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Folio Judges Announced/AGT History Made By Poet – Poetry News Roundup September 25th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the judges for this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize and the poet who has won America’s Got Talent. Rathbones Folio Prize Judges Announced Roger Robinson, the TS Eliot Prize-winning poet, Sinead Gleeson the Irish writer and the novelist Jon McGregor have all been named as the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prizes judges. The Rathbone Prize has a ...

ACU, Blake And Wallace Stevens Awards/Online National Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup September 24th

 

Today's news round-up takes a look at the winners of a couple of poetry awards. We also look at another National Poetry Day celebration that is taking itself online. Winners of the ACU Prize for Poetry and Blake Poetry Prize 2020 The winners of two major poetry prizes have been announced in Canberra and they are both from the ACT region. Geoff Page, who is ...

Dove Cottage Goes Digital/Montreal Prize Winner – Poetry News Roundup September 23rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the annual Dove Cottage poetry event and the winner of this year’s Montreal International Poetry Prize Dove Cottage Goes Digital Dove Cottage, the former home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy is going digital for the first time. On 1st October, in honour of National Poetry Day, the cottage will be playing ...

Tagore Demolition/Pashto Poet’s Honour/Lear’s Limericks – Poetry News Roundup September 22nd

 

Today on our poetry news round-up we look at the controversy surrounding the demolition of Rabindranath Tagore’s house wall, the Pashto Poet honoured and the tribute to Edward Lear. Controversy Sparked by Demolition of Rabindranath Tagore’s Home in Puri Students and heritage activists in the Odisha temple town of Puri are very unhappy by a recent decision made by the government there. They have ...

Scottish College’s Shakespeare-Related Origins/Millay Fillm Re-Aired – Poetry News Roundup September 21st

 

We begin the week with a look at articles about an edition of Shakespeare’s last play which has been found in Spain and the documentary on Edna St Vincent Millay which is to be re-run. Scots College in Spain Location of an Edition of Shakespeare’s Last Play A Scottish Catholic College located in Spain has been revealed as the location of a rare edition ...

Poetry And Music Combine/Rubbish Poetry/Poet’s School Renaming Battle – Poetry News Roundup September 18th

 

Our final round-up of the week takes a look at the collaboration that is creating an album of poetry and music, poetry on rubbish bins and the new name for a school as the school board strive to remove ties to a poet. Actress and Author Collaborate on Album The actress Olivia Coleman has joined forces with the poet and author Sir Michael Morpugo to ...

Google Doodle’s Kaléko Celebration – Poetry News September 17th

 

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the Google Doodle that celebrates the life of Mascha Kaléko the German Jewish language poet. Google Doodle Celebrates Jewish German Language Poet The Google Doodle yesterday was a celebration of the German Jewish poet Mascha Kaléko. The poet rose to prominence in Berlin in the early 1930s. The choice of date 16th September is significant ...

Anne Stevenson Passes Away – Poetry News September 16th

 

Today we have just one poetry news story, the sad death of the poet and critic Anne Stevenson, who has died aged 87. Anne Stevenson, Poet and Critic Dies Aged 87 The poet and critic Anne Stevenson has passed away at the age of 87. Born in 1933 in Cambridge, Anne was the oldest of three daughters. Her father was the American philosopher Charles Stevenson. ...

Fellowship Winners, Literary Peace Prize/GCSE and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup September 15th

 

Today we bring you news about the 2020 winners of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenburg and Ruth Lilly and Poetry Fellowships and the 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. We also look at the u-turn which means poetry will be included in the GCSEs for 2021. Ruth Lilly and  Rosenberg Fellowship Winners Announced for 2020 [caption id="attachment_15400" align="alignleft" width="164"] (PRNewsfoto/Poetry Foundation)[/caption] The Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Magazine ...

Poet’s Farmhouse Saved/Mahmoud Darwish Insight/Czech Poet Honoured – Poetry News Roundup September 14th

 

We begin another week of poetry news with a look at the farmhouse with poetry connections that has been saved, the new insights into Mahmoud Darwish and the street named in honour of a poet. 265 Years of History, A Farmhouse Saved Last month, the Princeton Planning Board (PPB) gave their approval to a minor subdivision plan for Red Farmhouse, the property at 145 ...