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Irish Times/Sylvia Plath/War Poetry in Scotland – Poetry News Roundup March 26th

 

Our first poetry new round-up of the week takes a look at the winner of this years Irish Times poetry Now Award. We also have an article about an auction of Sylvia Plath's belongings, and a planned tribute in Scotland to some great war poets. Irish Times Award Winner Named Co. Down based poet Leontia Flynn has been named as the winner of this ...

US School named after poet/Tibetan poet released/Tracy K Smith serves 2nd term – Poetry News Roundup March 23th

 

Our final news round-up of the week here at My Poetic Side brings you the story of a school in America that is to be named after the country’s first published poet. We also have an article about a Tibetan poet who has been released from prison and the news that it has been confirmed that Tracy K Smith the United States poet laureate will be serving a second term. School ...

UNESCO/Professor of poetry – Poetry News Roundup March 22nd

 

In today’s poetry news roundup we take a look at the work of UNESCO and their project to save minority types of poetry, we also have an article relating to why Philip Larkin repeatedly turned down the position of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. UNESCO Celebrates World Poetry Day Yesterday was the World's Poetry Day. The celebration launched by UNESCO in 1999 to ...

TV Drama Plagiarism/National Poetry Month/Leeds Lieder Poetry – Poetry News Roundup March 21st

 

Today's poetry news roundup takes a look at the TV drama accused of plagiarism, National Poetry Month in the US and more poetry that will be set to music for the Leeds Lieder Festival Poet Accuses TV Drama of Stealing Lines from His Poetry The poet Lee Hwon has called out the producers of “Should We Kiss First” on SBS in South Korea of ...

Walt Whitman/Protest Poet/Poetry Removal from Curriculum – Poetry News Roundup March 20th

 

In today’s poetry roundup we bring you Slovak musicians putting the poetry of Walt Whitman to music, a poet who has been fined for a protest during an election and finally a poet who has demanded his poetry be removed from the curriculum. When Music and Poetry Meet A Slovak musical project has chosen to combine the works of the American poet Walt ...

Florida Book Awards/Ledbury Poetry Festival/Irish Rugby – Poetry News Roundup March 19th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with three stories. The first takes a look at the 2917 Florida Book Awards, the second the 2018 Ledbury Poetry Festival, and finally, we take a quick look at the poet inspiring the Irish Rugby team with a poem. 2017 Florida Book Awards The winner of the 12th annual Florida Book Awards have just been announced. The award has been given for books ...

Barbados Laureate/Brunel Poetry Prize/Sandor Petofi – Poetry News Roundup March 16th

 

Our final poetry news-round up of the weeks brings us the first poet laureate for Barbados, the shortlist for the 201 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and finally takes a look at a new exhibition dedicated to Sandor Petofi which is opening in Baku. First Poet Laureate for Barbados Earlier this week Barbados confirmed their choice for their first Poet Laureate as Esther Phillips. ...

Musician turns to poetry/Máirtín Ó Direáin – Poetry News Roundup March 15th

 

In this poetry roundup, we look at the musician who turned to poetry to help get his message across and we also have an article about a new exhibition in Galway about the life of the poet Máirtín Ó Direáin. Musician Recites Poet in Protest Song Roger Water, the British musician who is the former frontman of the legendary band Pink Floyd, who is ...

Poetry to the public/Airline Poet/Wilfred Owen – Poetry News Roundup March 14th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we bring you three stories the first about a poet who is bringing poetry to the public, on the buses, the second about a passenger who reached out to an airline via poetry on social media and finally a commemoration to the poet Wilfred Owen that will be opening in Birkenhead. Poetry on the Buses Customers travelling on Stagecoach ...