Recent posts

Matthew Sweeney/National Poetry Day/Yu Xiuhua – Poetry News Roundup August 6th

 

In today’s poetry news round up, we take a look at the life and work of Matthew Sweeney, recommendations for National Poetry Day, and an amazing story of a village woman’s poetry going viral in China… Matthew Sweeney passes away age 66 Today, tributes have been pouring in for Co Donegal-born poet, Matthew Sweeney, who died aged 66. A prolific writer, he had suffered ...

Poetry Quote for Memorial/Apology for Poem – Poetry News Roundup August 3rd

 

In our final poetry round-up of the week, we look at the poll to choose a poetry quote for a war memorial and the publication that has been forced to apologise for a poem it published in mid-July. Public Asked to Help Choose Poetry Quote for Monument Members of the public are being asked to choose between six quotations from works by Scottish war ...

El-Beheiri Verdict/ National Student Poets – Poetry News Roundup August 2nd

 

Today in our poetry news round up we bring you the verdict in the case of the Egyptian poet Galal el-Beheiri. We also take a look at an article about the five young American students who have been chosen to be the next National Student Poets. 3 Year Jail Term for Egyptian Poet Yesterday we brought you the news that poet Dareen Tatour had ...

Tatour Sentence/Dorothea Mackellar Award/Clown as Laureate – Poetry News Roundup August 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side bring you the news that Dareen Tatour has finally been sentenced, we look at this years Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards and last but not least the clown who has become a “poet laureate”. Dareen Tatour Sentenced A sentence has now been passed in the case of Dareen Tatour, the poet who was arrested in 2015, following several posts she made ...

Thoor Ballylee/Poet is awarded Fellowship at Kings – Poetry News Roundup July 31st

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at Thoor Ballylee, the former home of WB Yeats and the mission to preserve it. We also look at the poet and astronaut awarded an honorary fellowship by Kings College London. Protect Thoor Ballylee! [caption id="attachment_12857" align="alignright" width="300"] The Yeats Tower - Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy 29/11/'02[/caption] Roy Foster, an internationally ...

Burns’ Flavour – Emirati Poet Honoured – Poetry News Roundup July 30th

 

We begin our week here at My Poetic Side with a look at some interesting work researching the ink used by Robert Burns. We also have a short article about legendary Emirati poet Ousha bint Khalifa Al Suwaidi who passed away last week. Adding Flavour to the Poetry of Robert Burns If you ever wondered what some of the great poets used to write ...

Ko Un/Sylvia Plath – Poetry News Roundup July 27th

 

Once again, we have reached the end of the week. Today we look at articles about the Ko Un, the poet from South Korea, and the Australasian premiere of a stage play about Sylvia Plath. South Korean Poet Fights Back Ko Un the poet from South Korea who was accused of actioning sexual harassment earlier this year – an accusation that had implications for ...

Canada’s Walk of Fame/What Makes Great Poetry/Bronte Post Box – Poetry News Roundup July 26th

 

Today here on My Poetic Side we take a look at this year’s inductees onto the Canadian Walk of Fame, we also take a brief look at a study conducted to find out what makes good poetry and finally the Bronte post-box. Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees for 2018 Announced The Walk of Fame in Canada is now entering its 20thyear, and they have ...

Invictus Poem/Tour de France/Man Booker Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 25th

 

Today in our news roundup we take a look at the new advert for the Invictus Games, poetry in the Tour de France and finally the long list for this year’s Man Booker prize. Prince Harry Contributes to Advert A cause that is very close to his heart, Prince Harry recently took part in an advert for the 2018 Invictus Games that will take ...

William Wordsworth Home/Byron Ring/Alan Spence – Poetry News Roundup July 24th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we have articles about the former home of William Wordsworth which is up for sale, the Byron ring which sold at auction and the Scottish Haiku poet Alan Spence. Former Home of William Wordsworth Goes Up for Sale If you have a spare £2 million hanging around, then this Somerset manor house could be just what you are ...