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Tennyson Collection/Moth Prize/Poet’s Baseball Purchase – Poetry News Roundup May 9th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we look at the latest addition to the Tennyson Collection, the winner of this year's Moth Poetry Prize and the poet who bought 7000 basketball game tickets. Lincolnshire’s Tennyson Collection Receives Royal Addition The Tennyson archives, which are located in Lincolnshire, have received a new addition in the form of ...

UK Poet Laureate Problems – Poetry News May 6th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the ongoing saga of the position of UK poet laureate. The Job that Nobody Seems to Want! Last week we mentioned that the poet Imtiaz Dharker was presumed the most likely candidate for the position of UK poet laureate which ...

Somaliland Poet Sentenced/Poet Changes Secondary School/Google’s Poetry Algorithm – Poetry News Roundup May 3rd

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the Somaliland poet who has been sentenced to three years in prison, the poet who changed a secondary school, and Google's poetry algorithm. Somaliland Poet Handed Prison Sentence We have previously reported on the young poet who had been arrested in Somaliland ...

Les Murray Passes Away – Poetry News May 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you the sad news that Les Murray, the Australian literary giant, has passed away aged 80. Australian Literary Giant Les Murray Dies Aged 80 A distinguished poet and figure of Australian letters, Les Murray, passed away on Monday at the age of 80. His death was confirmed by ...