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Ivan Vazov Anniversary/Tony Walsh’s New Project/Palin’s Reading – Poetry News Roundup July 4th

 

Today we bring you articles about the 168thanniversary of the birth of Ivan Vazov, Tony Walsh’s involvement in a new exhibition at IWM North and Michael Palin's poetry reading at Ledbury Festival. 168thAnniversary of the Birth of Ivan Vazov This week sees a variety of events and celebrations taking place in the Bulgarian city of Sopot to mark the 168thanniversary of the birth of ...

Dylan Thomas Shooting/Pushkin Monument Vandalised/Sudanese Poetry Slam – Poetry News Roundup July 3rd

 

In today’s poetry news roundup we take a look at the Dylan Thomas memorabilia that is going up for auction. We also have articles about an Alexander Pushkin monument that has been vandalised and the Sudanese Poetry Slam poet who is currently visiting the UK. Police notes on Dylan Thomas “Shooting” up for Auction Police notes relating to the “attempted murder” on 6thMarch 1945 ...

George the Poet/Casino Art/Portland’s Laureate – Poetry News Roundup July 2nd

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with articles about George the Poet and a brush with the law, a casino that will be drawing on local art sources and finally a new poet laureate for Portland. George the Poet Stopped by Police The 27-year-old performance poet, George Mpanga, also known as George the Poet took to social media over the weekend ...

Gala El-Behairy Sentence Update/Green Plaque Nominations/Bradford Literature Festival – Poetry News Roundup June 30th

 

Our final news update of the week brings an update on the sentencing of the poet Gala El-Behairy, nominations for green plaques in Leicestershire and the Bradford Literature Festival. Sentencing of Poet Postponed The poet Gala El-Behairy, who is currently imprisoned in the Tora prison in Egypt on charges of spreading false news and insulting the army, has had his sentencing date postponed. A verdict ...

2nd Prize for Belcourt/Peace Concert/Community Raises Money for Tribute – Poetry News Roundup June 28th

 

Today we bring you articles about a second poetry prize for Billy-Ray Belcourt, a Global Concert of peace and a poets violin and finally a community raising funds for a bust of a famous poet. Second Win for Billy-Ray Belcourt The winners of two of the great annual awards, in respect of visual arts and book authorship, in Edmonton have been announced. Billy-Ray Belcourt, who ...

Literary Award Renamed/Wales Book of the Year/National US Laureate – Poetry News Roundup June 27th

 

In today’s poetry news roundup we take a look at the literary award that is being renamed, the Wales Book of the year and finally the new National Youth Poet Laureate in the US. Racist Views and Language Result in Authors Name Being Removed from Award Following a decision from the US Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal, which ...

Poem with a Twist/Candy Royalle/Rumi Tribute – Poetry News Roundup June 26th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we take a look at a rather unique twist on a classic poem. We also have sad news about the death of a spoken word artist, Candy Royalle, and finally, in Bhopal a music event that pays tribute to the poet Rumi. The Odyssey Rewritten with Female Lead Halifax poet Sue Goyette was watching a couple of young deer ...

Donald Hall Passes Away – Poetry News June 25th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with the sad news that the former US poet laureate Donald Hall has passed away at the age of 89. Donald Hall Passes Away at Age 89 The prolific, award-winning poet Donald Hall has passed away at the age of 89.  His death was confirmed on Sunday by his daughter. Hall died at his home in ...

Lee Bennett Hopkins Award/Nazim Hikmet Auction/Newly Found Collection – Poetry News Roundup June 22nd

 

Our final news round-up of the week brings you three stories: the winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins poetry prize, an auction of items belonging to Nazim Hikmet and a collection of poetry that has recently been found. Bestselling Author Wins Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Nikki Grimes has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. This annual ...

Drach Passes Away – Poetry News June 21st

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we bring you the sad news that the Ukrainian poet Ivan Drach has passed away at the age of 81. Ivan Drach, Ukrainian Poet, Passes Away at 81 The Ukrainian poet, political activist and screenwriter Ivan Fedorovych Drach has died at the age of 81. He had been receiving treatment in the hospital in Feofaniya in Kiev for an ...