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Lucie Brock-Broido Passes Away – Poetry News March 13th

 

In today’s poetry news roundup, we bring you the news that the world of poetry has lost another brilliant poet. Lucie Brock-Broido passed away on 6th March at her home following a short illness. Poet Lucie Brock-Broido Passes Away at 61 Yet more sad news has hit the literary world in America with the sad news of the death of the poet and teacher ...

WWI Poets – Poetry News Roundup March 12th

 

We begin the week with two news articles about World War I poets who are to be commemorated, the first with a book written about his life and the second with a commemoration ceremony that will be held in his hometown. Portsmouth Author Brings WWI Poet the Recognition He Deserves Sometimes the best art, unfortunately, emerges as a result of death, and this is ...

Theodore Roethke/ William and Mary/Punk Poet – Poetry News Roundup March 9th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the fifty-fourth reading of Theodore Roethke poetry, the William and Mary 2018 Lemon Project Symposium and finally “The Punk Poet” John Cooper Clarke.  54th Theodore Roethke Poetry Reading The fifty-fourth Theodore Roethke reading of poetry, which is due to take place on 12th April, will be given by Charles Simic. Perhaps one of ...

Wilfred Owen/Windham-Campbell – Poetry News Roundup March 8th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we bring you a story about the celebration of the poet Wilfred Owen that will be taking place at Ripon Cathedral and we look at the winners of this year’s Windham-Campbell prize. Centenary of War Poet to be Marked by Ripon Cathedral On 18th March, 100 years after the last birthday of the war poet Wilfred Owen, the ...

Moth Poetry Prize/Radio 4/Pay With a Poem – Poetry News Roundup March 7th

 

Our midweek poetry round up brings you this year's shortlist for the Moth Poetry Prize, a poetry adaptation for radio 4 and the fifth annual “Pay with a Poem” event. Moth Poetry Prize Shortlist This year’s shortlist for the €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize has just been released and it makes interesting reading. The Moth Poetry Prize is awarded for a single unpublished poem and ...

Lou Reed Lost Poetry/Herbert International/Oak Awards – Poetry News Roundup March 6th

 

Today we take a look at poetry related news articles from all over the world, we have the lost poetry of Lou Reed which is due to be published in April, the winner of this year's Herbert International Literary Prize, and the Oakham Awards shortlist. The Lost Poetry of Lou Reed to be Published Lou Reed, who passed away in 2013 at the age ...

Ko Un/Rupert Brooke Property – Poetry News Roundup March 5th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with further news relating to the story of the Korean poet Ko Un. We also take a look at a property linked to Rupert Brooke that will shortly be up for auction. Poet Speaks Out Ko Un, the Korean poet who is at the centre of the sexual harassment accusations sweeping the Korean literary scene ...

Emirates Literature Festival/Poetry Collector Passes Away/Poetry Recitation Attack – Poetry News Roundup March 2nd

 

Our final news round up of the weeks brings an article about the 10th annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the passing of the man who collected over 75,000 books of poetry and finally an article about a man who attacked his neighbour for reciting poetry. Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Begins The 10th annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature began yesterday at Al ...

Bank Note Poets/Ko Un/Pop Star’s Family Poet – Poetry News Roundup March 1st

 

Today we take a look at the Scottish £10 banknote and the poets that appear on it, as the paper note moves out of circulation. We also have another article about disgraced South Korean poet Ko Un, and finally an article about the debut poetry collection of Lorde’s younger sister. Poets on Paper Poets on paper bank notes that is, from today 1st March 2018 the £10 paper bank note will cease ...

Roger McGough/Famous Poet’s Tree/Poetry in Advertising – Poetry News Roundup February 28th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you articles on a poetry competition launched by Roger McGough, a tree linked to several famous poets that is at risk of being cut down and the increasing popularity of poetry in the advertising industry. Poetry Competition Launched by Roger McGough Roger McGough who is a published poet and currently the presenter of “Poetry Please” on ...