 12th July

 

Today, we bring you the sad news of the passing of a well-known poet. Michael Horovitz Dies Aged 86 The performance poet Michael Horowitz has died at the age of 96. The poet, who was also a publisher and staunch supporter of young up and coming poets, was a vital cog in the literary world. With influences ranging from folk to jazz, and also taking ...

Plath Letters Up For Auction/Lear Poems Found – Poetry News Roundup July 7th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at a collection of Sylvia Plath memorabilia up for auction and some previously unseen poetry from Edward Lear. Letters from Sylvia Plath to Ted Hughes go up for Auction Sotheby’s will be auctioning a collection of love letters that were sent from the poet Sylvia Plath to Ted Hughes later this month. The auction ...

Yeats Society Campaign/Poet Urges Us All To Go Vegan – Poetry News Roundup July 5th

 

We begin the week with a look at the campaign to save the Yeats Society Sligo and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah's plea for everyone to turn vegan. Campaign to Save Yeats Society Sligo Supported by Poets The Yeats Society Sligo, named for the poet WB Yeats, has been helping to promote tourism and culture for the last 60 years. Now, they find themselves ...

Lost Artwork Found/Manchester International Festival Celebrates Poetry – Poetry News Roundup June 30th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at a poetry book full of lost artwork that has been found and some of the poetry events taking place at this year's Manchester International Festival. Poetry Book Which Contained Lost Artwork to be Auctioned During a routine valuation at a country cottage, an auctioneer found an illustrated copy of Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard ...

Pulitzer For Natalie Diaz/William Blake Biography – Poetry News Roundup June 28th

 

In the first of this week's roundups, we look at the Pulitzer Prize for Nathalie Diaz, and the William Blake biography. Pulitzer Prize for Natalie Diaz It has been rather a good year for Nathalie Diaz, the ASU Department of English associate professor and poet. Earlier this year she was made the youngest chancellor ever to be elected to the Academy of American Poets. ...