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Cultural Appropriation/Turkish Grand Awards/Lifetime Achievement – Poetry News Roundup December 14th

 

Our final news round up of the week takes a look at an article about cultural appropriation, the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards in Turkey and finally, the winner of the Porter Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award. NHL-Themed Totem Poles Called Out by Aboriginal Poet [caption id="attachment_13343" align="alignleft" width="225"] A[/caption] The former poet laureate of Halifax, Rebecca Thomas, who is Mi’kmaw, has been receiving huge amounts ...

Faber Prize Winner/Footballers’ Poetry/Awwad Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup December 13th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you articles about the winner of the Geoffrey Faber prize winner for 2017, and the Footballers who are helping primary school children with their poetry. We also have an article about the death of the Lebanese poet Maurice Awwad. Geoffrey Faber Prize 2017 Gwendoline Riley has been announced as the winner of the Geoffrey Memorial Prize for ...

Forgotten Works Found/Ulster Museum Display/Poetry Machines – Poetry News Roundup December 12th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we have yet more forgotten works that have been found, this time some of Anne Sextons earliest poems, the poet's painting to go on display in the Ulster Museum and finally, the students who have won a grant for their poetry machines. Forgotten Early Works by Anne Sexton Found A collection of four poems and an essay ...

Google Doodle for Jewish Poet/Wole Winner/Wirral Horn Award – Poetry News Roundup December 11th

 

Today in our poetry news round up, we take a look at the Google Doodle dedicated to a Jewish poet. We also have the winner of the Wole Soyinka Poetry Prize and finally the Wirral Horn Award given to the Wilfred Owen Story. Google Doodle Celebrates German Born Jewish Poet The German born Jewish poet Nelly Sachs was celebrated yesterday in a Google ...

For Colored Girls/Anchorage Twitter Poetry – Poetry News Roundup December 10th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the play by Ntozake Shange which is taking to the stage. We also look at the poetry that forms part of the earthquake archive of the museum of Anchorage. For Colored Girls Comes to Open Stage in Harrisburg The award-winning play by Ntozake Shange is to make its appearance on ...

Finnish Anthem/Firsts Festival – Poetry News Roundup December 7th

 

We end the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the National Anthem of Finland. We also bring you information about the 2019 Wirral Festival of Firsts. Independence Day – Finland This week, Finns celebrate both Sibelius Day and Independence Day, and the question of the national anthem has once more resurfaced. It was just two years ago when the leaders of ...

Rupert Brooke Auction/Mackellar Homestead Mining Work – Poetry News Roundup December 6th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at a letter written by Rupert Brooke that is going up for auction, and the proposed mine work to be carried out near the homestead of the late Dorothea Mackellar. Letter from Rupert Brooke to “Lovelorn” Admirer to go Under the Hammer Previously unseen correspondence between the poet Rupert Brooke and a college friend is to ...

Wole Soyinka Shortlist/St.John’s Poet Laureate/Russian Airports Renamed – Poetry News Roundup December 5th

 

Today we take a look at one of the shortlisted names for this years Wole Soyinka Poetry Prize. We also bring you the appointment of a poet laureate for St. John’s, and finally, the airports in Russia getting new names. Wole Soyinka Shortlist Announced Last week saw the announcing of the shortlist for this years Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. Harriet Anena, ...

Owen’s Bugle/Kaita’s Drawings – Poetry News Roundup December 4th

 

Today’s poetry news round up takes a look at Wilfred Owens' bugle, which has been played in public again. We also take a look at yet more artwork drawn by a poet that has been found after many years of being missing. Owen’s Bugle Played in Scottish Church The bugle that belonged to Wilfred Owen, the First World War poet, has been played ...

Rare Manuscript Found/Poet Accused of Plagiarism – Poetry News Roundup . December 3rd

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic side with the news of another rare manuscript that has been found and is off to auction. We also have an article about a poet accused of plagiarism. Rare Manuscript Could Fetch Around £300,000 at Auction During a visit to Melford Hall in Suffolk, Dr Gabriel Heaton from Sotheby’s located what he has described as a ...