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Poet’s House Wins Award/Yeats Exhibition/Wole Soyinka Prize Longlist – Poetry News Roundup November 12th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with a look at the poet’s house that has won a conservation award. We also have an article about a Yeats exhibition, and finally the poet who has been long-listed for the Wole Soyinka prize. Poets Former Home Wins RICS Award Yr Ysgwrn, near Trawsfynydd, the former home of Ellis Humphrey Evans, one of the ...

Commemoration for WW1 Centenary – Poetry News Roundup November 9th

 

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them” Laurence Binyon (1914) As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, My Poetic Side takes a look at poetry news articles related to the commemoration events taking place all over the world. Pages of the Sea Choose Their Portraits We have previously written about the commemoration ...

Poetry Society Director Steps Down/Illustrated War Poem/Possible Remains of Poet Found – Poetry News Roundup November 8th

 

In today’s poetry news roundup we bring you articles about the executive director of the Poetry Society of America,  the WWI poem to be illustrated for the first time and the possible finding of the missing remains of a Soviet poet. Poetry Society of America Executive Director to Step Down Alice Quinn has been the executive director of the Poetry Society of America since ...

Mural Celebrates Writer/Airport Name Change/Laureate Refuser – Poetry News Roundup November 7th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at the mural celebrating writer in the Forest of Dean, the airport under consideration for a name change, and the poet who does not want the position of Poet Laureate. Forest of Dean Writers Celebrated in Mural A mural has been painted on the side of The Masons Arms, a former pub, in Coleford by the ...

Poet’s Daughter Shortlisted/Sassoon Poem Discovered – Poetry News Roundup November 6th

 

Today on My Poetic side we take a look at some of the possible faces for the new £50 note. We also take a look at the previously unknown poem by Siegfried Sassoon that has been made public over 50 years since his death. The Possible Face of the New £50 Note The North East Mathematician Ada Lovelace who has been described as the ...

Wilfred Owen centenary/Poet’s letter auction/UK Poet Laureate search – Poetry News Roundup 5th November

 

Today in our poetry news round up we bring you an article about the centenary of the death of Wilfred Owen, the poet’s letter that sold at auction and the search for the next UK Poet Laureate. Centenary of War Poet’s Death Marked with Bugle Yesterday marked the centenary of the death of Wilfred Owen, the World War One Poet. The occasion was ...

Owen Statue/Bobbitt Prize/Women’s Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 2nd

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week takes a look at another statue to commemorate the life of Wilfred Owen. We also look at the winner of the 2018 Bobbitt Poetry Prize and the winners of the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize. Wilfred Owen Sculpture Unveiled This weekend will see the unveiling of a sculpture inspired by Wilfred Owen, the war poet. ...

War Hero Honoured/Graveside tokens – Poetry News Roundup November 1st

 

Today, our round up of poetry news covers the British War Hero saluted by the Scottish Makar, and the tokens left on the grave of a famous poet. Scottish Makar Salutes Black British War Hero Inspired by the haunting diaries of a soldier who served during the First World War, Jackie Kay, the Scottish Makar has written several poems. A box of photos, notes and ...

Poet’s £130k letter/Dr John Cooper Clarke – Poetry News Roundup October 31st

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you an article about a poet’s letter that fetched over £130,000 at auction, we also take a look at the poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and his trademark look. Poets Apology Letter Fetches £131,000 An apology letter written in 1818 by the poet John Keats has sold for a record amount. The letter was written by ...

Poet President Re-elected/Poppy Appeal Art/Library Fine for Poetry Book – Poetry News Roundup October 30th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we have articles about the poet president who has been elected to a second term, we also have stories about the art installations being unveiled as part of this years Poppy Appeal and finally the 84 year overdue library fine for a poetry book is paid. Irish President and Poet, Michael Higgins Re-Elected Michael Higgins, the Irish incumbent president ...