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London Streets Poem/Ghalib Anniversary/Lana Del Rey Spoken-Word Album – Poetry News Roundup December 26th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we have a story of the poet's view of the streets of London, the anniversary of the birth of Mirza Ghalib and Lana Del Rey's spoken-word album. London’s Empty Streets Revealed by Poet The hustling bustling streets of the capital are something well known to anyone who ...

Poets’ Meet in Vijayawada/Louis Jenkins Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup December 25th

 

Today's poetry news roundup looks at the International Poets Meet in Vijayawada and the poet Louis Jenkins who has died at the age of 77. International Poets’ Meet in Vijayawada Inaugurated by Governor The 5th annual meeting of the International Multilingual Poets was inaugurated by the Biswabhushan Harichandan the Governor of Vijayawada at the ...

Lemm Sissay Book – Poetry News December 23rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the new book by Lemm Sissay which was inspired by his upbringing in the foster system. Lemm Sissay – My Name is Why The British author, poet and broadcaster Lemm Sissay has released a new book. This is not his normal poetry book ...

Queen’s Medal Winner/New Version Of Antigone/Theft Inspires Poem – Poetry News Roundup December 19th

 

Thursday’s poetry news round-up takes a look at the winner of this year's Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the poet writing a new version of Antigone and the seasonal theft that inspired a poem. 2019 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry Lorna Goodison, the poet laureate of Jamaica, has been named as the ...