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Heaney Lecture/Poet Removed from Mural/Chinese Poetry Flashmobs – Poetry News Roundup September 30th

 

We begin the week with a look at the inaugural Seamus Heaney lecture which will be taking place on 17th October. We also have an article about the muralist who has been asked to remove a poet from his latest piece of work, and finally the Chinese poetry flash mobs. Seamus Heaney Lecture to Take Place at University of Liverpool...

Forward Poetry Prize Nominee/McGough’s New Anthology – Poetry News Roundup September 27th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week looks at the Forward poetry prize and the poet Roger McGough and his new poetry anthology. Poet from Northern Ireland Shortlisted for Top Prize A poet from Northern Ireland, who has a rather unusual inspiration for his work, has been announced as one of the ...

Nasimi Exhibition/Protests for Sach Prize/ Poet Turns 101 – Poetry News Roundup September 25th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we have articles about the Nasimi Exhibition in a carpet museum, the authors protesting the decisions made on the Nelly Sachs Prize and the poet who turned 101. Nasimi Exhibition at Carpet Museum The second Nasimi Festival of Poetry will be taking place on 28th September. As ...

Bonnie & Clyde Auction/Korean Poet’s Translation/Colorado Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup September 24th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the Bonnie and Clyde auction, a Korean poet's book published in English, and a short story about the new Poet Laureate of Colorado. Bonnie and Clyde Memorabilia at Auction Earlier this year we brought you the story of an auction of memorabilia relating to ...

Cohen’s Anniversary – Poetry News September 23rd

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at a couple of articles about the late songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, on the occasion of the anniversary of his birth. Leonard Cohen Honoured with Postage Stamp The late singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen was honoured ...

National Book Award Longlist/US Poet’s Mural/Shange’s Choreopoem Returns to Stage – Poetry News Roundup September 20th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the poetry longlist for the 2019 National Book Awards. We also look at the mural of a US poet and the return to the stage of the choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. Longlist for 2019 National Book Awards This week saw the ...

Nelly Sachs Prize Rescinded/Graeme Gibson Passes Away/Cancer Campaign Inspired by Poet -Poetry News Roundup September 19th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the rescinding of the award for this year's Nelly Sachs Prize. We also have the sad news that Graeme Gibson has died at 85 and the Turkish tower taking part in a cancer awareness campaign inspired by a poet. Literary Prize Rescinded for Kamila Shamsie...

Milton’s Messages/Cardinal Newman’s Ceremony/Quang Dung Manuscript – Poetry News Roundup September 18th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at another story about John Milton. We also have a brief article about Cardinal Newman, and finally the posthumous manuscript for Quang Dung. Hidden Message Found in Epic Poem John Milton, the English poet, who penned the famous epic poem “Paradise Lost” in the ...