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Leeds Poetry Centre Funding/Laureate’s National Park Project – Poetry News Roundup March 11th

 

This week on My Poetic Side we look at the funding boost for the National Poetry Centre and the US Poet Laureate's National Parks project. £5m Funding Boost for Leeds National Poetry Centre Plans for the first national poetry headquarters in West Yorkshire are well underway, following a boost in funds of £5m from the government. This is the first such headquarters in the ...

Taylor Swift’s Poetry Connection/Erotic Poetry From Recipes – Poetry News Roundup March 6th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we take a look at Taylor Swift's famous connection and how recipes can become erotic poetry. Taylor Swift’s Famous Ancestor Ancestry, the genealogy company have been doing a little bit of digging into the family tree of pop sensation Taylor Swift and have revealed that she is related to Emily Dickinson, the 19th century American poet. One ...

Pennie’s Bestseller/Longfellow Festival/Inspiration For McNish – Poetry News Roundup March 4th

 

We begin the week on My Poetic Side with articles about Len Pennie’s poetry collection, the Longfellow Days Festival and what inspires Hollie McNish. Instant Bestseller Poetry Collection for Len Pennie Scots poet Len Pennie, who through her Scots Word of the Day which appeared on social media, has helped to popularise the Scots language has seen her debut poetry collection shoot to the ...

Dante Reconstructed – Poetry News February 28th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you an interesting  article about a 3D reconstruction of the poet Dante. Dante Face Reconstructed For The First Time For years, fans of the poet Dante have been able to see a very clear depiction of his description of hell, whilst an accurate image of the man himself has been something of  a mystery, with many ...

Bernard Kops Dies/Poetry Donation To Cambridge University – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

 

We begin the week with an article about the death of the poet Bernard Kops. We also take a look at a collection of poetry donated to Cambridge University Library. Bernard Kops, Poet and Playwright Dies Aged 97 The playwright/poet Bernard Kops has died at the age of 197. He was surrounded by his loved ones including his wife, Erica. During his lengthy career, he ...

Poets In Partnership/ Pablo Neruda Probe / Well Overdue Book – Poetry News Roundup February 22nd

 

Today My Poetic Side brings you Poets in Partnership, the reopening of the case into the death of Pablo Neruda and an overdue library book! Poets in Partnership The poet Daljit Nagra is currently undertaking a quest to find the best highlights from the last 90 years of poetry archives from the BBC. For the month of March, the poet has selected a number of ...

Shakespeare Celebration/Welsh Poetry Trust Gift/Jnanpth Award – Poetry News Roundup February 19th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we take a look at the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s first folio, the trust gifting Welsh Poetry and the winners of the 2023 Jnanpith Award. The Dames, and a Queen Celebrating Shakespeare A dozen dames joined Queen Camilla last week, in one of the most illustrious, star studded line-ups of female acting talent that Britain has ...

Thomas Robinson Prize/Arctic Monkey’s Fan Poetry/ Su Dongpo Celebrated – Poetry News Roundup February 14th

 

Today’s poetry news round up takes a look at the Thomas Robinson Prize, the poet who wants to give a poem to the Arctic Monkeys and the interest in Su Dongpo. Rita Dove to be Awarded Thomas Robinson Prize Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies has announced that it will be awarding this year’s Thomas Robinson ...

CliPPA Award Judge Announced/Byron’s Biography – Poetry News Roundup February 12th

 

We begin the week on My Poetic Side with a look at the judging panel for this year’s CLiPPA Award. We also take a look at a new biography of the poet Lord Byron. Poetry Award Chair of Judging Panel Announced The poet Liz Berry has been announced as the chair of this year's judging panel for the Centre for ...

Wallace Stevens Program/American Poetry Academy’s Donation/Ledbury Poetry Head Change – Poetry News Roundup February 7th

 

Today’s poetry news round up takes a look at the 58th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program, the largest ever donation to the Academy of American Poetry and a change at the helm of Ledbury Poetry. 58th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program The poet Terrance Hayes, a National Book Award winner and MacArthur “Genius,” will be visiting UConn in March for the 58th ...