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Heaney Readings/Hungarian Poet Honoured/First Edition Breaks Record – Poetry News Roundup September 20th

 

We begin the week with a look at the return of the Seamus Heaney Memorial Readings, the plaque to honour a Hungarian poet and the first edition with a poet's preface which has fetched a record amount at auction. Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading Returns The Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading is set to return in person this Wednesday. The event will take place to ...

Wordsworth Arts Programme/Maui Poetry Prize Winner – Poetry News Roundup September 15th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at a new Sky Arts programme that will look at Wordsworth and Coleridge and also the Maui woman who has won the National Poetry Prize. Wordsworth Inspired Show on the Road The comedian Frank Skinner is set to go back on the road as part of a show about William Wordsworth the famous Cumbrian poet. ...

Sassoon Film/Emre Remembered/New Minnesota Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup September 13th

 

We begin the week with a look at the new film about the life of Siegfried Sassoon, the 700th death anniversary of Yunus Emre and the new Minnesota poet laureate. Benediction Screened at Toronto Film Festival The piercingly sad drama of the life of the poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon, for which a release date has yet to be announced, is currently being ...

Poet’s Home To Be Recognised?/Hedd Wyn Memorial/Cai Yanpei Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup September 8th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the home of a poet, which may receive historic recognition, the vandalism of a statue and the death of Hong Kong poet Cai Yanpei. Poets Ann Arbor Home May Receive Historic Designation Consideration is being given to the granting of historic status to the Ann Arbor home of Robert Hayden. The house, which is known as the ...

Hirschman Passes Away – Poetry News September 6th

 

We begin the week with a look at an article about the death of Jack Hirschman, one of the Beat Generation poets. Beatnik Poet Jack Hirschman Dies Aged 87 The poet Jack Hirschman passed away on 22nd August in San Francisco. He had not been ill, and his death was incredibly sudden, happening just a few minutes before he was due to take part ...

Jean Breeze Passes Away – Poetry News 1st September

 

Today we bring you an article about the death of the First Woman of Dub Poetry. First Woman of Dub Poetry, Jean Breeze Dies Aged 65 A passionate Jamaican poet, Jean Breeze passed away on 4th August in Kingston, Jamaica, she was just 65. Her death was announced by the British agency that represents her. She was well known for the passion that she brought ...

The Poet That Did Not Exist/Lorde Scholars Program – Poetry News Roundup August 30th

 

This week we begin our poetry news with a look at the poet who didn’t exist and the founding of the Audre Lorde Scholars Program. The Poet Who Wasn’t In 1944, Max Harris, a poet based in Adelaide, featured poetry by Ern Malley in Angry Penguins, the modernist art and literary journal that he was co-editor of. He believed that the poet had died ...

Shakespeare Collection For Sale/Poet Honoured At Power Of Words Festival- Poetry News Roundup 25th August

 

Today's poetry news round up looks at a rare poetry collection that is up for sale and the winner of this year’s Living Poets Society Award. Diminutive Shakespeare Poetry Collection up for Sale Peter Harrington, the Mayfair rare book dealer, is offering for sale a finely bound collection of poems written by William Shakespeare that was published in 1640. The dainty book is ...

Makar Appointment/Poet’s Translation – Poetry News Roundup August 23rd

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we begin with a look at the appointment of a new Makar. We also look at a recently penned translation of the work of Seán Ó Riordáin. New Makar for Scotland A new Makar, the National poet of Scotland, has been appointed. Kathleen Jamie, the essayist and poet, was welcomed to the role by Nicola Sturgeon the First ...

Sylvia Plath Collection Sells/Michael Rosen’s COVID Battle – Poetry News Roundup July 28th

 

Today, our poetry news round up takes a look at the Sylvia Plath auction and the poet and author struggling with long covid. Sylvia Plath Collection Sells at Auction We recently brought you a story about a collection of love letters that the poet Sylvia Plath sent to her husband Ted Hughes that were going up for auction. The collection has now sold ...