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Nan Shepherd’s Lost Poems/Veronika Prize/Laurel Prize Shortlist – Poetry News Roundup August 26th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the lost poems of Nan Shepherd which will be published for the first time, the winner of this years Veronika Prize and the shortlist for the Laurel Prize. Lost Poems to be Published for The First Time Following the discovery of a series of lost poems by Nan Shepherd, the acclaimed Scots poet and writer, inside ...

South Korea’s Public Poetry – Poetry News August 25th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the poetry scene in South Korea. Poetry Hides in Plain Sight on the Streets of South Korea If you know where to look in South Korea you can find poetry everywhere; on the subway (where it decorates the safety door of some metro stations), the streets, in restaurants and even on mountain trails. Over ...

Gloucester Poetry Installation/Aviva Doran Award – Poetry News Roundup August 24th

 

We begin the week with a look at the poetry installation in Gloucester that opens today. We also have an article about the lifetime achievement award for Aviva Doran. Poetry Everywhere in Gloucester Thanks to a new art installation in Gloucester, the hills and the parks, and a number of other locations will be inscribed with poetry. The exhibit has been curated by Luke Jerram, ...

Slam Competition/Politics and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup August 21st

 

In our final poetry news roundup of the week, we look at the poetry slam competition moving to national tv and the presidential candidate and his relationship with poetry. Poetry Slam Moves to National TV When the pandemic struck 5 months ago the world ground to a halt, events all over the world were cancelled or postponed until a later date when it was ...

Rao Update/Poet’s Residence For Sale/Nepalese Poet Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup Aug 20th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the High Court decision to allow the family of Varavara Rao to be updated on his condition, the poets former summer residence that is up for sale and the sad death of the national poet of Nepal. High Court Directs Hospital to Allow Varavara Rao’s Family to Make Contact The family of the 81-year-old ...

Love Letters At Auction/Bad Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup August 19th

 

Today's poetry round-up looks at the poet’s love letters up for auction and Bad Poetry Day Love Letters from David Jones The Welsh Poet and Artist up for Auction Today the auction house Bonhams will be auctioning a series of letters that were written by the painter and poet David Jones who was born in 1895 and died in 1974. Jones was in amongst ...

Non Binary Poet Comes Out/Laureate Blasts GCSE Decision – Poetry News Roundup August 18th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the poet who has come out as non-binary and the poets rallying against the GCSE decision to remove poetry from the curriculum. Poet Comes Out As Non-Binary The 34-year-old British poet Kate Tempest has come out as non-binary. They have revealed that following years of being unable to accept themselves as who they are, they ...

Michael Rosen – Life After COVID-19 – Poetry News August 17th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet Michael Rosen and what he has been doing since he left hospital following his lengthy battle with COVID-19. Michael Rosen After COVID-19 Earlier this year, the poet Michael Rosen spent 47 days in intensive care and several weeks in the hospital recuperating from COVID-19, before finally being allowed ...

Coca-Cola Marketing Poetry/Dove Cottage Reopens – Poetry News Roundup July 31st

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the new poetic marketing campaign from Coca-Cola. We also have a short article about the reopening of Dove Cottage. Poetic Approach for Coca-Cola When the world went into lockdown at the end of March, Coca-Cola decided to pause its marketing campaign. Now, after several months of inactivity that are back with a ...

Wordsworth House Purchase/Trethewey’s Memoir – Poetry News Roundup July 30th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the sale of the former home of William Wordsworth. We also have a short article about Natasha Trethewey’s new memoir. Buddhist Charity Purchase Poet’s Former Home The former Alfoxton Park Hotel, which was once the house, where William Wordsworth lived in Somerset has been sold. The property which had been put up for sale by ...