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Scottish College’s Shakespeare-Related Origins/Millay Fillm Re-Aired – Poetry News Roundup September 21st

 

We begin the week with a look at articles about an edition of Shakespeare’s last play which has been found in Spain and the documentary on Edna St Vincent Millay which is to be re-run. Scots College in Spain Location of an Edition of Shakespeare’s Last Play A Scottish Catholic College located in Spain has been revealed as the location of a rare edition ...

Poetry And Music Combine/Rubbish Poetry/Poet’s School Renaming Battle – Poetry News Roundup September 18th

 

Our final round-up of the week takes a look at the collaboration that is creating an album of poetry and music, poetry on rubbish bins and the new name for a school as the school board strive to remove ties to a poet. Actress and Author Collaborate on Album The actress Olivia Coleman has joined forces with the poet and author Sir Michael Morpugo to ...

Google Doodle’s Kaléko Celebration – Poetry News September 17th

 

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the Google Doodle that celebrates the life of Mascha Kaléko the German Jewish language poet. Google Doodle Celebrates Jewish German Language Poet The Google Doodle yesterday was a celebration of the German Jewish poet Mascha Kaléko. The poet rose to prominence in Berlin in the early 1930s. The choice of date 16th September is significant ...

Anne Stevenson Passes Away – Poetry News September 16th

 

Today we have just one poetry news story, the sad death of the poet and critic Anne Stevenson, who has died aged 87. Anne Stevenson, Poet and Critic Dies Aged 87 The poet and critic Anne Stevenson has passed away at the age of 87. Born in 1933 in Cambridge, Anne was the oldest of three daughters. Her father was the American philosopher Charles Stevenson. ...

Fellowship Winners, Literary Peace Prize/GCSE and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup September 15th

 

Today we bring you news about the 2020 winners of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenburg and Ruth Lilly and Poetry Fellowships and the 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. We also look at the u-turn which means poetry will be included in the GCSEs for 2021. Ruth Lilly and  Rosenberg Fellowship Winners Announced for 2020 [caption id="attachment_15400" align="alignleft" width="164"] (PRNewsfoto/Poetry Foundation)[/caption] The Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Magazine ...

Poet’s Farmhouse Saved/Mahmoud Darwish Insight/Czech Poet Honoured – Poetry News Roundup September 14th

 

We begin another week of poetry news with a look at the farmhouse with poetry connections that has been saved, the new insights into Mahmoud Darwish and the street named in honour of a poet. 265 Years of History, A Farmhouse Saved Last month, the Princeton Planning Board (PPB) gave their approval to a minor subdivision plan for Red Farmhouse, the property at 145 ...

Bronte Sisters House Inspiration/Kooser Steps Down/Poet-Inspired Mural – Poetry News Roundup September 11th

 

Our final poetry news looks at the house that inspired the Bronte sisters, Kooser stepping down from his poetry column and the poetry inspired calligraphy mural. House with Links to Emily Bronte to be Sold Ponden Hall in Stansbury, West Yorkshire has gone up for sale with a price tag of over £1m. The building is frequently identified as the Linton’s house Thrushcross Grange ...

Giller Longlist/Off The Shelf Festival/Postage Stamp Poet – Poetry News Roundup September 10th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at the poets on the Scotiabank Giller longlist, we have news about the Off the Shelf Book Festival and we look at the poet to be honoured with a postage stamp. Longlist for the $100k Scotiabank Giller Prize Announced The longlist for this years Scotiabank Giller Prize has been announced. There are 14 titles on the ...

Roald Dahl Brought To Life/Brooklyn Caribbean Literature Festival – Poetry News Roundup September 9th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Roald Dahl poetry being brought to life by puppets and this year's Brooklyn Caribbean Literature Festival. Roald Dahl Poetry to be Brought to Life The somewhat twisted poetry of the author and poet Roald Dahl is to be brought to life thanks to the Puppet Theatre in Norwich. The theatre is to celebrate a milestone ...

Ferlinghetti Art Exhibition/Protest Poet Convicted/Poetry And Whisky Tour – Poetry News Roundup September 8th

 

Today we look at Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s art exhibition, the poet who has been convicted for protesting and the cycle tour that takes in poetry and whisky. Poet Celebrates 101st Birthday with Painting Exhibition The prominent poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti has celebrated his 101st birthday with a showing of his paintings in New York. This is his first solo exhibition. Known to many as one of ...