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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 ...

Airport Birthday Poem/LGBTQ Writing Award/Poet’s Statue taken down – Poetry News Roundup June 20th

 

Today we bring you stories about the 80thBirthday celebrations of Manchester Airport, The winner of the LGBTQ National Writing Award, and the statue of a poet that has been removed from a shopping mall. Airport to Celebrate 80thBirthday with Poetry Collaboration This year Manchester Airport will celebrate its 80thBirthday and it is planning a special collaboration with Tony Walsh, the poet who is also ...

Poetry and Music/Annapolis Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup June 19th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the link between poetry and music and the artists who use poetry as the inspiration to create some truly spectacular songs. We also have an article about the first poet laureate to be appointed in Annapolis. From Poetry to Music, Something Special It could be argued that in many ways poetry is like the lyrics of a song ...

Paul Dunbar/Duke’s Poetry Competition/National Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup June 18th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic side with a look at a roundup of the poetry news events of the weekend. First, we have commemoration event for the poet Paul Dunbar. We also bring you the winner of the poetry competition launched by the Duke of Cambridge, and also, the launch of National Poetry Day. Ohio Events Commemorate Poet The prominent ...

Vanishing Poetry/Sylvia Plath/Newcastle Literary Festival – Poetry News Roundup June 15th

 

Our final round up of the week brings you articles about vanishing poetry, a tv documentary about Sylvia Plath and the Newcastle Literary Festival. The Mystery of the Vanishing Poetry A Melbourne poet has discovered something of a mystery in the local libraries. Lisa Gorton contacted her local library when she was in search of a copy of “Bicycle and Other Poems” the first ...

Sligo Poet Celebrated/Poet Shot in Bangladesh – Poetry News Roundup June 14th

 

In our poetry news roundup today, we look at the party being thrown in Sligo in honour of the poet W.B. Yeats. We also have an article about the shooting of a poet and publisher in Bangladesh. Party for a Poet The town of Sligo are celebrating the anniversary of the birthday of William Butler Yeats with a number of events that will take place ...

Quantock Hills/Robert Burns – Poetry News Roundup June 13th

 

Today here at My Poetic Side we take a look at the National Trusts search for footage of Quantock Hills. We also have an article about a research study into the possibility that the poet Robert Burn had bipolar disorder Footage of Quantock Hills sought by Coleridge Cottage The public are being invited to submit video footage of the Quantock Hills to Coleridge Cottage ...

Zephaniah/Wilfred Owen/Dorothy Hewett – Poetry News Roundup June 12th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet Benjamin Zephaniah on tour, a concert combining music and the poetry of Wilfred Owen in commemoration of the centenary of WWI and finally a revelation in the Australian literary world from the daughters of the poet Dorothy Hewett. Poet on Tour The poet Benjamin Zephaniah is currently on tour, playing to various locations across ...