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Neustadt Prize/War Poet Film/Library Book Return – Poetry News Roundup October 12th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. We also look at the film being made about a war poet and the poetry book that was returned to a library after 57 years. Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2020 An announcement was made by the US Embassy in Tirana at ...

Nobel Literature Prize Winner – Poetry News October 9th

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week takes a look at the poet who has been awarded this year's Nobel prize for literature. Nobel Prize for Literature Winner This year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature has been named as Louise Gluck the US poet. The Swedish Academy said that Gluck has been recognised for her for "her unmistakable poetic voice, that with ...

Robertson’s Retirement/Bards In The Bog – Poetry News Roundup October 8th

 

Today, we take a look at the publisher and pet who is leaving Jonathan Cape. We also look at the poetry initiative to put poems back in public toilets in the Shetlands. Robin Robertson to Retire from Jonathan Cape The associate publisher of Jonathan Cape, Robin Robertson, has announced that he will be retiring from the position after 27 years. During his lengthy career at ...

Poet’s Tomb Unearthed/Nobel Literature Prize Names – Poetry News Roundup October 7th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the poet's tomb that has been unearthed in Greece and the names that may be in contention for this years Nobel prize for literature. Memorial Tomb Unearthed in Southern Mesin The ancient city of Soli Pompeipolis in the Mezitli district of the Southern Mersin province is currently in the midst of an ongoing excavation project. ...

Lana Del Rey’s Reading/Tempest’s New Book – Poetry News Roundup October 6th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Lana Del Rey’s poetry reading and the latest book written by Kae Tempest. Singer Criticised for Appearance at Poetry Reading Over the weekend, the singer Lana Del Rey appeared at a signing for her poetry book at a bookstore in Los Angeles. Del Rey was at the Barnes and Noble store to read extracts ...

Derek Mahon Passes Away – Poetry News October 5th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the life of Derek Mahon who has died age 78. Derek Mahon the Belfast Born Poet Dies Aged 78 Derek Mahon, a poet born in Belfast, has passed away at his home in Kinsale on the Southern coast of Ireland following a short illness. He was 78. Mahon was a writer with ...

Poetry Day Celebrations/James McCash Award – Poetry News Roundup October 2nd

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week looks at some of this year’s National Poetry Day celebrations and the winner of this year’s James McCash poetry award. Wordsworth Lines Chosen by Charles to Mark National Poetry Day Yesterday marked National Poetry Day and the annual event was marked with a special event that featured the poet laureate Simon Armitage, the author and poet ...

Emyr Humphreys Passes Away/Liberian Poet’s Award – Poetry News Roundup October 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the death of Emyr Humphreys and we have the Liberian poet who has won a prestigious international award. Emyr Humphreys Dies At 101 Described as one of the greatest cultural heroes of Wales, the poet and novelist Emyr Humphreys has sadly passed away, aged 101. He died at his home, which is in Llanfairpwll. During his lengthy ...

Herrera Collection/Zoom With Nagra/Sonnets For Scams – Poetry News Roundup September 30th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look a Juan Felipe Herrera’s new poetry collection, the zoom poetry session with Daljit Nagra and the Sonnets for Scams project. New Poetry Collection Paints Portrait of America Juan Felipe Herrera, the former US poet laureate, has just released his latest collection of poetry “Every Day We Get More Legal”. The collection is full ...

Spanish Poet Tribute/UAE Poet’s Travel Ban/Egyptian Poet’s Archive AcQuisition – Poetry News Roundup September 29th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the tribute to a Spanish poet, the poet who has been banned from travelling and an archive that has been donated to a library. Two Month Tribute Paid to Anti-Franco Poet A two-month event is to be staged in Orihuela in Spain, to commemorate the poet Miguel Hernandez. The event, which will take place ...