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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 ...

Society of Authors Prize/William Blake’s Headstone – Poetry News Roundup July 23rd

 

We start the week here at My Poetic Side with an article about the winners of this year's Society of Authors prizes. We also look at a disagreement over the wording for the new headstone for the grave of William Blake. Prestigious Literary Prize from The Society of Authors Poets were well represented in this year’s Society of Authors awards which took place in ...

Nelson Mandela Poetry/Kipling Mural/Somali Poet of the Year – Poetry News Roundup July 20th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the poetry in honour of Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of the centenary of his birth. We also have an article about a Rudyard Kipling mural and the young female Somali poet of the year. Anniversary of the Birth of Nelson Mandela Celebrated with Poetry This week marked the centenary of the birth ...

Whitmans Home Saved?/Roque Dalton Case Reopened – Poetry News Roundup July 19th

 

Today in our roundup of poetry new related articles we take a look at the efforts to save one of Walt Whitman’s homes. We also have an article about the reopening of the case into the death of Roque Dalton the El Salvadorian poet. Efforts to Landmark Walt Whitman's Home Stepped Up Preservationists in Brooklyn have stepped up their drive to have the house ...

Ferlinghetti’s Last Word/Machado Award/Poetry Benches in Swansea – Poetry News Roundup July 18th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Last Word” the winner of this year's III Poetry Award SxS Antonio Machado, and finally, the poetry inspired benches in Swansea in honour of the centenary of the First World War. Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Last Word” to be Published by Faber “Little Boy”, the tale of one man's rather extraordinary adventure during a ...

Blake Resting Place/Turkish Poet Tomb/Poet’s Metro Station Renamed – Poetry News Roundup July 17th

 

Today in our poetry round-up we look at the final resting place of William Blake, the renovation of the tomb of a Turkish poet and finally the French subway station named for a poet that is to be renamed for a member of the World cup team. New Gravestone for Blake William Blake’s grave is currently marked by a stone in Bunhill Fields ...

World Cup Poet Invasion/US Poetry on the Increase – Poetry News Roundup July 16th

 

We start the week here on My Poetic Side with an article about the poet inspired pitch invasion of the World Cup Final. We also take a look at the significant increase in the number of people reading poetry in the US. World Cup Pitch Invaded Yesterday saw the final of the World Cup 2018. The match took place at Luzhniki Stadium between France ...

Tony Walsh to Receive Degree/Abente Passes Away. – Poetry News Roundup July 13th

 

Our final poetry round-up of the week here on My Poetic Side looks at two stories. The first is about the poet Tony Walsh who is to receive an honorary degree, the second is the sad news that the Paraguayan poet Carlos Federico Abente has passed away at 103. Tony Walsh Receives Honorary Degree The poet who is also known as Longfella; he is ...