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International Airport Renamed/Sandburg Home Opening/No Burns’ Supper This Year – Poetry News Roundup November 26th

 

We begin the week with a look at the outrage caused by the plans to rename the international airport in Chile. We also have an article about the Sandburg home which will be open for Christmas this year and the decision by the Glasgow council to not hold a Burns supper this year. Outrage Over Plans to Rename Chilean Airport After Neruda We recently ...

ASU Rare Edition/Charles Dickens Portrait Found – Poetry News Roundup November 23rd

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week takes a look at the ASU’s new rare edition and the portrait of Charles Dickens that has been found after 174 years. Rare 17th Century Book Acquired for ASU Arizona State University has acquired a rather rare copy of a first-edition for its collection. The 17th century essay was penned by Sor Juana Ines ...

Underground Poetry in Hungary/Bob Hughes Award/Karl Marx – Poetry News Roundup November 22nd

 

Today, our news round up takes a look at the poetry in the Hungarian underground stations, the poet awarded the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement award and, finally, the little-known side of Karl Marx. Polish poetry in Hungary A couple of hundred posters have been put up for display on the Budapest underground. These posters feature quotes from Zbigniew Herbert, the prominent Polish poet. The poems ...

Poet honoured on 7 Arts Collection/Nasimi Bust Unveiled/No Blue Plaque for Some Pets – Poetry News Roundup November 21st

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet who will be appearing on one of the “7 Arts” collection of coins, the bust to the post Nasimi which has been unveiled in Moscow and the poets who will not be getting a blue plaque. Guillaume Apollinaire to Feature on Poetry Coin in “7 Arts” Collection In 2013, the Monnaie de Paris released ...

Spanish Literary Prize/Poetry Display/UK Laureate – Poetry News Roundup November 20th

 

Today's poetry new round up looks at Spain's top literary prize, the poetry on display at the Storyhouse in Chester and the discussions surrounding the possible candidates for the position of UK poet laureate. Top Literary Prize in Spain Awarded to 95-Year-Old Poet Ida Vitale, a 95-year-old poet, has become the fifth woman to be awarded the top literary prize in Spain. Ida who ...

Goldsmith Prize Winner/Paz Exhibition/Langerudi Honoured – Poetry News Roundup November 19th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at this year’s winner of the Goldsmith Prize. We also have an exhibition on the works of Octavio Paz which have been re-imagined and the poet Shams Langerudi who has been honoured by the University of Guilan. Goldsmith Prize 2018 Won by Scottish Poet On Wednesday last week the winner of this ...

Hall-Kenyon Prize/Walsh Awarded/Restoration of Dickinson’s Home – Poetry News Roundup November 16th

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week looks at the winner of this years Hall-Kenyon Prize, an award given to Tony Walsh and finally, the restoration project on the home of Emily Dickinson. Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry Announces 2018 Winner Tracy K. Smith, the current United States Poet Laureate, has been announced as the winner of this years Hall-Kenyon Prize in ...

Poems Discovered in Archive/Malaysian Poetry Book/CBC Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 15th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at the unknown poems discovered in an archive, the poetry book marking history for the Malaysian Tamils and the winner of the 2018 CBC poetry prize. Unknown Poems by Belarusian Poet Discovered A team of researchers from Russia and Belarus have discovered what is believed to be previously unseen poems by Maxim Bogdanovich, a ...

Gift of Poetry/New Youth Poet/Book Awards Voted by Public – Poetry News Roundup November 14th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up, we take a look at the poetry being given as a gift to newlyweds, the new youth poet laureate for Houston and the book awards voted for by the British public. National Poem Gift for Newlyweds The government in Georgia has started giving newlyweds a rather unusual gift with their marriage certificate. In a new initiative, the couples will ...

Fellowship for RLS/Poetry Collection Uncovered/Poet on TV – Poetry News Roundup November 13th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we bring you some information about the 2019 Robert Lewis Stevenson Fellowship. We also have an article about a collection of poetry that has been uncovered after 100 years and the poet who has been busy filming for a new television series. 2019 Robert Lewis Stevenson Fellowship Opens for Entries The Robert Lewis Stevenson Fellowship, which is open ...