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Jailed Poet/African Slaves Marked by Poem/UK Poet Laureate’s First Months – Poetry News Roundup August 26th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet who has been jailed, the anniversary of the first enslaved Africans in the US marked by a poet and Simon Armitage’s first couple of months as poet laureate. Poet handed jail sentence Rita Wong, an associate professor and award-winning poet has been ...

Poet’s Church Lottery Boost/Was Keats a Graverobber – Poetry News Roundup July 26th

 

Our final poetry news of the weeks looks at the church with connections to a poet that has received a lottery boost and the possibility that the poet John Keats was a graverobber. Church Gets Lottery Boost Church-goers in Kelloe are celebrating the £193,000 cash boost from the lottery that will assist them in ...

Manley Festival/Ilkley Festival/Burns’ Musical – Poetry News Roundup July 24th

 

Today in our poetry roundup, we take a look at this year’s Gerard Manley Festival. We also have an article and about the Ilkley Literature Festival and Robert Burns the Musical. Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival The town of Monasterevin in Ireland is getting ready for the two-day Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival this weekend. ...

Dubai “Walk of Fame”/ Banjo Paterson/ Squirrels and the home of an ancient poet – Poetry News Roundup July 16th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at the Dubai “Walk of Fame”, the statue for Banjo Paterson and the mystery of the disappearing Lychees. Dubai “Walk of Fame” The latest project in Dubai has been causing lots of excitement, the “Walk of Fame” which is to be in Downtown Dubai ...