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Supermarket Poet/Walt Whitman – Poetry News Roundup August 21st

 

Todays poetry round up takes a look at the poet who takes his inspiration from supermarkets and a new book of Walt Whitman poetry that will be published next year. The Supermarket Poet 26-year-old poet Samuel Lee lives in Singapore finds the inspiration for his poetry in a rather unusual day-to-day place, and it has proved to be a great inspiration as he published ...

Byron’s Home to be Protected/ Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life celebrations – Poetry News Roundup August 20th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with a story about the ancestral home of Lord Byron which is shortly to undergo a major programme of works to remove it from the “at risk” register. We also take a look at just some of the many commemorations planned for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister and poet who passed away last week. Poets Ancestral Home “At risk”...

Oxford School of Poetry/AI Chatbot – Poetry News Round Up August 17th

 

In today’s poetry news round up, we bring you a poem that was put together by Xiaoice, which is a Microsoft AI Chatbot. But first, let’s take a look at the launch of the Oxford School of Poetry… The Oxford School of Poetry has been launched Dr Kirsten Norrie, a writer and poet, has recently launched a poetry school, which is based on the ...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee/Picasso Sculpture Poem – Poetry News Roundup August 16th

 

In today’s poetry news round up, we pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a former Indian Prime Minister and acclaimed poet. We also look at the incredible Picasso sculpture poem, which has put together by Gwendolyn Brooks. Former Indian Prime Minister (And Poet) Passes Away Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a former Indian Prime Minister, passed away after a long illness. He died aged 93-years-old in ...

Real Madrid/St Helens – Poetry News Roundup August 15th

 

In today’s poetry round up, we take a look at how the worlds of football and poetry collide in unusual fashion. We also take a look at a poem about St Helen’s anniversary.   Football and Poetry Collide For most football fans, it has been a long wait for the start of the season to begin. Of course, the delight of the World Cup gave ...

Lake District/Most Difficult Poem To Read – Poetry News Roundup August 14th

 

In today’s poetry news round up, we take a look at a poem about the Lake District that has been put together by Tony Walsh. Also, find out if you can pronounce every word in one of the most difficult poems in the English language. Mancunian poet writes a masterpiece celebrating the Lake District Tony Walsh is a name that we have all come ...

Sarah Jessica Parker Pens A Poem/William Blake Is Honoured – Poetry News Roundup August 13th

 

In today’s poetry news round up, we take a look at how Bruce Dickinson honoured William Blake. But first, we take a look at how one famous actress has turned poet…   A beautiful love letter to Ireland from Sarah Jessica Parker You probably know Sarah Jessica Parker for her famous role in Sex and the City. However, she has been showing off her writing ...

Which Poets were Contemporary to each other?

 

Like musicians, poets often move in similar circles. You may be aware of some of the famous connections between poets, like Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. However, there are plenty of other relationships and links that aren’t as well known. Not only this, but it is interesting to note poets that were producing their best works at the same time, even if they did not have a personal connection. ...

Rachel Bower/Poetry-Spouting Lion – Poetry News Roundup August 10th

 

In today’s poetry news roundup, we will take a look at the incredible poetry-spouting lion that is going to be installed in Trafalgar Square next month. But first, let’s take a look at a new collection of poetry from Rachel Bower… New poetry collection from Rachel Bower, a Sheffield-based poet Sheffield-based poet, Rachel Bower, released a new collection of poetry last month, which explores ...

Poetry Rediscovered In Lancashire/Robots Writing Poems – Poetry News Round Up August 9th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up, we have robots being trained to write poetry! But first, we are going to take a look at an amazing discovery of 300 works from Lancashire writers and mill workers. 300 poems from mill workers in Lancashire have been rediscovered Research has recently unearthed 300 works from Lancashire writers and mill workers that were struggling because of the economic ...