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Poetry Musical/Tagore Award/Tourist Attractions for Poetry Enthusiasts – Poetry News Roundup February 19th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at the musical based on poetry, the winner of this years Rabindranath Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony and the poetry-related tourist attractions have made the 2018 top places to visit in the UK list. The Musical of Homer’s Odyssey Homer’s Odyssey is well known all over the world, but perhaps the idea of hearing it in ...

Ko Un Loss/Ghalib Anniversay/Al Mahmud Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup February 18th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet Ko Un who has lost his defamation suit. We also have an article about the 150th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib and finally an article about the poet Al Mahmud who has passed away. Ko Un Loses Defamation Suit The disgraced South Korean poet Ko Un, who we wrote ...

Arts Festival Cancelled/Citizenship Test/Forestry Commission Poetry – Poetry News Roundup February 15th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at a cancelled arts festival, the British Citizenship test and a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, commissioned for the Forestry Commission. Arts Festival Put on Hold This weekend should have seen the first of the many festivals of 2019 that have been scheduled for McBurney Park in Kingston. However, the organisers have been ...

Poetry Gift for Belfast Schools/Poet’s House Burgled/Faiz Ahmed Faiz Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup February 14th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the gift of poetry that has been donated to high schools in Belfast. We also have a short article about a poet's house that has been burgled and finally, we look at the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz on the occasion of his 108th birth anniversary. Belfast Schools Gifted Poems by Late Poet We reported ...

John Ruskin Anniversary/ Is Uigher Poet Dead? – Poetry News Roundup February 13th

 

Today, our poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet John Ruskin on the occasion of his 200th birth anniversary. We also take a look at a story about an Uigher poet who it is suspected may have died in a Chinese jail. 200th Birthday of John Ruskin Pupils and villages in the Lake District Village of Coniston came together to honour of ...

Postbox Facelift/Lasker-Schüler Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup February 12th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the post-boxes that have had a bit of a facelift for Valentine’s day. We also look at the poet Else Lasker-Schüler on the 150th anniversary of her birth. Valentine’s Day Post-boxes It is almost Valentine’s Day and that can only mean one thing; The Royal Mail has been decorating a number of their post-boxes ...

Google Doodle for Molière/MBE for Poet/Bangladeshi Poet in Hospital – Poetry News Roundup February 11th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at yesterday's Google Doodle which was dedicated to the poet and playwright Moliere. We also have an article about the poet who received an MBE and the Bangladeshi poet who has been hospitalised. Google Doodle Celebrates Molière If you noticed that the Google Doodle yesterday was a little different to the norm, ...

Bly Celebration/Sylvester Stallone’s Poetry Script – Poetry News Roundup February 8th

 

Our final poetry news of the week takes a look at the poet Robert Bly, as his latest book is celebrated. We also have an article about the actor Sylvester Stallone who is working on a script for a play about Edgar Allen Poe. Robert Bly and his “Collected Poems” Renowned poet Robert Bly published his latest book in December, and it is titled ...

Banjo Paterson Festival/Desmond Poetry Competition/Tatour Drawings – Poetry News Roundup February 7th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at this year's Banjo Paterson Festival, the Desmond International Poetry competition and the drawings of Dareen Tatour. 2019 Banjo Paterson Festival Across Central West New South Wales, numerous towns will come together this weekend in celebration of Banjo Paterson - the much-loved Australian poet. The festival, which is a celebration of Australian poetry, writers ...

Langston Hughes Reading/Black History Mural/Swindon Poet’s Plaque – Poetry News Roundup February 6th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you articles about this year’s Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading, a Black History Month mural inspired by poetry, and finally, a blue plaque for a Swindon poet. 24th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading 3rd February saw the community of Rhode Island gather in a celebration of Black History Month, which was combined with an event that ...