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Harlem Home Receives Grant/ Children’s Laureate/The Postman to be Performed in Tehran – Poetry News Roundup July 10th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the grant given to a poet's former home, the new children’s laureate and the play based on the novel Neruda’s Postman. Harlem Home of Langston Hughes Receives Grant The brownstone in Harlem that was one the home of the poet Langston Hughes is one of ...

Marie Ponsot Passes Away – Poetry News July 8th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with the news that the poet Marie Ponsot has passed away aged 98. Marie Ponsot Dies at 98 Marie Ponsot, who was a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a poet, passed away on Friday in hospital at the age of 98. Born in Ponsot, ...

Nasimi Play/US Youth Laureate/Children’s Poetry Archive – Poetry News Roundup July 4th

 

Today on our news roundup we take a look at the play dedicated to the life of Imadaddin Nasimi, the National Youth Poet Laureate of the US and the Children’s Poetry Archive. “Dedication to Nasimi” A play in honour of Imadaddin Nasimi, the great Azerbaijani poet, on the occasion of his 650th anniversary, ...

Poet to Be Canonised – Poetry News July 2nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Blessed John Henry Newman the Catholic cardinal, theologian and poet who is to be canonised in October by the Pope. John Henry Newman to be Canonised On 13th October 2019, Pope Francis is to declare the British Cardinal, poet and theologian who lived during ...