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Unacknowledged Debt for Poets/Caterpillar Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 30th

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week takes a look at the claims of “unacknowledged debt” made in an academic paper, and the winner of this year’s Caterpillar Poetry Prize. The Uncelebrated Poet: Amy Lowell An interesting paper, Myths, Legends and Apparitional Lesbians, written by a lecturer in English at the University of York, Dr Hannah Roche, has made claims that the work ...

Singapore Schoolgirl wins Poetry Competition/Greenock Poet Honoured/Nigerian Poet Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup November 29th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take look at the school girl from Singapore who has won the oldest poetry competition in the world, the Greenock poet who has been honoured in his home town, and the Nigerian poet who has passed away at 51. Win in World’s Oldest Poetry Competition Wins Singaporean School Girl a Trip to the Palace A 13-year-old student from ...

Latner Prize/Poet’s Bust Unveiling/Brooklyn Poetry Popup – Poetry News Roundup November 28th

 

Today in our poetry news round up, we have the winner of this years Latner Writer’s Trust Prize, a poet’s bust unveiled in Nepal and a pop-up poetry event taking place in Brooklyn this weekend. Jordan Scott, NIC Instructor, Wins National Poetry Prize This year's Latner Writer’s Trust Poetry Prize has been won by Jordan Scott, an English instructor at North Island College (NIC). The ...

Chinese Painting Sells/International Poetry Festival Cancelled/Tupac Hits Re-released – Poetry News Roundup November 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we take a look at the Chinese painting by Su Shi that sold at auction for almost $60 million. We also have an article about the 2019 International Poetry Festival in Nicaragua that has been cancelled, and finally the re-release of Tupac's greatest hits album. Chinese Painting Fetches Nearly $60 million What has been described by the auction house ...

International Airport Renamed/Sandburg Home Opening/No Burns’ Supper This Year – Poetry News Roundup November 26th

 

We begin the week with a look at the outrage caused by the plans to rename the international airport in Chile. We also have an article about the Sandburg home which will be open for Christmas this year and the decision by the Glasgow council to not hold a Burns supper this year. Outrage Over Plans to Rename Chilean Airport After Neruda We recently ...

ASU Rare Edition/Charles Dickens Portrait Found – Poetry News Roundup November 23rd

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week takes a look at the ASU’s new rare edition and the portrait of Charles Dickens that has been found after 174 years. Rare 17th Century Book Acquired for ASU Arizona State University has acquired a rather rare copy of a first-edition for its collection. The 17th century essay was penned by Sor Juana Ines ...

Underground Poetry in Hungary/Bob Hughes Award/Karl Marx – Poetry News Roundup November 22nd

 

Today, our news round up takes a look at the poetry in the Hungarian underground stations, the poet awarded the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement award and, finally, the little-known side of Karl Marx. Polish poetry in Hungary A couple of hundred posters have been put up for display on the Budapest underground. These posters feature quotes from Zbigniew Herbert, the prominent Polish poet. The poems ...

Poet honoured on 7 Arts Collection/Nasimi Bust Unveiled/No Blue Plaque for Some Pets – Poetry News Roundup November 21st

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet who will be appearing on one of the “7 Arts” collection of coins, the bust to the post Nasimi which has been unveiled in Moscow and the poets who will not be getting a blue plaque. Guillaume Apollinaire to Feature on Poetry Coin in “7 Arts” Collection In 2013, the Monnaie de Paris released ...

Spanish Literary Prize/Poetry Display/UK Laureate – Poetry News Roundup November 20th

 

Today's poetry new round up looks at Spain's top literary prize, the poetry on display at the Storyhouse in Chester and the discussions surrounding the possible candidates for the position of UK poet laureate. Top Literary Prize in Spain Awarded to 95-Year-Old Poet Ida Vitale, a 95-year-old poet, has become the fifth woman to be awarded the top literary prize in Spain. Ida who ...

Goldsmith Prize Winner/Paz Exhibition/Langerudi Honoured – Poetry News Roundup November 19th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at this year’s winner of the Goldsmith Prize. We also have an exhibition on the works of Octavio Paz which have been re-imagined and the poet Shams Langerudi who has been honoured by the University of Guilan. Goldsmith Prize 2018 Won by Scottish Poet On Wednesday last week the winner of this ...