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Russian Poet Passes Away/Old Books Returned/Subway Poetry Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup October 26th

 

Our final news round-up of the weeks looks at the death of a Russian poet, the return to the UK of some rather old books, and finally, the subway poetry that will be on display in its own exhibition. Poet Vladimir Dagurov Passed Away, Aged 78 The Russian poet Vladimir Dagurov has passed away in Moscow aged 78. He died on the 22nd October. ...

Russell Brand/Poetry Slam Australia/Shamsur Rahman Doodle – Poetry News Roundup October 25th

 

Today, our poetry news round up takes a look at Russell Brand as we have never seen him before. We also have an article about the winner of this year’s Poetry Slam Competition in Australia, and finally, the Google Doodle dedicated to the Bangladeshi poet Shamsur Rahman. Bristol Old Vic to Host Brand new Show in November The comedian and activist Russell Brand is ...

Old Possum’s Book/Poet’s Villa for Sale – Poetry News Roundup October 24th

 

Today’s poetry news round up take a look at the companion book for the Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and the poet's villa up for sale in Bucharest. A Companion Collection for Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats To mark the 80th anniversary of the publications of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats - a companion book, the long-awaited sequel that the ...

Mother and Daughter Publish Emily Dickinson/Tree of the Year Winner – Poetry News Roundup October 23rd

 

Today, here at My Poetic Side, we start with a look at the mother and daughter who played a huge part in bringing the poetry of Emily Dickinson to the public. We also take a look at the Scottish winner of this years Tree of the Year. The Mother and Daughter Behind the Emily Dickinson Legacy A new book, “After Emily” that has been ...

Penn University Manuscripts/Pages of the Sea/Ferlinghetti Celebration – Poetry News Roundup October 22nd

 

Today’s poetry new round up takes a look at the students working with the manuscript collection at Penn University, the new beaches added to the Pages of the Sea event and finally a celebration of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Penn University’s Manuscript Collective The University of Pennsylvania has a small group of undergraduate students who are dedicated to exploring the collection of very rare texts that ...

TS Eliot Shortlist/Sorley Play – Poetry News Roundup October 19th

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week brings you the shortlist for the TS Eliot Prize. We also take a look at a play about the life of the poet Charles Sorley. 2018 TS Eliot Prize Shortlist Announced The shortlist for this year’s TS Eliot Prize has been announced, and it could be said to be somewhat political. There are five ...

Historic Site/Snyder’s Talk/Giovanni’s Song/ Excellence Award – Poetry News Roundup October 18th

 

Today’s news covers a historic site, Gary Snyder’s recent talk as well as a song inspired by Nikki Giovanni and an award for Excellence in poetry. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The event was marked with tours of the home and museum, poetry, music and of course birthday cake. ...

Asia Pacific Poetry Slam/Pages of the Sea/Father of Rap – Poetry News Roundup October 17th

 

Today our poetry news round up takes a look at the Asia Pacific Poetry Slam 2018, the Pages of the Sea project and finally the claim that a Russian poet born 125 years ago was the father of rap. Asia Pacific Poetry Slam Won by Malaysian Poet 17 competitors from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines took part in this years Asia Pacific Poetry ...

Armistice Honoured/Wilfred Owen/Hikmet’s Sad News – Poetry News Roundup October 16th

 

Today’s poetry news round up takes a look at the theatre honouring the Armistice centenary, a statue of Wilfred Owen and the sad death of the only child of the poet Nazim Hikmet. Theatre Honours Armistice Centenary The Broadway Theatre, located in Letchworth, will mark the centenary of World War One's end with a series of event, films, music, drama and some spoken word. The ...

Duffy’s Pop at Politicians/Scotland’s National Poet – Poetry News Roundup October 15th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at Carol Ann Duffy’s final collection of poetry as poet laureate. We also have an article about the new national poet of Scotland. Carol Ann Duffy Takes a Pop at Politicians The UK Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is officially due to end her tenure of the role in 2019. Her latest poetry ...