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Foyle Winner/Poet’s Survey – Poetry News Roundup October 10th

 

In today's poetry round up, we look at the talented young poet who is a winner of the Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award. We also have an interesting survey that asked young people to name their favourite poet. 16-Year-Old Named One of the 15 Best Young Poets Worldwide Mathilda Armiger, a 16-year-old from Norwich, has been named as one of this year's ...

Pam Ayres/Poet’s Place Names/Smith’s Podcast – Poetry News Roundup October 9th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Pam Ayres at the Henley Literary Festival, the survey looking at poet related place names and Tracy K. Smith’s latest podcast. Pam Ayres Delights Audience Taking part in the Henley Literary Festival, Pam Ayres delighted a “sell-out” audience of more than 300 people. Even though she was suffering with a heavy cold, Ayres opened ...

Unpublished Eliot Letter/Overdue Library Book/Iranian Poet Elected – Poetry News Roundup October 8th

 

We begin the week with a look at an unpublished letter from T.S Eliot. We also have a story about a rather overdue library book, and finally, the Iranian poet elected to the Nobel Literature committee following the recent scandal. A Surprising Side to T.S Eliot Previously unpublished letters by the poet T.S Eliot, that were only ever intended to be read by ...

Army Courses for Prospective Poets/Armistice Centenary/Whisky Distillery Poetry Competition – Poetry News Roundup October 5th

 

We end the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poetry course for army offices, a new poem that has been created for the Armistice Centenary and finally a Whiskey Distillery poetry competition Army Teaches Poetry for Helping with Combat Decisions The British Army has been teaching poetry to soldiers to help them when faced with combat situations. They believe ...

Sonia Sanchez Honoured/Angelou Statue/Governer General’s Award – Poetry News Roundup October 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you articles about an event honouring Sonia Sanchez, a statue of Maya Angelou planned for the city of San Francisco and the finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Sonia Sanchez Honoured by Event Sonia Sanchez, the Germantown poet who was the first poet laureate of Philadelphia, was recently awarded the Wallace Stevens $100,000 lifetime ...

Poetry Slam Controversy/Poet Turns Translator/Sheffield’s Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup October 3rd

 

Today we bring you a varied selection of news articles. We begin with a row over a poetry slam entry, we also take a look at the poet who has translated a popular children book in to Scots and finally, we talk about the first poet laureate for Sheffield. Poetry Slam Entry Sparks Row A racist poem entered in a poetry slam competition in ...

Matilda Meets Trump/Controversial Poem Protest/Nobel Prize Shock – Poetry News Roundup October 2nd

 

Today’s poetry news round up on My Poetic Side takes a look at Matilda 30 years on, a protest in India against a controversial poem and we take a brief look at the scandal that has rocked the Nobel prize committee and has ended in a jail term. When Matilda Met Trump Matilda, the children’s character from the Roald Dahl books has been ...

Bronte Inspires Poetry Event/Royal Backs Poetry Campaign/Kerouac Tribute – Poetry News Roundup October 1st

 

In the run up to National Poetry Day, which will take place later this week we take a look at a Bronte inspired event that will combine poetry and music. We also have a poetry campaign backed by the Duchess of Cornwall and finally a tribute to legendary Beat poet Jack Kerouac. Bronte Poetry to be Brought to Life In a historic house that ...

Poet’s Park in Disrepair/Giovanni’s talks/Leonard Cohen’s Last Week – Poetry News Roundup September 28th

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week takes a look at a park that has fallen into disrepair, Nikki Giovanni kicking of a series of talks at a college and the last works of Leonard Cohen. Junk Site all that Remains of Newport Park Linked to Famous Poet A once stunning park in the city of Newport, which was often associated with ...

Troubadour at Poetry Festival/Poetry with Coffee/Neruda Screening – Poetry News Roundup September 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the role of Troubadour that has been created for the Ledbury Poetry Festival. We also look at the coffee company giving out poetry and the screening of a film about Pablo Neruda. Wandering Troubadour Appointed for Ledbury Poetry Festival Troubadour of the Hills is the official title that has been given to Jean Atkin, ...