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Forgotten Female Writers Remembered/Mirza Ghalib Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup December 28th

 

Our final poetry news round of the week here on My Poetic Side takes a look at the EU grant helping researchers to remember the forgotten female writers. we also look at the commemorations planned for the 221st birth anniversary of Mirza Ghalib. Forgotten Female Writers and The EU Grant A new grant from the EU is helping Carme Font Paz, a Spanish Academic ...

Amherst Mural/Turkish Poet’s Anniversary/Poetry in Motion – Poetry News Roundup December 27th

 

Today’s poetry news round up takes a look at a mural in Amherst, the 82nd anniversary of the death of the national poet of Turkey, and the Poetry in Motion competition. New Downtown Building in Amherst to get Mural A Cambridge artist is planning his next work, which he hopes to be able to undertake in the spring. It won’t be something new, but rather ...

Christmas Annual/Bengali Poet Passes Away/Lemm Sissay’s Christmas Fayre – Poetry News Roundup December 26th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we take a look at the traditional Christmas Annual. We also have an article about the death of a Bengali poet, and finally, Lemm Sissay’s Christmas dinners. The Christmas Annual For many people celebrating Christmas, the presents under the tree simply are not complete if there is not an annual under there. This is true whether they ...

Queen’s Christmas Message/Christmas Poems – Poetry News Roundup December 25th

 

Our Christmas Day poetry news roundup looks at the origin of the Queen's Christmas message, and also the possibility that one of the most famous English language Christmas Poems was in fact not written by the poet it has been attributed to for almost 200 years. The Queen's Christmas Day Message For many families, listening to the Queen's Christmas Day message on the television plays an important part of their Christmas Day ...

Tom Leonard Passes Away/T.S.Eliot Wrote to Laurie Lee – Poetry News Roundup December 24th

 

Today’s poetry news round up brings the sad news of the death of the Scottish poet Tom Leonard. We also take a look at correspondence from T.S. Eliot which was written to Laurie Lee. Tom Leonard, Scottish Poet Passes Away Aged 74 The poet who is often referred to as the “giant” of Scottish Literature has passed away at the age of 74. Tom Leonard ...

Rumi Commemorated/ Works to Enter Public Domain – Poetry News Roundup December 21st

 

Our final news round up of the week looks at the annual commemorations of the poet Rumi. We also look at the first works to enter the public domain in the US in over 20 years. Rumi Commemorated in Turkey The mystic poet Meylana Jala ad-Din, who is more commonly known as Rumi, died 745 years ago, but in Turkey they still commemorate ...

Gold Medal Awarded/F1 Haikus – Poetry News Roundup December 20th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at the recipient of this years Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the Haikus of the F1 racing driver. Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry Recipient 2018 Named A professor of poetry from Leeds University, Simon Armitage, has been named as the latest recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. The former probation officer writes about everyday ...

Walker Comes Under Fire/Did Shooting Influence Poetry? – Poetry News Roundup December 19th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Alice Walker, who has come under fire for her mention of an antisemitic book. We also look at the possible influence of the Gibraltar shooting on the poetry of Seamus Heaney. Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Under Fire for Praising “Antisemitic” Book Former Pulitzer Prize winner and award-winning poet Alice Walker has come under ...

Meng Lang Passes Away/French Literature Fetches High Price – Poetry News Roundup December 18th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we bring you the sad news of the death of the poet Meng Lang. We also have a short article about a piece of French literature that has fetched the greatest price at auction. Poet Who Promoted Dissident Chinese Writers Dies Aged 57 The poet Meng Lang, who was responsible for the promotion of the Nobel Peace Prize ...

Rightmove Mansion/Plath Poem Purchase – Poetry News Roundup December 17th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet’s former mansion proving to be a big hit on Rightmove. We also have an article about the purchase of a rare Sylvia Plath poem. Poets Former Home Most Viewed Property on Rightmove Rightmove, the property site, has created a list of their 2018 most viewed properties. Their data gurus ...