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Poet Passes Away/Burns Documentary – Poetry News Roundup January 27th

 

Today we look at the Guinness World Record poet who has died aged 63 and a documentary on Robert Burns. Rehan Azmi – Guinness World Record Holding Poet Passes Away Twitter and the world are mourning the sad passing of Dr Rehan Azmi who has died at the age of 63. The poet, who lived in Karachi was reported to have been hospitalised recently ...

TS Eliot Prize 2021 Winner Announced – Poetry News January 26th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at Bhanu Kapil the winner of this year's TS Eliot Prize for poetry. TS Eliot Prize Winner Announced for 2021 The British-Indian writer and poet Bhanu Kapil has been announced as this year’s winner of the TS Eliot Poetry Prize. The prize has been awarded for her work “How to Wash a Heart” which has ...

Burns Night – Poetry News Roundup January 25th

 

We begin the week with a look at two articles about Robert Burns as the world gets ready to celebrate a virtual Burns Night. New Book on Scotland’s Bard Released Today marks Burns Night, the annual event where people come together to celebrate Robert Burns, his life and his poetry. Of course, this year events will look a little different due to the lockdown ...

Goodbye To Chaucer/Makar Discusses Racism – Poetry News Roundup January 22nd

 

Today's poetry news round up looks at the removal of Chaucer from the university syllabus and the racism struggles of the Scottish Makar. Goodbye Chaucer There are few who will not have heard the name Geoffrey Chaucer, the poet and author who penned the likes of Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales. However, universities all over the country are set to axe ...

Burns Inspired Song/Poet Shines At Inauguration – Poetry News Roundup January 21st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the song inspired by Robert Burns poem and the poet who wowed an audience at the presidential inauguration. Burns Inspired Song Released Kate Reid, a Scottish singer/songwriter has released a song inspired by her love of the songs and poetry of Robert Burns, the Scottish Bard. “The Banks o’Cree” is her first single and ...

Poetry Collection Release/Poet In Prison/Plough Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup January 20th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at a new collection of poetry and music, a poet in prison and the Plough Poetry Prize. Marianne Faithfull Set to Release New Poetry and Music Collection In a recent interview about her new poetry and music collection, the artist Marianne Faithfull revealed that she was hospitalised in March 2020 with Covid-19, and almost died. Faithfull who ...

New Laureate For San Francisco/Maya Angelou Doll – Poetry News Roundup January 19th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the new San Francisco poet Laureate and the Dr Maya Angelou doll. San Francisco Appoints New Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin has been appointed as the eighth poet laureate for San Francisco. Born in San Francisco he is a writer, a poet, an organiser and an educator who has spent much of his time working around the ...

Biden’s Inaugural Poet Chosen – Poetry News January 18th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at Joe Biden’s choice for Inaugural poet. Antonia Gorman To Be Inaugural Poet The poet Antonia Gorman says that the Biden inaugural committee contacted her late last month to ask her to be the inaugural poet at the ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday this week, during which the Biden and ...

President-elect’s Potential Poet/Cerys Matthews’ Album – Poetry News Roundup January 15h

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week looks at a possible inaugural poet for President-elect Joe Biden and Cerys Matthews’ Poetry Album. Support Increases for Dominican-American Poet to be Named as Inaugural Poet for Biden Last month a letter appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books in which President-elect, Joe Biden, was called on to consider Rhina Espaillat the Dominican-American poet as ...

Poet’s Cottage For Sale/Greek Monument For Poet – Poetry News Roundup January 14th

 

In today's poetry news round-up we take a look at the Nottinghamshire cottage with poetry links that has just come onto the market. We also look at the house in Greece that is to be declared a monument to a poet. Cottage with Links to Poet for Sale A Grade II listed cottage that is located in Nottinghamshire has gone on the market for ...