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Poetry on Money/Poet Honoured in New Year List/Grants awarded – Poetry News Roundup January 2nd

 

In today's new round-up we bring you articles about the new £2 coin that will be released sometime in 2018, the Historian who was named on the Queens New Years Honours List and the poets who received $40,000 grants. Poets Words to Appear on £2 Coin The Royal Mint has revealed that the words of World War I poet, Wilfred Owen will appear ...

Max Plowman Poems

 

Max Plowman was an English poet who held pacifist views even though he enlisted into the British Army in 1914 and served in the front line trenches of the Somme before being invalided back home. He was born Mark Plowman on the 1st September 1883 in the Northumberland Park district of north London, the son of a businessman who dealt in the production ...

Google Doodle/Iranian Poet Sentenced – Poetry News Roundup January 1st

 

In our first News round-up of 2018 we bring you an article about another poet honoured by Google with a doodle and an article about an Iranian poet who has been sentenced to two years in prison. Renowned Kannada Poet Kuvempu Honoured by Google On Friday Google once again dedicated its doodle to the memory of a poet. The poet in question this time ...

Maxwell Bodenheim Poems

 

Maxwell Bodenheim was a US born poet, magazine editor and novelist whose sometimes outrageous lifestyle, leading him to be known in New York City as the “King of the Greenwich Village Bohemians”, would eventually lead to a violent death for both himself and his wife.  He was most famous as a writer during the “Jazz Age” of the 1920s. He was born Maxwell Bodenheimer in Hermanville, Mississippi on ...

Pam Ayres/Poetry of Jazz – Poetry News Roundup December 29th

 

In our final news round-up of the week we bring you Pam Ayres – the Celebrity Mastermind contestant and the long-awaited release of “The Poetry of Jazz”. Poet Helps Hedgehogs Celebrity Mastermind aired their first round of the new series on 27th December this year, with guest stars Jack Ashton, Rich Hall, Guy Mowbray and the poet Pam Ayres. Pitting their wits against questions from ...

Meer Taqi Meer Poems

 

The eminent Urdu and Persian poet Meer Taqi Meer, more often known by his pen name Mir, was active during the Mughal era of the 18th century.  His influence was such that it is believed that he was instrumental in shaping the Urdu language.  Many of his poems were in the ghazal format, these being odes of a romantic, often erotic and ...

Google doodle/Mehmet Akif Ersoy – Poetry News Roundup December 28th December

 

In today’s My Poetic Side news round-up we bring you the story behind the doodle that appeared on Google yesterday. We also look at an article about the poem who penned the national anthem on Turkey on the 81st anniversary of his death. Google Honours Urdu Poet Yesterday Google created a doodle in honour of the iconic poet Mirza Ghalib in the occasion ...

Mellin de Saint-Gelais Poems

 

Mellin de Saint-Gelais, sometimes known as Melin St. Gelays or Melin Sainct-Gelais, was a French medieval poet of the Renaissance era, much in favour at the royal court.  He was a member of the literary group known as “Le Pleiade” and was well regarded and compared favourably with Clément Marot, a contemporary known as the "Prince of French poets".  He also spent ...

CD Wright Award/Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival – Poetry News Roundup December 27th

 

Today at My Poetic Side we bring you news articles about the Inaugural C.D. Wright Award for Poetry and the 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Inaugural C.D. Wright Award for Poetry The inaugural C.D. Wright Award for Poetry which is overseen by the New York Foundation for Contemporary Art has been won by Lisa Robertson, a Canadian experimental poet. Robertson who was born and ...

Poetry Award Declined/Literary Prize Winner/Inspiring Poetry in Young people – Poetry News Roundup December 26th

 

In today's poetry news round-up we bring you articles about the winners of the Sahitya Akademi award for 2017 and the Glenna Luschei Literary Prize. We also have an article about a poets visit to a school to inspire the pupils with his poetry. Family of Late Poet Decline Award The winner of the Sahitya Akademi award for 2017 has been announced. The late ...