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Which Poets were Contemporary to each other?

 

Like musicians, poets often move in similar circles. You may be aware of some of the famous connections between poets, like Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. However, there are plenty of other relationships and links that aren’t as well known. Not only this, but it is interesting to note poets that were producing their best works at the same time, even if they did not have a personal connection. ...

Rachel Bower/Poetry-Spouting Lion – Poetry News Roundup August 10th

 

In today’s poetry news roundup, we will take a look at the incredible poetry-spouting lion that is going to be installed in Trafalgar Square next month. But first, let’s take a look at a new collection of poetry from Rachel Bower… New poetry collection from Rachel Bower, a Sheffield-based poet Sheffield-based poet, Rachel Bower, released a new collection of poetry last month, which explores ...

Poetry Rediscovered In Lancashire/Robots Writing Poems – Poetry News Round Up August 9th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up, we have robots being trained to write poetry! But first, we are going to take a look at an amazing discovery of 300 works from Lancashire writers and mill workers. 300 poems from mill workers in Lancashire have been rediscovered Research has recently unearthed 300 works from Lancashire writers and mill workers that were struggling because of the economic ...

Poets Raising Awareness – Poetry News Round Up August 8th

 

In today’s news round-up, we are focusing on poets that are using their talents for the greater good. We take a look at one poet who is raising awareness about dyslexia, and another who is helping young people to feel less alone. Poet using his talent to raise awareness about dyslexia Sam Rapp is an award-winning poet who was born in Sussex, and she ...

Wilfred Owen/Danny McGilloway/Science Poems – Poetry News Roundup August 7th

 

In today’s poetry news round up, we are going to take a look at the huge number of events that are set up to remember the war poet Wilfred Owen. We also look at a new book that is set to be launched by Danny McGilloway, as well as the winner of a science poetry competition. Remembering Wilfred Owen over the course of 100 day...

Matthew Sweeney/National Poetry Day/Yu Xiuhua – Poetry News Roundup August 6th

 

In today’s poetry news round up, we take a look at the life and work of Matthew Sweeney, recommendations for National Poetry Day, and an amazing story of a village woman’s poetry going viral in China… Matthew Sweeney passes away age 66 Today, tributes have been pouring in for Co Donegal-born poet, Matthew Sweeney, who died aged 66. A prolific writer, he had suffered ...

Poetry Quote for Memorial/Apology for Poem – Poetry News Roundup August 3rd

 

In our final poetry round-up of the week, we look at the poll to choose a poetry quote for a war memorial and the publication that has been forced to apologise for a poem it published in mid-July. Public Asked to Help Choose Poetry Quote for Monument Members of the public are being asked to choose between six quotations from works by Scottish war ...

El-Beheiri Verdict/ National Student Poets – Poetry News Roundup August 2nd

 

Today in our poetry news round up we bring you the verdict in the case of the Egyptian poet Galal el-Beheiri. We also take a look at an article about the five young American students who have been chosen to be the next National Student Poets. 3 Year Jail Term for Egyptian Poet Yesterday we brought you the news that poet Dareen Tatour had ...

Tatour Sentence/Dorothea Mackellar Award/Clown as Laureate – Poetry News Roundup August 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side bring you the news that Dareen Tatour has finally been sentenced, we look at this years Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards and last but not least the clown who has become a “poet laureate”. Dareen Tatour Sentenced A sentence has now been passed in the case of Dareen Tatour, the poet who was arrested in 2015, following several posts she made ...

Thoor Ballylee/Poet is awarded Fellowship at Kings – Poetry News Roundup July 31st

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at Thoor Ballylee, the former home of WB Yeats and the mission to preserve it. We also look at the poet and astronaut awarded an honorary fellowship by Kings College London. Protect Thoor Ballylee! [caption id="attachment_12857" align="alignright" width="300"] The Yeats Tower - Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy 29/11/'02[/caption] Roy Foster, an internationally ...