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Rosen’s New Book/Poetry On The Bridge – Poetry News Roundup March 15th

 

Today's poetry news round-up takes a look at Michael Rosen’s new book and the poetry in London to celebrate Keats 200th death anniversary. What it Feels Like to Almost Die Last year Michael Rosen, the poet and former children’s laureate contracted COVID-19. He spent 48 days in intensive care, many more weeks recovering on a ward and was finally allowed home for what ...

Poet’s Corner Hits The News/Amanda Gorman Translation Furore/Scottish Makar Selection – Poetry News Roundup March 12th

 

Our final poetry round-up of the week looks at the novel use for poets corner, the translator who is not suitable to translate Amanda Gorman, and the new Scots Makar. Poets Corner in the News On Wednesday, Poets corner at Westminster Abbey, resting place of great writers like Geoffrey Chaucer and Charles Dickens, became host to a vaccination centre for the first ...

Poet’s Museum Fund/Banksy’s Artwork/Serena Williams ‘If’ – Poetry News Roundup March 11th

 

Today we bring you articles about the teenagers trying to save a poets museum, the confirmation of an authentic piece of artwork by Banksy, and the tennis star reading poetry for International Women’s Day. Teenager Trying to Raise Funds to Save Poets Museum A Scottish teenager and his friend are preparing to hopefully raise half of the amount that is needed to repair the ...

Makar’s Tenure Ends/Ted Hughes’ Footsteps – Poetry News Roundup March 10th

 

Today we look at the Makar’s Malt and the poets walking trails in our poetry news round up. Scottish Makar Marks End of Tenure 8th March marked International Women’s Day and two of the oldest crafts in Scotland came together to celebrate, poetry and whisky. Jackie Kay, the Scottish Makar, selected the Isle of Raasay Distillery, which is in the Inner Hebrides to create a ...

Bocas Henry Swanzy Award/Poet’s Statue To Be Removed? – Poetry News Roundup March 9th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at the winners of the 2021 Boca Henry Swanzy Award, and the poet’s statue on the council review list. 2021 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award Winners Announced Edward Baugh and Mervyn Morris, both Jamaicans and professors’ emeriti at the University of West Indies have been announced as this year’s winners of the Bocas Henry Swanzy Award. Both men are ...

Scotland’s Poetry Festival/Dr Seuss Books To Be Withdrawn – Poetry News Roundup March 8th

 

We begin the week on My Poetic Side with a look at this year’s StAnza International Poetry Festival and the Dr Seuss books being withdrawn from publication. Scotland’s International Poetry Festival Online Over the weekend StAnza, the International Poetry Festival in Scotland, went live online for the first time. The festival is an annual one based in St Andrews. This was the first time that it ...

Moth Prize Shortlist/Unseen Poet’s Letter – Poetry News Roundup March 5th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week look at this year's Moth Poetry Prize shortlist and the discovery of a previously unseen letter from a poet. Moth Poetry Prize Shortlist Announced The shortlist for this year's Moth Poetry Prize has been announced by the current chair of the creative writing centre at the Seamus Heaney Centre. Nick Laird stated that the list not ...

Fan To Be Buried Next To Poet/Emre Contest – Poetry News Roundup March 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we have articles about the fan who has been given permission to be buried next to a poet, and the Yunus Emre poetry contest. Fan of Poet Granted Permission to be Buried Next to her Literary Heroine Under the Burial Act 1853, only local residents, individuals named on the electoral roll of a church and those who die in ...

Pokemon And Poetry/Banksy’s New Work?/Irish American Heritage Month – Poetry News Roundup March 3rd

 

Today's poetry news round-up is an eclectic mix with a look at what romantic poetry and Pokémon have in common, a possible new Banksy painting and Irish American Heritage Month. Pokémon and Romantic Poetry – What do they have in common? Thanks to a recent interest in Pokémon, you may have found yourself once again humming the theme song to the programme, and it ...

Jaccottet Passes Away/Writer’s Home Under Threat – Poetry News Roundup March 2nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the death of Philippe Jaccottet and the action being taken to protect the former home of a hymn writer. Philippe Jaccottet Dies Aged 95 The award-winning poet, literary critic and translator Philippe Jaccottet has died at the age of 95. He was the winner of several prizes including the Goncourt poetry prize and the Schiller Grand ...