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Hall-Kenyon Prize/Walsh Awarded/Restoration of Dickinson’s Home – Poetry News Roundup November 16th

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week looks at the winner of this years Hall-Kenyon Prize, an award given to Tony Walsh and finally, the restoration project on the home of Emily Dickinson. Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry Announces 2018 Winner Tracy K. Smith, the current United States Poet Laureate, has been announced as the winner of this years Hall-Kenyon Prize in ...

Poems Discovered in Archive/Malaysian Poetry Book/CBC Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 15th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at the unknown poems discovered in an archive, the poetry book marking history for the Malaysian Tamils and the winner of the 2018 CBC poetry prize. Unknown Poems by Belarusian Poet Discovered A team of researchers from Russia and Belarus have discovered what is believed to be previously unseen poems by Maxim Bogdanovich, a ...

Gift of Poetry/New Youth Poet/Book Awards Voted by Public – Poetry News Roundup November 14th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up, we take a look at the poetry being given as a gift to newlyweds, the new youth poet laureate for Houston and the book awards voted for by the British public. National Poem Gift for Newlyweds The government in Georgia has started giving newlyweds a rather unusual gift with their marriage certificate. In a new initiative, the couples will ...

Fellowship for RLS/Poetry Collection Uncovered/Poet on TV – Poetry News Roundup November 13th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we bring you some information about the 2019 Robert Lewis Stevenson Fellowship. We also have an article about a collection of poetry that has been uncovered after 100 years and the poet who has been busy filming for a new television series. 2019 Robert Lewis Stevenson Fellowship Opens for Entries The Robert Lewis Stevenson Fellowship, which is open ...

Poet’s House Wins Award/Yeats Exhibition/Wole Soyinka Prize Longlist – Poetry News Roundup November 12th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with a look at the poet’s house that has won a conservation award. We also have an article about a Yeats exhibition, and finally the poet who has been long-listed for the Wole Soyinka prize. Poets Former Home Wins RICS Award Yr Ysgwrn, near Trawsfynydd, the former home of Ellis Humphrey Evans, one of the ...

Commemoration for WW1 Centenary – Poetry News Roundup November 9th

 

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them” Laurence Binyon (1914) As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, My Poetic Side takes a look at poetry news articles related to the commemoration events taking place all over the world. Pages of the Sea Choose Their Portraits We have previously written about the commemoration ...

Poetry Society Director Steps Down/Illustrated War Poem/Possible Remains of Poet Found – Poetry News Roundup November 8th

 

In today’s poetry news roundup we bring you articles about the executive director of the Poetry Society of America,  the WWI poem to be illustrated for the first time and the possible finding of the missing remains of a Soviet poet. Poetry Society of America Executive Director to Step Down Alice Quinn has been the executive director of the Poetry Society of America since ...

Mural Celebrates Writer/Airport Name Change/Laureate Refuser – Poetry News Roundup November 7th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at the mural celebrating writer in the Forest of Dean, the airport under consideration for a name change, and the poet who does not want the position of Poet Laureate. Forest of Dean Writers Celebrated in Mural A mural has been painted on the side of The Masons Arms, a former pub, in Coleford by the ...

Poet’s Daughter Shortlisted/Sassoon Poem Discovered – Poetry News Roundup November 6th

 

Today on My Poetic side we take a look at some of the possible faces for the new £50 note. We also take a look at the previously unknown poem by Siegfried Sassoon that has been made public over 50 years since his death. The Possible Face of the New £50 Note The North East Mathematician Ada Lovelace who has been described as the ...

Wilfred Owen centenary/Poet’s letter auction/UK Poet Laureate search – Poetry News Roundup 5th November

 

Today in our poetry news round up we bring you an article about the centenary of the death of Wilfred Owen, the poet’s letter that sold at auction and the search for the next UK Poet Laureate. Centenary of War Poet’s Death Marked with Bugle Yesterday marked the centenary of the death of Wilfred Owen, the World War One Poet. The occasion was ...