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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...

Caterpillar Prize/Greek Coin Commemoration/Kickstarter for Poetry – Poetry News Roundup June 5th

 

Today we bring you articles about the Caterpillar Poetry Prize, a commemorative coin in Greece that will honour a poet and the Kickstarter project to fund a poetry book. The Caterpillar Poetry Prize The winner of this annual prize that is given for an unpublished child’s poem, that has been written by adults has been announced as Coral Rumble. The winning poem is titled “Mustafa’s ...

Nepalese National Poet’s ill-health/Photographs/Hikmet Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup June 4th

 

Our first news round-up of the week takes a look at the failing health of the National Poet of Nepal, a collection of photographs that has gone up for sale and the 55thanniversary of the death of Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet. Madhav Prasad Ghimire Re-admitted to Hospital Last week we reported on the National poet of Nepal who is in his nineties and had ...

Palestinian Poetry Competition / New Oregon Poet Laureate / $100,000 Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup June 1st

 

Our final news round up of the weeks takes a look at a Palestinian poetry competition, the new poet laureate of Oregon who is following in his fathers footsteps and finally the winner of this years Ruth Lilly Poetry Award. Award Winners Announced in Palestinian Poetry Competition The International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza (ICBSG) announced the winners of their poetry and ...

Visual poetry / coping with gun violence / pro racer turned poet – Poetry News Roundup May 31st

 

In today’s poetry news round-up, we take a look at a pro cyclocross racer that has turned poet, the amazing visual poetry display in Mayfair, and gunshot survivors that have turned to poetry to process their pain.   Mayfair gallery displays visual poetry until July 7th   London residents and tourists will have the opportunity to view visual poems dating back to the 1970s at the ...