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Free Library/Queen Mary Wasafiri Prize/Wordsworth Concert – Poetry News Roundup 20th October

 

Our poetry news round up looks at the free library of rare books by Black writers that has been set up, the winner of the Queen Mary Wasafiri prize and the Wordsworth concert. Artist and Singer Debuts Free Library of Rare Books Written by Black Writers As part of a special initiative that will begin this month, people in the US will be able ...

Poetry Festival Launches/Poet’s Centenary Celebration/Gordon Burn Prize – Poetry News Roundup October 18th

 

Our first round up of the week looks at the launch of a new poetry festival, the poet honoured on what would have been his 100th birthday and the winner of this years Gordon Burn Prize. Push The Boat Out Launches Edinburgh saw the launch of a new poetry festival this weekend. “Push the Boat Out” is a hybrid event that is hoping to ...

Rosen Wins Award/Angelou Honoured – Poetry News Roundup October 13th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we look at this years winner of the CLiPPA Award and the soon to be released new American quarters, one of which will honour a poet. Children’s Poetry Award Win for Michael Rosen In 2020, the poet and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen spent two months in a medically induced coma as a result of catching ...

Billboards Mark Poetry Day/Whitefriargate Poem/Greatest Poem Ever Written/Royal Poetry – Poetry News Roundup October 11th

 

We begin the week with a round-up of some of the news stories from National Poetry Day. Billboards go up Around the Country The poet and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen was amongst the celebrities who took part in the celebrations for National Poetry Day on 7th October. In addition to the live event this year which took place digitally there were also ...

Whitman Writings Discovered – Poetry News October 6th

 

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the discovery of some previously unknown writings by the American poet Walt Whitman. New Walt Whitman Writings Discovered A professor and assistant from the English Department at Marshall University and his colleague from a University in Idaho are being lauded following an exciting discovery of text written by Walt Whitman, the American poet. An ...

Alabama’s First Black Poet Laureate/Making Darkness Light – Poetry News Roundup October 4th

 

We begin the week with a look at the Alabama poet laureate who is making history and a look at a new biography on the poet John Milton. Alabama Appoints first Black Poet Laureate Ashley Jones has been appointed as the first Black poet laureate for Alabama.  She will also be the youngest poet laureate the state has ever had; she is 31. Jones ...

Statue Sparks Row/Nobel Prize Winner’s House Sale/American Poet To Be Honoured – Poetry News Roundup September 29th

 

Today's poetry news roundup looks at the statue sparking a row in Italy, the home of a Nobel Prize winner that is up for sale and a planned statue in honour of an American poet. Statue Inspired by Work of Poet Sparks Row A bronze statue which was sculpted by an artist named Emanuele Stifano which was unveiled in Sapri, Southern Italy, on Saturday ...

Norwid Celebration/Makar’s Call For Poets’ Action – Poetry News Roundup September 27th

 

We begin the week with a look at the celebrations in honour of the poet Kamil Norwid, and the Scots Makar's call for poets to help pen a collective poem. Poet Kamil Norwid Honoured on 200th Anniversary of his Birth The poet Kamil Norwid, who was rather underappreciated during his lifetime, has been honoured with a series of events that took place to ...

Museum Reopens/Statue Provokes Political Debate/Ripon Festival – Poetry News Roundup September 22nd

 

In today’s poetry news roundup we look at the reopening of a museum dedicated to the life of a poet, the statue which is a political hotspot and the Ripon Poetry Festival. Hannah Senesh Museum Reopens The newly renovated Hannah Senesh House which is located near Caesarea has recently reopened to the public. The museum offers the public the opportunity to discover the poet ...

Heaney Readings/Hungarian Poet Honoured/First Edition Breaks Record – Poetry News Roundup September 20th

 

We begin the week with a look at the return of the Seamus Heaney Memorial Readings, the plaque to honour a Hungarian poet and the first edition with a poet's preface which has fetched a record amount at auction. Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading Returns The Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading is set to return in person this Wednesday. The event will take place to ...