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Slam Competition/Politics and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup August 21st

 

In our final poetry news roundup of the week, we look at the poetry slam competition moving to national tv and the presidential candidate and his relationship with poetry. Poetry Slam Moves to National TV When the pandemic struck 5 months ago the world ground to a halt, events all over the world were cancelled or postponed until a later date when it was ...

Rao Update/Poet’s Residence For Sale/Nepalese Poet Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup Aug 20th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the High Court decision to allow the family of Varavara Rao to be updated on his condition, the poets former summer residence that is up for sale and the sad death of the national poet of Nepal. High Court Directs Hospital to Allow Varavara Rao’s Family to Make Contact The family of the 81-year-old ...

Love Letters At Auction/Bad Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup August 19th

 

Today's poetry round-up looks at the poet’s love letters up for auction and Bad Poetry Day Love Letters from David Jones The Welsh Poet and Artist up for Auction Today the auction house Bonhams will be auctioning a series of letters that were written by the painter and poet David Jones who was born in 1895 and died in 1974. Jones was in amongst ...

Non Binary Poet Comes Out/Laureate Blasts GCSE Decision – Poetry News Roundup August 18th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the poet who has come out as non-binary and the poets rallying against the GCSE decision to remove poetry from the curriculum. Poet Comes Out As Non-Binary The 34-year-old British poet Kate Tempest has come out as non-binary. They have revealed that following years of being unable to accept themselves as who they are, they ...

Michael Rosen – Life After COVID-19 – Poetry News August 17th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet Michael Rosen and what he has been doing since he left hospital following his lengthy battle with COVID-19. Michael Rosen After COVID-19 Earlier this year, the poet Michael Rosen spent 47 days in intensive care and several weeks in the hospital recuperating from COVID-19, before finally being allowed ...

Coca-Cola Marketing Poetry/Dove Cottage Reopens – Poetry News Roundup July 31st

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the new poetic marketing campaign from Coca-Cola. We also have a short article about the reopening of Dove Cottage. Poetic Approach for Coca-Cola When the world went into lockdown at the end of March, Coca-Cola decided to pause its marketing campaign. Now, after several months of inactivity that are back with a ...

Wordsworth House Purchase/Trethewey’s Memoir – Poetry News Roundup July 30th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the sale of the former home of William Wordsworth. We also have a short article about Natasha Trethewey’s new memoir. Buddhist Charity Purchase Poet’s Former Home The former Alfoxton Park Hotel, which was once the house, where William Wordsworth lived in Somerset has been sold. The property which had been put up for sale by ...

Poet’s Letter From The Queen/Varavara Rao Update – Poetry News Roundup 29th July

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we take a look at the poet who received a letter from the Queen and we also bring you an update on the Indian poet who was recently moved from prison to hospital where he tested positive for COVID 19. Queen Gives Rave Review to Poet A former salesman from Herts who has turned poet has been honoured ...

Tonki Passes Away/Iran Braille Books Published/Vision Of Scotland – Poetry News Roundup July 28th

 

Today we bring you articles about the death of the poet Inayat Tonki, the Braille books that are being produced in Iran and the 2020 Vision for Scotland exhibition. Inayat Tonki, Poet, Passes Away Professor Inayat Ali Khan Tonki, an author and humorous poet has passed away at 85. The poet died on Sunday in Karachi. Born in Tonk, India in 1935 the poet and ...

Mayakovsky Anniversary/Picador Poet/Fashion and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup July 27th

 

This week we begin our poetry news round up with a look at a celebration to honour Vladimir Mayakovsky. We also have the poet signed up to Picador and the fashion label combining poetry and streetwear. 127th Birth Anniversary of Vladimir Mayakovsky Observed The Russian Centre for Science and Culture, which is in Dhaka, celebrated the 127th anniversary of the birth of the Russian ...