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Poet’s Story Inspires Music/US Laureate Delivers Lecture – Poetry News Roundup September 3rd

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with the story of a poem that has inspired a piece of music for the St Asaph Music Festival. We also have an article about Tracy K. Smith, the U.S Poet Laureate who will be delivering a lecture this week at St Mary’s College, Notre Dame. Highlight of St Asaph Music Festival Inspire by Story of Poet’s Son...

Hughes Festival/Burns’ Plaque/The Book that Wasn’t – Poetry News Roundup August 31st

 

Our last roundup of the week looks at the Ted Hughes Festival, the renovation work on a Robert Burns' Plaque and the poetry book that wasn’t. Ted Hughes Festival The fourth annual Ted Hughes festival will be taking place from 7thto 9th September in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, UK. This year the festival will take on a thoroughly modern theme with the more “traditional poets” ...

Poetry Fellowships/Murder Mystery Poetry/Seamus Heaney Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup August 30th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we have several different articles for you. We take a brief look at this year's Ruth Lily and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, we have a poetry book inspired by an unsolved murder mystery and the events planned on the fifth anniversary of the death of Seamus Heaney. Five Fellowships for Young Poets Earlier this week the Poetry Foundation ...

Awards Galore/ Dead Poet’s Society – Poetry News Roundup August 29th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at a couple of awards, the Wallace Stevens Award and the Appalachian Writers Association book of the year award. We also take a look at the founder of the Dead Poets Society of America whose last wish has finally been granted. Winner of The Wallace Stevens Award Announced The Academy of American poets made ...

Lost Garden Poetry/Gaelic Poetry/Gaudy Boy Winner – Poetry News Roundup August 28th

 

Today's poetry roundup looks at the lost garden linked to the poet Alexander Pope, a Gaelic language archive which includes poetry that is to be made available to the public and the winner of this year’s Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Award. Poet Linked to Lost Garden Landscape historian Emily Parker was pouring over one of the manuscripts of the poet Alexander Pope kept at ...

Sylvia Plath’s Letters/Kazi Nazrul Islam Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup August 27th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with a look at the Sylvia Plath letters which are due to be published shortly and have caused some consternation with the estate of Ted Hughes. We also look at the commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the death of the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Sylvia Plath Letters “Absurd” Claim Ted Hughes Estate The estate ...

Unpublished Haiku/First Poet Laureate of Boston Dies/New Award Launched – Poetry News Roundup August 24th

 

  Our final poetry round-up of the week looks at an recent haiku discovery, the death of Boston’s first poet laureate and the launch of a new award by the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society. Unpublished Haiku by Renowned Poet Discovered A rather exciting discovery has been made in Japan. The notebooks of the Haiku master Masaoka Shiki, who lived from 1867 to 1902, have ...

Edwin Morgan Award/Collins Reading/Ko Un – Poetry News Roundup August 23rd

 

Today's roundup brings you the winner of this years Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. We have an article about a poetry reading with Billy Collins and the latest news in the Ko Un sexual harassment case. Roseanne Watt Wins Prestigious Poetry Award The third annual Edwin Morgan Poetry Award has been won by the Isles songwriter, musician and poet Roseanne Watt. The prestigious award which has ...

Little Verse Book/Marvel Poets – Poetry News Roundup August 22nd

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at the pocket-sized book of verse that has been published for new teachers in Scotland. We also take a look at the poets who write for Marvel. Scottish Teachers Offered New Poetry Book As children in England still have a few weeks of their summer holidays left their contemporaries in Scotland are returning to school ...

Supermarket Poet/Walt Whitman – Poetry News Roundup August 21st

 

Todays poetry round up takes a look at the poet who takes his inspiration from supermarkets and a new book of Walt Whitman poetry that will be published next year. The Supermarket Poet 26-year-old poet Samuel Lee lives in Singapore finds the inspiration for his poetry in a rather unusual day-to-day place, and it has proved to be a great inspiration as he published ...