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Nasimi Play/US Youth Laureate/Children’s Poetry Archive – Poetry News Roundup July 4th

 

Today on our news roundup we take a look at the play dedicated to the life of Imadaddin Nasimi, the National Youth Poet Laureate of the US and the Children’s Poetry Archive. “Dedication to Nasimi” A play in honour of Imadaddin Nasimi, the great Azerbaijani poet, on the occasion of his 650th anniversary, ...

Poet to Be Canonised – Poetry News July 2nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Blessed John Henry Newman the Catholic cardinal, theologian and poet who is to be canonised in October by the Pope. John Henry Newman to be Canonised On 13th October 2019, Pope Francis is to declare the British Cardinal, poet and theologian who lived during ...

Poet’s Struggle to Publish/Campbell Celebration/Tibetan Poet Honoured – Poetry News Roundup June 27th

 

Today's poetry news update takes a look at the poet who is struggling to self-publish his work, the annual festival in celebration of William Wilfred Campbell and finally, the Tibetan monk and poet honoured with a peace prize. Language Barrier an Issue to Self-Publishing A Canadian poet who has previously used Amazon ...

Medieval Poet Discovery – Poetry News June 26th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we take a look at the discovery that a major medieval poet may have been the author of a book that has previously been unattributed to any particular author. Major Medieval Poet May Have Been Books Author A scholar from a University in Kansas may have just ...

Prime Minister Poetry Gaffe/Wales Book of the Year/Google Duo Poet – Poetry News Roundup June 25th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Prime Minister who attributed poetry incorrectly, the winner of the Wales Book of the Year award and finally the poet who appeared in a Google Duo advert. Prime Minister Trolled by Twitterati It is becoming increasingly more common for poetry to make an appearance in the ...

New Oxford Poetry Professor – Poetry News June 24th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the appointment of a new Oxford Professor of Poetry. New Oxford Professor of Poetry Elected Alice Oswald has been elected to the position of Oxford professor of poetry by a substantial margin. The role, which was established three centuries ago, ...