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Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney Poems

 

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney was an American poet and teacher of the 19th century who wrote under a number of pseudonyms including "Sadie Sensible" and “Minnie May”.  Much of her work was religiously-themed and her words were often set to music and sung as hymns.  These were so popular that they could be found in American hymn books for at least fifty ...

Armistice Day – Poetry News Roundup November 13th

 

On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month We Will Remember Them. We begin our news round-up of the week with a look at a selection of poetry stories in the news linked to Armistice day. £5 Commemorative Coin The Royal Mint have this year commemorated Remembrance Day – as Armistice Day is also known – with the minting of a special ...

Julia A. Moore Poems

 

Julia A. Moore, also known as Julia Ann Moore and the "Sweet Singer of Michigan", was an American poet.  However she is better known by the derogatory term of “poetaster” which means that, like the Scottish William McGonagall, she perfected the art of writing “bad poetry”. She was born Julia Ann Davis on the 1st December 1847 on the family farm in the Kent County, ...

Kenneth Allott Poems

 

Kenneth Allott was an English poet and university lecturer who had family ties with both Wales and Ireland.  He was well known for his in-depth knowledge of the 19th century writer, schools inspector and social injustice champion Matthew Arnold. He was born on the 29th August 1912 in the Welsh county of Glamorgan, the son of a local doctor.  While still a young boy ...

Arabella Kushner/Cave in Spain – Poetry News Roundup November 10th

 

Our final news round-up of the week here at My Poetic Side brings you a delightful story about Arabella Kushner, the granddaughter of President Donald Trump and her Mandarin poetry recital. We also look at the Cave in Spain that is hoping to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is drawing attention to their project with a giant poem. Poetry in Mandarin for the President...

Allama Muhammad Iqbal/Den Poezie – Poetry News Roundup November 9th

 

Today our news round-up takes us to Pakistan for a brief look at Allama Muhammad Iqbal and to the Czech Republic for the 19th annual Den Poezie Poetry Festival. 140th Anniversary of the Birth of the “Poet of the East” Today Pakistanis will be celebrating the life and works of the “Poet of the East” Allama Muhammad Iqbal on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of ...

Leslie Holdsworth Allen Poems

 

Leslie Holdsworth Allen was a poet, academic, playwright and Australian University English Professor at a number of locations.  He translated works of German literature into English and also chaired the Literature Censorship Board for many years. He was born on the 21st June 1879 in the Victoria town of Maryborough, one of three brothers.  His father was a minister and they moved in 1890 ...

Kate Brownlee Sherwood Poems

 

Kate Brownlee Sherwood was an American writer of poetry and short stories as well as being a journalist and philanthropical patron of the arts and literature.  In 1883 she was one of the founders of the Woman’s Relief Corps, an organisation set up after the American Civil War.   Much of her poetry centred on military subjects, her most famous being a memorial poem ...

Jansug Charkviani Tribute – Poetry News November 8th

 

Today’s news round-up brings the sad news that Jansug Charkviani, the famous Georgian poet has passed away at the age of 86. Jansug Charkviani – Poet, Editor and Former Politician RIP The famous Georgian poet, Jansug Charkviani, passed away on Sunday 5th November at the age of 86. The poet had been ill for some time, in July he was hospitalized with a stroke, ...

Kritya/Poetry on the T/Leonard Cohen – Poetry News Roundup November 7th

 

Today’s news roundup brings you stories about the Kritya International Poetry Festival, Poetry on the T and a concert in honour of the late Leonard Cohen. Kritya International Poetry Festival The 11th Kritya International Poetry Festival will be taking place from 9th to 11th November in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. The three-day event will be based around “Poetry against Xenophobia and Racism” and is being pitched ...