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Armitage Library Tour/Coventry Cathedral Poem/Nasimi Foundation Stone – Poetry News Roundup November 7th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at Simon Armitage’s library tour, the poem lighting up Coventry Cathedral and the foundation stone of the Nasimi buildings in Kiev. The Poet Laureate's Library Tour The poet laureate in the UK, Simon Armitage, will be starting a tour of libraries in the UK in 2020. The tour is ...

Whitman House Campaign/Heaney HomePlace Event – Poetry News Roundup November 6th

 

Today’s poetry news articles look at the ongoing campaign to landmark the house where Walt Whitman once lived and a recent event that took place at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Efforts to Landmark Walt Whitman’s House in Clifton Hill Doubled During a street co-naming ceremony which took place the other day, a group of preservationists ...

Scottish Book Awards Shortlist/Rumi Festival/Walt Whitman Way – Poetry News Roundup October 31st

 

Today’s poetry news selection takes a look at the shortlists for the Scottish National Book Awards, the Rumi and Persian Language festival and finally, the naming of Walt Whitman Way. Scottish National Book Awards Shortlist At an event that took place earlier this week, The Saltire Society made the announcements regarding this year's ...

Auction of Poetry Books/ Devkota Anniversary/Japanese Culture Award for Poet – Poetry News Roundup October 30th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you an article about a set of poetry books that were recently auctioned, the 111th birth anniversary of the poet Mahakavi Devkota and the poet who is being awarded a top Japanese cultural award. Classical Poetry Books Annotated by Herman Melville Sell at Auction The Swann Auction Galleries ...

Plath Google Doodle/Poet Honoured on Scottish Hillside – Poetry News Roundup October 29th

 

Today on our poetry news roundup we look at the Google Doodle dedicated to Sylvia Plath. We also have a short article about the poet honoured with a rope image on the Scottish hillside. Sylvia Plath Honoured in Google Doodle On Sunday, Googles Doodle marked what would have been the 87th birthday of the poet Sylvia ...