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Paul Dunbar/Duke’s Poetry Competition/National Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup June 18th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic side with a look at a roundup of the poetry news events of the weekend. First, we have commemoration event for the poet Paul Dunbar. We also bring you the winner of the poetry competition launched by the Duke of Cambridge, and also, the launch of National Poetry Day. Ohio Events Commemorate Poet The prominent ...

Vanishing Poetry/Sylvia Plath/Newcastle Literary Festival – Poetry News Roundup June 15th

 

Our final round up of the week brings you articles about vanishing poetry, a tv documentary about Sylvia Plath and the Newcastle Literary Festival. The Mystery of the Vanishing Poetry A Melbourne poet has discovered something of a mystery in the local libraries. Lisa Gorton contacted her local library when she was in search of a copy of “Bicycle and Other Poems” the first ...

Sligo Poet Celebrated/Poet Shot in Bangladesh – Poetry News Roundup June 14th

 

In our poetry news roundup today, we look at the party being thrown in Sligo in honour of the poet W.B. Yeats. We also have an article about the shooting of a poet and publisher in Bangladesh. Party for a Poet The town of Sligo are celebrating the anniversary of the birthday of William Butler Yeats with a number of events that will take place ...

Quantock Hills/Robert Burns – Poetry News Roundup June 13th

 

Today here at My Poetic Side we take a look at the National Trusts search for footage of Quantock Hills. We also have an article about a research study into the possibility that the poet Robert Burn had bipolar disorder Footage of Quantock Hills sought by Coleridge Cottage The public are being invited to submit video footage of the Quantock Hills to Coleridge Cottage ...

Zephaniah/Wilfred Owen/Dorothy Hewett – Poetry News Roundup June 12th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet Benjamin Zephaniah on tour, a concert combining music and the poetry of Wilfred Owen in commemoration of the centenary of WWI and finally a revelation in the Australian literary world from the daughters of the poet Dorothy Hewett. Poet on Tour The poet Benjamin Zephaniah is currently on tour, playing to various locations across ...

The Poetry World Cup

 

The World Cup kicks off this week, so we decided it would be fun to have a World Cup of our own: The Poetry World Cup. We thought it would be a good idea to show you some international poets you may not have heard of while also celebrating some of the world’s best poets. If you are a football fan, you will have already noticed that the groups ...

Ezra Pound/Queen Honours Poets/Prison Poetry – poetry News Roundup June 11th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with a look at a new book into the life of Ezra Pound, we take a look at the poets mentioned on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and finally we look at the poet writing poetry from prison. New Book Takes a Different Look at Ezra Pound Daniel Swift, a British scholar and an enthusiast ...

Statue of Gwendolyn Brooks/David W.McFadden Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup June 8th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes us to the other side of the Atlantic. Our first article is about a statue that has been erected in honour of the late poet Gwendolyn Brooks, our second is about the poet David W. McFadden who has passed away at the age of 77. Statue for Gwendolyn Brooks The first black woman to win a ...

Russian Poetry Flash Mob/Novelist at 99/UN General Assembly – Poetry News Roundup June 7th

 

In today's poetry news round-up we look at a Russian poetry flash mob, the poet who has produced a novel at the age of 99 and the election of the politician and poet Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces to the UN General Assembly Poetry Flash Mob When you think of flash mobs you mostly think of groups of musicians or singers, but the concept of ...

Poet’s Walk/WB Yeats/Lost Manuscript – Poetry News Roundup June 6th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you a variety of articles from all over the globe. We begin with a poet inspired walk in North Somerset, then we have a celebration being held for the anniversary of the Birth of W.B. Yeats and finally, we go to India for the discovery of a lost manuscript from a 17thcentury poet. National Trust Poet Self-Led Walk...