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Howl Draft Found/Globe Reopens With Ovid Play – Poetry News Roundup March 29th

 

We begin the week with a look at articles about a poem that birthed a poetry renaissance, and the new play based on the works of Ovid that will be performed when The Globe reopens. Draft Copy of Howl Found An early draft copy of the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg has been found. This seminal poem gives an insight into how the ...

Blue Plaque Application/Pope’s Dante Celebration/Japanese New Year Poetry – Poetry News Roundup March 26th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week looks at an application for blue plaques which has been withdrawn, the Pope’s celebration of Dante and the Japanese New Year Poetry Ceremony. Blue Plaques Plan Withdrawn Gresham School in Norfolk, which can cost parents up to £36,000 a year for their children’s education has withdrawn their plans for 25 blue plaques. The plaques which were ...

Dante Day/Bringing The Culture Of Russia To Korea – Poetry News Roundup March 25th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you Dante Day and a Russian, Korean Cultural exchange programme. Dante Day Today Italy will be celebrating Dante Day, for the second time under the cloud of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year it is the 700th anniversary of the death of the poet Dante Alighieri who was the author of the Divine Comedy. Referred ...

Kaur Reading Divides Fans/Greece Honours Philhellenism – Poetry News Roundup March 24th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at a poetry reading by Rupi Kaur and the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the War of Independence in Greece. Poetry Reading on TikTok Leaves Rupi Kaur Fans Divided Rupi Kaur, the Canadian poet who shot to fame on Instagram posted a video online of a reading of one of her poems and it was met ...

Zagajewski Passes Away – Poetry News March 23rd

 

Adam Zagajewski, the Acclaimed Polish Poet, Dies Aged 75 The Polish poet Adam Zagajewski who penned the poem that symbolised what the world felt at the events that occurred on 11th September has died at the age of 75. It was confirmed that the poet died at his home in Krakow on Sunday, World Poetry Day. No cause of death was offered. When Zagajewski’s poem “Try ...

Poetry In Space/Poet’s Former Home Plans/Homer Meets Homer – Poetry News Roundup March 22nd

 

Today we take a look at poetry in space, the plans for the former home of a poet and the unusual statue which combines a cartoon with a poet. Poetry in Space A Zoom call recently took place between a cosmonaut on the International Space Station (ISS) and a professor at the University of York. The subject was poetry, in particular the works of ...

inVERSE Film Series/Poetry On Landmarks/Manchester Poetry Library’s Celebrations – Poetry News Roundup March 19th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at some of the things planned for UNESCO’s World Poetry Day on 21st March. inVERSE Film Series Launched for World Poetry Day March 21st marks World Poetry Day and Jack Jewers, the award-winning filmmaker will be celebrating with the launch of “inVERSE”, his reimagined collection of 5 of the oldest poems the world ...

Vuong To Headline Poetry Event/Pushkin In Hanoi/Banksy Work Vandalised – Poetry News Roundup March 18th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Ocean Vuong and a virtual event he is taking part in, the Vietnamese statue of Pushkin and graffiti on Banksy’s “Oscar Wilde” art. Ocean Vuong to Headline Pittsburgh Event Virtually In 2018, the poet and writer Ocean Vuong burst onto the literary scene when he picked up the TS Eliot prize for “Night ...

Kay Ends Tenure/Winchester Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup March 17th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we look at Jackie Kay’s time as Scottish Makar and the Winchester Poetry Festival which has opened for 2021. Jackie Kay Ends Tenure In 2016, Jackie Kay took over the role of Makar, the Scottish National Poet, from Liz Lochhead. Now her five-year tenure has come to an end, but the Scottish Parliament has yet to announce a replacement. The ...

Poet In Prison/Humanities Award/OCM Bocas Award – Poetry News Roundup March 16th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the poet who has spent the last 28 years in prison, the poet being given a Humanities Award and the longlist for the OCM Bocas Award. I am still 22 This year marks the 28th year that the poet Ilhan Sami Çomak will have spent in prison. Last year on the occasion of his birthday he ...