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Jaccottet Passes Away/Writer’s Home Under Threat – Poetry News Roundup March 2nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the death of Philippe Jaccottet and the action being taken to protect the former home of a hymn writer. Philippe Jaccottet Dies Aged 95 The award-winning poet, literary critic and translator Philippe Jaccottet has died at the age of 95. He was the winner of several prizes including the Goncourt poetry prize and the Schiller Grand ...

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s Life Celebrated With Poetry/Amanda Gorman Translation Outcry – Poetry News Roundup March 1st

 

We begin the week with a look at the poetry to celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore. We also have an article about a Dutch translation of Amanda Gorman’s poem. Captain Sir Tom Moore – Celebrated with Poetry Last year, the hearts of the UK's citizens and those across the world were captured by the then Captain Tom Moore as he did circuits of his ...

Ukranian Poet Celebrated/Ledbury Poetry Festival/ Rilke Prize – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

 

Our final round-up of the week takes a look at the Ukrainian poet being celebrated, the 25th Ledbury poetry festival and the winner of the 2021 Rilke Prize. Lesya Ukrainka Anniversary Celebrated PAL, the Pakistan Academy of Letters, has joined forces with the Ukraine Embassy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ukraine’s most celebrated poet, Lesya Ukrainka. As part of the celebrations, the Ambassador ...

Poetry CD/Pop Legend’s Poet Assistant – Poetry News Roundup February 25th

 

Today we look at a CD of songs created around poetry and the poet helping a pop legend with his memoirs. New Life Given to William Soutar Regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets, some of the works of William Soutar are to be given a new lease of life as they will be made into a CD containing poignant songs. The idea ...

Beats Era Poet Passes Away – Poetry News February 24th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you the sad new that one of the great poets of the Beats Era, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has passed away at the age of 101. Beat Poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Passes Away Aged 101 The publisher, painter, poet, political activist and co-founder of City Lights bookshop Lawrence Ferlinghetti has passed away at the age of 101. His son ...

American Poet’s Corner Induction/Birthday Letters Collection – Poetry News Roundup February 23rd

 

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the poet who has been inducted into the American Poet's Corner and the reason behind the “Birthday Letters “ poetry collection. Audre Lorde Honoured The celebrated activist and poet Audre Lorde has been inducted into American Poet's Corner which is at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The event took place on Thursday ...

Rita Dove Honoured/Laureate’s Ode To His Hero – Poetry News Roundup February 22nd

 

We begin the week with a look at the poet being honoured during Black History Month. We also have an article about Simon Armitage’s new poem. Rita Dove Honoured The U.S State Department has honoured the former poet laureate Rita Dove and named her as a trailblazer. Dove, who is a professor at the University of Virginia, is one of five Black women ...

Google Doodle for Audre Lord – Poetry News February 19th

 

Our final poetry news of the week looks at the Google Doodle dedicated to Audre Lorde. Google Doodle Celebrates Black History Month A part of their celebrations to mark Black History Month the current Google Doodle in the US is dedicated to the poet Audre Lorde. Lorde was an activist and acclaimed Black lesbian poet whose work was inspired by her hatred towards sexual ...

Turkish Language Preservation/Poet’s Hotel In TV Show/Poetry For Fuel – Poetry News Roundup February 18th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the Turkish Presidents launch of the 700th-anniversary celebrations for Yunus Emre, a hotel with poetry connections and poetry for fuel. Turkish President Calls for Turkish Language to be Preserved On Tuesday Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President called for all citizens of the country to help protect and preserve the Turkish Language. He was talking ...

Joan Margarit Passes Away/Harjo To Speak At Notre Dame/Poet’s Portrait – Poetry News Roundup February 17th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up brings you articles about the sad death of Joan Margarit, the Notre Dame event that Joy Harjo will be taking part in and the Bronzino portrait of a poet that is going on display. Joan Margarit, Award-Winning Spanish Poet Dies Aged 82 The Spanish poet Joan Margarit, who was the 2019 winner of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, has passed ...