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Wordsworth Mass Reading/Oregon Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup April 28th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the mass reading of poetry by Wordsworth and the appointment of the 10th Oregon poet laureate. Mass Readings Mark 250th Anniversary celebrations Descendants of the poet William Wordsworth have been joined by several celebrities, including Brian Cox and Stephen Fry, as well as some members of the public to record a number ...

Lost VE Verse/Jamaican Poetry Translation – Poetry News Roundup April 27th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the lost verse that will help celebrate VE day. We also have a short article about  Jamaican poetry book translated into Chinese. “Lost” Verse To Help Mark VE Day A poem by Edmund Blunden, who was the longest-serving First World War poet will be helped in the VE day celebrations ...

Poets Papers Acquired/Dantedi Celebration/#Comfortandhope – Poetry News Roundup April 24th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we look at the poet’s papers acquired by a library, the police celebrating Dantedi and #comfortandhope Poet's Papers Acquired by The Huntington The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has announced that it has taken possession of papers the belonged to Dana Gioia. The poet was the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts ...

Living Record Of Coronavirus/Earth Day Message/#ComfortAndHope – Poetry News Roundup April 23rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the poets making a living record of Coronavirus, an Earth Day message and more #comfortandhope. Living Record of Coronavirus Created by Poets Carol Ann Duffy, the former poet laureate of the UK, is spearheading a project which will see a number of British poets creating a “living record” of the Coronavirus pandemic. The international project ...

#ComfortAndHope/Ondaatje Prize/Iqbal Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup April 22nd

 

Today's poetry news roundup looks at #comfortandhope, the shortlist for the Ondaatje Prize and the death anniversary of Allama Iqbal. #Comfortandhope We begin today's poetry news round-up with a look at a couple more of the #comfortandhope articles from the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. At the end of last week, it was the turn of Martha Kearney who chose to read The Lake ...

Scottish Makar’s Poem/Blue Peter Poet/Tennyson Stars – Poetry News Roundup April 21st

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we look at the new poem by the Scottish Makar, the schoolgirl who has received a Blue Peter badge for her poetry and the stars reading Tennyson. Jackie Kay, Scottish Makar Writes Tribute to Essential Workers The Scottish Makar, Jackie Kay has penned a new poem as a tribute to thank those workers deemed essential for everything that ...

Ancient Mariner/Du Fu Documentary – Poetry News Roundup April 20th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the re-imagining of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and a BBC documentary on the Chinese poet Du Fu. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Revisited Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, one of the most celebrated poems in English Literature, is getting something of a makeover ...

Gaza City’s Stay At Home Message/Literary Home For Sale/#ComfortAndHope – Poetry News Roundup April 17th

 

We end the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the artists in Gaza City who are trying to spread the message about staying at home amongst the poorest communities. We also look at Swiss home with literary connections that is up for sale and we have more #comfortandhope poetry. Gazan Artists Inspire People to Stay Home Artists in Gaza City ...

National Attar Day/Collins Virtual Reading – Poetry News Roundup April 16th

 

On this day, we take a look at the National day of Attar. We also take a look at Billy Collins' Virtual poetry reading. National Day of Attar of Nishapur Marked The 13th of April is a significant day for Iranians in their history, it marks the day that they commemorate the life and works of Attar of Nishapur, the great Persian mystic and ...

17th- Century Hidden Poem/More #ComfortAndHope – Poetry News Roundup April 15th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we look at hidden poem recently found in a 17th-century document and more #comfortandhope poetry. Hidden Poem Found in Plea Roll from 17th Century A poem by the poet Robert Dover has been uncovered, where it was hidden in a plea roll, which is a legal document, that dates back to the 17th century. The parchment, which belongs to ...