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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, ...

Swenson House Construction Begins/Poet Helps Fundraiser/WW1 Poetry Competition for Kids – Poetry News Roundup September 26th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at a University house that is being built to honour a former alum, the poet giving his time to a fundraiser and a First World War themed poetry competition for school children. Work on House Honouring Poet Begins CHaSS, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is based at the State University in Utah, began ...

Literary Festivals/Walt Whitman Event – Poetry News Roundup September 25th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at a couple of literary festivals. We also have an article about a one-off musical event inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman. Chester Literary Festival 2018 The star names for this year’s festival which will take place from 10th November to 1st December have been announced. The event which will be taking place in Storyhouse ...

Wilfred Owen/Nasimi Festival/Poets in Space – Poetry News Roundup September 24th

 

We start the week on My Poetic Side with an article about Wilfred Owen. We also take a look at the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts and Spirituality, and finally, the possibility of sending poets into space. The Wilfred Owen Map As part of Shropshire’s Wilfred Owen 100 commemorations, being held to mark the end of World War One, a map was unveiled ...

Tatour Release/Pool Named for Poet/Man Booker Prize – Poetry News Roundup September 21st

 

Our final news roundup of the week looks at the release of Dareen Tatour, a pool named for a poet that is to be renovated and the short list for the Man Booker Prize Poet Released from Prison The Arab Israeli poet Dareen Tatour, who was sentenced to 5 months in jail back in July, has been released. Tatour was originally arrested in October 2015 ...

Forward Prize Awarded/Suffrage Centenery and Fellowship for Zubel – Poetry News Roundup September 20th

 

Today's poetry news roundup covers the US Forward Prize winner, a centenary of suffrage and a fellowship for Zubel. Forward Prize 2018 Danez Smith, the US poet who was a finalist in the 2017 National Book Awards, has been awarded the Forward Prize for the best collection of poetry. Smith, who is just 29 is the youngest winner ever of this prestigious £10,000 award. His ...

Poetry Installation at Trafalgar/Plagiarism Lawsuit/Beauty Brand and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup September 19th

 

Today, we take a look at a poetry art installation in Trafalgar Square, a poet suing for plagiarism and the beauty brand who has relaunched with a series of poetry and art inspired Instagram posts. Trafalgar Square Gets New Lion A new lion, a fluorescent red one, was unveiled in London yesterday. The lion has been set up in Trafalgar Square, facing the National ...

Rubadiri passes away/ War poetry celebrated – Poetry News Roundup September 18th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the life of Professor David Rubadiri the Malawian poet and playwright. We also have another article about war poets in the run up to the centenary commemorations later this year. Malawian Poet and Playwright Passes Away Professor David Rubadiri, the Malawian diplomat, poet and playwright, has passed away at the age of 88. He had ...