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Iceland and Denmark Clash Over Poetry – Poetry News November 12th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at the clash between Iceland and Denmark over the medieval Icelandic manuscripts written by a poet. Priceless Manuscripts Cause Clash Between Iceland and Denmark In June 2009, the University of Copenhagen made photographs of a medieval manuscript hailing from Iceland available to ...

Armitage Library Tour/Coventry Cathedral Poem/Nasimi Foundation Stone – Poetry News Roundup November 7th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at Simon Armitage’s library tour, the poem lighting up Coventry Cathedral and the foundation stone of the Nasimi buildings in Kiev. The Poet Laureate's Library Tour The poet laureate in the UK, Simon Armitage, will be starting a tour of libraries in the UK in 2020. The tour is ...

Whitman House Campaign/Heaney HomePlace Event – Poetry News Roundup November 6th

 

Today’s poetry news articles look at the ongoing campaign to landmark the house where Walt Whitman once lived and a recent event that took place at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Efforts to Landmark Walt Whitman’s House in Clifton Hill Doubled During a street co-naming ceremony which took place the other day, a group of preservationists ...

Scottish Book Awards Shortlist/Rumi Festival/Walt Whitman Way – Poetry News Roundup October 31st

 

Today’s poetry news selection takes a look at the shortlists for the Scottish National Book Awards, the Rumi and Persian Language festival and finally, the naming of Walt Whitman Way. Scottish National Book Awards Shortlist At an event that took place earlier this week, The Saltire Society made the announcements regarding this year's ...