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Rathbones Shortlist/Raleigh Book Auction – Poetry News Roundup February 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist. We also have an article about a poetry book belonging to Sir Walter Raleigh that is up for auction. Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlist Revealed This year's shortlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize which has a cash prize of £30,000 has been revealed. The prize is open to all genres of writing; poetry, ...

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award/Carl Sandberg Writer In Residence – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at the winner of this years Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. We also look at the Car Sandberg Writer-in-Residence. Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2020 The poet Ariana Reines has been announced as the winner of this years $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award has gone to Tiana Clark. “A Sand Book”, is the latest ...

Danil Kharms Resting Place/Owen’s Window – Poetry News Roundup February 25th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at an article about the final resting place of Daniil Kharms. We also look at the fund for a window to commemorate Wilfred Owen. Poets Burial Place Confirmed It is believed that the final resting place of Daniil Kharms, one of the founding members of the Oberiu avant-garde collective has been located after ...

Poetry/Art Exhibition/Keralan Poet Takes World By Storm/Stolen Poet’s Statue – Poetry News Roundup February 24th

 

We begin a new week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the museum exhibit combining art and poetry, the Keralan poet taking the literary world by storm, and the stolen statue of a poet. Museum Façade Draped in Lifejacket The neoclassical façade of the Minneapolis Institute of Art has been given a makeover of the colourful kind. The six Greco-Roman stone ...

Rumi Museum’s Record Numbers/Poet’s Library – Poetry News Roundup February 21st

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week looks at the second most popular museum in Turkey for 2019 and the library named for a poet and famous alumna. Turkish Museum Dedicated to Poet Sees 3.4M Visitors in 2019 The Mevlana Rumi Museum, which is located in Konya, Turkey has reported that last year they had a record 3.4M visitors. This is a ...

Katsyuba and Braithwaite Pass Away – Poetry News Roundup February 20th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the news of the deaths of two poets. The first, a Russian poet and journalist Elena Katsyuba; the second, Kamau Brathwaite, the Caribbean poet. Poet Elena Katsyuba Dies at age 74 The Russian poet Elena Katsyuba passed away last Friday at the age of 74. Katsyuba was a member of the PEN club and also the Moscow ...

Northern Poets/Poet Teaches Prisoners – Poetry News Roundup February 19th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the poet's pleas for more Northern voices reading the news. We also look at the poet who has been teaching writing in prisons for over 40 years. The Bard of Barnsley’s Plea Regarding T’news Ian McMillan, who has long been referred to as the Bard of Barnsley and is a staunch campaigner for the ...

Tehran Exhibition/Marlborough LitFest/Poetry on The Underground – Poetry News Roundup February 18th

 

Today in our poetry-related news round-up we look at an art exhibition in Tehran, the Marlborough LitFest 2020 and the return of Poetry on the Underground. The Exhibit of Illustrated Poetry A stunning exhibition was recently unveiled in Tehran which showcases illustrated adaptations of poems written by Hafez, the renowned Iranian poet. The artwork featured in the exhibition was created by Samira Darya and is ...

Ghalib Anniversary/Canadian $5 Note/Wordsworth Home Sale – Poetry News Roundup February 17th

 

Today, we look at the death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib, the search for a new face for the Canadian $5 note and the sale of a home associated with Wordsworth. Mirza Ghalib Death Anniversary Observed The 151st death anniversary of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, the classical Urdu poet, was celebrated on Saturday in Pakistan. During his lifetime Ghalib wrote several hundred Ghazals. These have ...

Memorial Auditorium/Leopardi’s Birthplace/Sci-Fi Poets – Poetry News Roundup February 14th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the auditorium named in memory of a poet, the birthplace of Leopardi, which will open to the public, and the appearance of 2 poets in a Sci-fi programme. New Auditorium to be Named for Poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz A collaboration between the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) and the Pakistan National Council of Arts has ...