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Wilfred Owen Competition/Export Ban for Book/Tupac Poem at Auction – Poetry News Roundup May 16th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we take a look at a Wilfred Owen Commemoration poetry competition, the book that has been issued with a temporary export ban and the Tupac poem up for auction. Wilfred Owen Commemoration - Awards for Young Poets As part of the celebrations to make the centenary of the death of the ...

Donald Hall Estate Sale – Poetry News May 15th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you two articles about the estate of the late poet Donald Hall. Donald Hall Estate Sale Draws Huge Crowd Over the weekend, the estate sale of the late poet Donald Hall took place, and it drew huge crowds. The sale, which took place in Wilmot, ...

Duchess of Sussex Mothers Day Tribute/Ageism Row over Professor Role – Poetry News Roundup May 14th

 

Today we look at articles about Meghan Markle’s Mother’s Day message and the ageism row over the Oxford University professor of poetry position. Mother’s Day Message from Meghan Markle On Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle took to Instagram to share a picture of her newborn baby son’s feet. Whilst Mother’s Day in the ...

UK’s New Poet Laureate – Poetry News May 13th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with an article about the new poet laureate of the UK. The UK’s New Poet Laureate After many months of speculation, multiple poets ruling themselves out of the running and a week with no poet laureate at all, the announcement of a new poet ...

Ferlinghetti Festival/Fight for Whitman’s Home – Poetry News Roundup May 10th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at a festival that honoured Lawrence Ferlinghetti. We also have an article about the continued fight to have Walt Whitman’s former home saved with a preservation order. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Honoured by Bay Area Book Festival Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti poses on Monday, Jan. 15, 1988 in San Francisco ...

Tennyson Collection/Moth Prize/Poet’s Baseball Purchase – Poetry News Roundup May 9th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we look at the latest addition to the Tennyson Collection, the winner of this year's Moth Poetry Prize and the poet who bought 7000 basketball game tickets. Lincolnshire’s Tennyson Collection Receives Royal Addition The Tennyson archives, which are located in Lincolnshire, have received a new addition in the form of ...

UK Poet Laureate Problems – Poetry News May 6th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the ongoing saga of the position of UK poet laureate. The Job that Nobody Seems to Want! Last week we mentioned that the poet Imtiaz Dharker was presumed the most likely candidate for the position of UK poet laureate which ...