Recent posts

Award for poetry/Shelley Tribute/ Hidden Letters – Poetry News Roundup May 17th

 

Today’s poetry round up looks at an article about another award for poetry, a campaign for a tribute to Shelley and the Hidden Letters event that will be taking place in Sofia shortly. Taranaki Poet Wins Third Award Elizabeth Smither who has an OBE and is a Taranaki poet has been awarded the prestigious Ockham New Zealand Book Award - the third occasion she ...

Ondaatje Prize/Liam Neeson voices Seamus Heaney – Poetry News Roundup May 16th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we take a look at this year's winner of the Ondaatje Prize from the Royal Society of Literature and as Tourism Ireland promote HomePlace on their website we also take a look at an article about a short film just released about the poet Seamus Heaney that has been voiced by the actor Liam Neeson. Ondaatje Prize Scooped by “Magical” Collection of Poem...

Mother’s Day/Summit for Poets Daughter – Poetry News Roundup May 15th

 

In today's poetry news roundup here at My Poetic Side, we bring you a mixed bunch. We have two articles about poetry and Mother’s Day, which was celebrated in America this weekend just gone. We also have the story of the poet’s daughter invited to take part in a summit and then turned away on arrival. Former Poet Laureate Addresses Graduates This weekend saw ...

Dylan Thomas Award/Reina Sofia/Pedal Library – Poetry News Roundup May 14th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with articles about the International Dylan Thomas Award winner 2018, the Reina Sofia Prize for Poetry and a pedal-powered poetry lending library. Winner of This Year’s International Dylan Thomas Award Announced Kayo Chingonyi the 31-year-old Zambian born British poet is the winner of this year's International Dylan Thomas Award. Not only is he the first ...

YouGov Poll/42nd Dartmouth Poet/Writers banned from book fair – Poetry News Roundup May 11th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at a recent poll carried out by YouGov in the US, the announcement of the appointment of the 42ndDartmouth Poet in Residence and the writers who have been blocked from travelling to an Israeli book fair. Emily Dickinson The Most Popular Female Writer Ever New data recently published by YouGov Ratings in the US ...

Penguin Assault/Egyptian Poet Faces Trial/Tagore Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup May 10th

 

Today's poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet accusing an editor at Penguin of assault, the Egyptian poet facing a military court trial and the 157thbirth anniversary of the Bengali poet Tagore. Penguin Editor Accused of Assault The poetry editor at Penguin, Donald Futers has been of “assault” by the poet Amy K Blakemore. She has also accused Penguin Random House, his ...

Maya Angelou Memoirs/Ted Hughes Collection – Poetry News Roundup May 9th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we bring you the planned dramatization for Radio of the memoirs of Maya Angelou and we take a look at the Ted Hughes collection being accumulated by the University of Huddersfield. Poets Memoirs to be Dramatised for Radio BBC Radio 4 is planning to broadcast dramatisations of six of the memoirs of the poet Maya Angelou. The first ...

Poet’s Museum/Prison Release/Murder Trial – Poetry News Roundup May 8th

 

In today's news roundup we look at the poet’s museum who are trying to raise funds. We also have stories about a poet who has been released from prison and another who is to stand trial for murder. Poets Estate Seeks Financial Support The museum in Austerlitz, New York is seeking financial support in order to remain open. The museum, which is run and ...

Tatour Verdict/Brunel Poetry Prize/Jackson Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup May 4th

 

Our final news round-up of the week brings you articles from all over the world. We look at the case of the poet Dareen Tatour as a verdict is reached in her case, we also look at the winners of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the Jackson Poetry Prize. Dareen Tatour Receives Conviction We have previously brought you news articles about Dareen ...