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John Ruskin Anniversary/ Is Uigher Poet Dead? – Poetry News Roundup February 13th

 

Today, our poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet John Ruskin on the occasion of his 200th birth anniversary. We also take a look at a story about an Uigher poet who it is suspected may have died in a Chinese jail. 200th Birthday of John Ruskin Pupils and villages in the Lake District Village of Coniston came together to honour of ...

Postbox Facelift/Lasker-Schüler Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup February 12th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the post-boxes that have had a bit of a facelift for Valentine’s day. We also look at the poet Else Lasker-Schüler on the 150th anniversary of her birth. Valentine’s Day Post-boxes It is almost Valentine’s Day and that can only mean one thing; The Royal Mail has been decorating a number of their post-boxes ...

Google Doodle for Molière/MBE for Poet/Bangladeshi Poet in Hospital – Poetry News Roundup February 11th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at yesterday's Google Doodle which was dedicated to the poet and playwright Moliere. We also have an article about the poet who received an MBE and the Bangladeshi poet who has been hospitalised. Google Doodle Celebrates Molière If you noticed that the Google Doodle yesterday was a little different to the norm, ...

Bly Celebration/Sylvester Stallone’s Poetry Script – Poetry News Roundup February 8th

 

Our final poetry news of the week takes a look at the poet Robert Bly, as his latest book is celebrated. We also have an article about the actor Sylvester Stallone who is working on a script for a play about Edgar Allen Poe. Robert Bly and his “Collected Poems” Renowned poet Robert Bly published his latest book in December, and it is titled ...

Banjo Paterson Festival/Desmond Poetry Competition/Tatour Drawings – Poetry News Roundup February 7th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at this year's Banjo Paterson Festival, the Desmond International Poetry competition and the drawings of Dareen Tatour. 2019 Banjo Paterson Festival Across Central West New South Wales, numerous towns will come together this weekend in celebration of Banjo Paterson - the much-loved Australian poet. The festival, which is a celebration of Australian poetry, writers ...

Langston Hughes Reading/Black History Mural/Swindon Poet’s Plaque – Poetry News Roundup February 6th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you articles about this year’s Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading, a Black History Month mural inspired by poetry, and finally, a blue plaque for a Swindon poet. 24th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading 3rd February saw the community of Rhode Island gather in a celebration of Black History Month, which was combined with an event that ...

Minsk Book Fair/Hollie McNish/Sherko Bekas Statue – Poetry News Roundup February 5th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at the Minsk International Book Fair, the poet Hollie McNish and, finally, the commemorative statue for the poet Sherko Bekas. Minsk International Book Fair The Minsk International Book Fair, which is in its 26th year, will take place from 6th -10th February. The exhibition is planned as a showcase for the book printing industry, ...

Heaney Interview/Institute Needs Repair/Irish Times Shortlist – Poetry News Roundup February 4th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at a selection of poetry-related news articles including a radio interview with Marie Heaney, an institute in dire need of repair and the shortlist for this year's “Irish Times” Poetry Now award. Heaney’s Widow Reads Love Poem On Friday the Today Programme featured a segment in celebration of St Brigid’s Day. Marie ...

Victorian Prize Winner Incarcerated/2019 Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist – Poetry News Roundup February 1st

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the winner of this year’s Victorian Prize for Literature, and the longlist for the 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize. Victorian Prize for Literature Won by Behrouz Boochani When the ceremony for this year's Victorian Prize for Literature took place, the winner was unable to be there in person to accept the award. Behrouz Boochani, ...

Harvard Arts Medal Awarded/Bonnie and Clyde Book – Poetry News Roundup January 31st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at Tracy K Smith as it is announced she has won the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal, and we also have the poetry book written by the notorious Bonnie and Clyde which is going up for auction. Harvard Arts Medal to be Awarded to Tracy K Smith Tracy K Smith, the U.S. laureate for poetry, and a graduate of ...