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Lost Poem Found/Porter Poetry Prize/Longfellow Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

 

Today's poetry news roundup takes a look at a lost poem, the shortlist for the 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the town preparing to celebrate the 212th anniversary of the birth of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Poem from 1893 Reunited with Authors Family A high school teacher in Oklahoma has been collecting used books for a number of years and over that time has ...

£900 Poetry Book/Laureate Hunt – Poetry News Roundup February 25th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the £900 poetry book. We also have an article about the hunt for the new poet laureate. Poem Book Selling on Amazon for £900 Henry Mair, the Irvine writer and poet, who has been writing for almost 50 years, was amazed to discover that “Alone I Rebel”, his acclaimed autobiography, which ...

Armenian Poet Celebrated/Neruda Film/Somaliland Imprisonment – Poetry News Roundup February 22nd

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week brings you articles about a bronze statue to commemorate an Armenian poet, a film about Pablo Neruda and the poet being held in prison in Somaliland. Bronze Statue Commemorating Tumanyan Unveiled A bronze statue to commemorate Hovhannes Tumanyan, the Armenian poet and publicist, was unveiled earlier this week in Tbilisi on the balcony of the ...

Poetry Day in Vietnam/Sidewalk Poetry/North Carolina Laureate – Poetry News Roundup February 21st

 

Today’s news roundup takes a look at the 17th Vietnam Poetry Day celebrations, a competition to put poetry on the sidewalks in the City of Newton and finally the new poet laureate in North Carolina. Vietnam Poetry Day Takes Place in Hanoi The 17th Vietnam Poetry Day opened on Sunday 17th February in Hanoi with a wide range of activities scheduled to take place. ...

Suspension on Nicaraguan Poet Lifted/Evening of Poetry with Cicely Fox Smith – Poetry News Roundup February 20th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the Pope's lifting of a suspension on a Nicaraguan poet and priest. We also have an article about an evening of poetry written by Cicely Fox Smith. Suspension of Nicaraguan Priest and Poet Lifted In 1983 a suspension was imposed on Ernesto Cardenal, a priest and poet from Nicaragua. The suspension was made by ...

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 ...