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Poet’s Sculptures Confuse Residents/Morisaki Passes Away/Talinn Poetry Trail – Poetry News Roundup June 22nd

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at some giant sculptures in Knowsley, the death of Kazue Morisaki and a poetry trail in Tallinn. Residents Confused by Giant Sculptures Based on Poet's Work All across the borough of Knowsley, residents are confused by a number of giant sculptures that have popped up almost overnight. The art installations are key ...

Costa Award Scrapped/Wordsworth Celebration/ US Poet’s Inspiration Sold – Poetry News Roundup June 20th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we look at the scrapping of the Costa Book Award, the finale of the celebrations for Dorothy Wordsworth and the house that inspired a poem. Costa Book Award Scrapped A sudden announcement by the Coffee company, Costa, has sent sparks of disappointment rippling across the book industry. After a very successful 50 years the Costa ...

Poet Exam/Stevenson Grant/Poet’s Tomb Unveiled – Poetry News Roundup 15th June

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the poets who appeared on an exam paper, the grant to research Robert Louis Stevenson and the unveiling of a poet's tomb. Adrienne Rich Makes Exam Paper Appearance For students in Ireland sitting their leaving certificate this year the appearance of questions about Adrienne Rich, the feminist poet was greeted with ...

Shakespeare’s Folio Up For Auction/Alga Named In Tribute To Poet – Poetry News Roundup June 13th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio which will be going up for auction and the Alga which has been named after a poet. Up For Auction – Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio One of less than 20 that is still owned by a private collector, a copy of William Shakespeare’s First ...

Southern Fried Poetry Slam Louisville tournament/Kapur Tackles Censorship – Poetry News Roundup June 8th

 

Today, our round-up looks at the Southern Fried Poetry Slam's Louisville tournament, and Rupi Kapur's attempt to tackle censorship. Southern Fried Poetry Slam This week will see the arrival of a major spoken work tournament, the Southern Fried Poetry Slam, which will be arriving in Louisville. This year will be the 30th annual competition and it will run from today until ...

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee/Vocalist Reworks Yeats/Lamming Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup June 6th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we take a look at the poem for the Queen’s platinum jubilee, the vocalist inspired by W.B Yeats and the death of George Lamming. Queenhood No matter where you are in the world you would have been hard pushed not to have heard at least something about the Platinum Jubilee, and the four days of ...

Scotland’s Representative At The World Slam Finals/Highland Book Winner/Abu Dhabi’s Poetry Prize Launched – Poetry News Roundup June 1st

 

Today's poetry news roundup looks at the Scot who is off to the World Slam poetry finals, the winner of the Highland Book Prize and a new Arabic poetry award. Poet From the Highlands Qualifies for World Slam Poetry Slam Finals The World Slam Poetry Slam Finals will be taking place in Paris this year with poets from all over ...

Lorde’s Way/Whitman Films Premiere In Bolton/Reading Gaol Campaign – Poetry News Roundup May 30th

 

Today My Poetic Side looks at the street named after Audre Lorde, the Walt Whitman films and the poetry recording to help save Reading Gaol. Audre Lorde, Warrior Poet, Given Her “Way” 30 years after her death Audre Lorde, who described herself as “Black, lesbian, mother, and warrior poet” has been honoured by the city of New York. The ...

University Acquires Hughes Collection/Punk Poet Honoured – Poetry News Roundup May 25th

 

Today's poetry news roundup looks at the Ted Hughes collection acquired by the University of Huddersfield and the Legion D’Honneur awarded to Patti Smith. Major Ted Hughes Collection Acquired by University A rather unique collection of valuable and rare items linked to Ted Hughes, the former poet laureate, has been acquired for the University of Huddersfield. Described by ...