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National Book Awards Longlist/Survey on Poetry/Poetic Inspiration for Sewage Plant – Poetry News Roundup September 14th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the long list for the National Book Awards in Poetry, a survey on poetry reading figures and the unusual inspiration for a sewage plant design. 2018 National Book Awards in Poetry This week sees the announcing of the longlists for the 2018 National Book Awards. There are awards given for books in the following categories; ...

Memorial Stone/Magazine’s 100th Anniversary/Ghanian Poet Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup September 13th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at a memorial stone planned for a Scottish poet, the 100thissue of a literary magazine and the death of one of Ghana’s foremost poets. Borders Poet Memorial Stone Plans A tribute to William H. Ogilvie, the Borders poet is being planned by the Ex-Kelso Laddies Club. They are hoping to mark the occasion of ...

Google Doodle/Opera Fails to Impress/Footballer Turned Poet – Poetry News Roundup September 12th

 

Today on My Poetic side we take a look at the poet celebrated with a Google Doodle, holidaymakers who were unimpressed with an opera about a little-known poet and the footballer who turned poet. One of The Greatest Female Poets of All Time Once again, the Google doodle of the day has been dedicated to a poet. Yesterday the image being displayed by Google ...

Darwish Tribute/Scafell Pike’s Wordsworth/ACU Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup September 11th

 

Today in our poetry roundup we take a look at a tribute to the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, we also look at the Wordsworth who climbed Scafell Pike and finally this years winner of the ACU poetry prize. Tribute to Mahmoud Darwish The Festival Arabesques is now in its thirteenth year, it is the first festival of its kind to take place within Europe ...

150th TUC Anniversary Poem/Iranologist Passes Away/Jamaican Poetry Statue – Poetry News Roundup September 10th

 

We start another week here at My Poetic Side with an interesting selection of poetry news articles. We take a look at the poem written for the 150thanniversary of the TUC, we have news of the sad passing of a noted Iranologist and finally the statue for a Jamaican poet. TUC 150thAnniversary The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is currently celebrating its 150thanniversary with their ...

Moth Short Story/Last Night at the Proms – Poetry News Roundup September 7th

 

Our poetry round-up today takes a look at the winners of the Moth Short Story Prize, both of whom are poets. We also look at the poetry that inspired music for this year’s Last Night at the Proms. The Moth Short Story Prize The debut novel from Caoilinn Hughes has not only taken the first place in The Moth Short Story Prize but also ...

Atticus/Micronesia Poetry Competition/Priscila Uppal Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup September 6th

 

Today in our round-up we take a look at the Instagram poet, Atticus, we have a poetry competition in honour of a poet from Micronesia and finally the sad news that the poet Priscila Uppal has passed away at the age of 43. So, Who is Atticus? Often referred to as poetry’s answer to Banksy, Atticus is something of a sensation on Instagram. He has ...

Poet’s House in Danger/Blakefest/The Imaginary Encounter – Poetry News Roundup September 5th

 

Today we have scoured the news to bring you a news roundup that takes a look at a poet's home that is in danger of falling into a river due to adverse weather, Blakefest – a celebration of the poet William Blake, and a play that looks at an imaginary encounter between two great artists. Poets Home in Danger as Embankment Collapses Due to ...

Poetry Set to Dance/Poetry in Adverts/DNA Poetry – Poetry News Roundup September 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at poetry set to dance, the use of poetry in adverts and a piece of unique DNA poetry artwork that is up for auction. Poetry Turned into Dance Four Quartets, the very loved 75-year-old poetic exploration on the themes of time and memory, by the poet T.S. Eliot, has turned into a dance. Pam Tanowitz, the American ...

Poet’s Story Inspires Music/US Laureate Delivers Lecture – Poetry News Roundup September 3rd

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with the story of a poem that has inspired a piece of music for the St Asaph Music Festival. We also have an article about Tracy K. Smith, the U.S Poet Laureate who will be delivering a lecture this week at St Mary’s College, Notre Dame. Highlight of St Asaph Music Festival Inspire by Story of Poet’s Son...