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Sonia Sanchez Honoured/Angelou Statue/Governer General’s Award – Poetry News Roundup October 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you articles about an event honouring Sonia Sanchez, a statue of Maya Angelou planned for the city of San Francisco and the finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Sonia Sanchez Honoured by Event Sonia Sanchez, the Germantown poet who was the first poet laureate of Philadelphia, was recently awarded the Wallace Stevens $100,000 lifetime ...

Poetry Slam Controversy/Poet Turns Translator/Sheffield’s Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup October 3rd

 

Today we bring you a varied selection of news articles. We begin with a row over a poetry slam entry, we also take a look at the poet who has translated a popular children book in to Scots and finally, we talk about the first poet laureate for Sheffield. Poetry Slam Entry Sparks Row A racist poem entered in a poetry slam competition in ...

Matilda Meets Trump/Controversial Poem Protest/Nobel Prize Shock – Poetry News Roundup October 2nd

 

Today’s poetry news round up on My Poetic Side takes a look at Matilda 30 years on, a protest in India against a controversial poem and we take a brief look at the scandal that has rocked the Nobel prize committee and has ended in a jail term. When Matilda Met Trump Matilda, the children’s character from the Roald Dahl books has been ...

Bronte Inspires Poetry Event/Royal Backs Poetry Campaign/Kerouac Tribute – Poetry News Roundup October 1st

 

In the run up to National Poetry Day, which will take place later this week we take a look at a Bronte inspired event that will combine poetry and music. We also have a poetry campaign backed by the Duchess of Cornwall and finally a tribute to legendary Beat poet Jack Kerouac. Bronte Poetry to be Brought to Life In a historic house that ...

Poet’s Park in Disrepair/Giovanni’s talks/Leonard Cohen’s Last Week – Poetry News Roundup September 28th

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week takes a look at a park that has fallen into disrepair, Nikki Giovanni kicking of a series of talks at a college and the last works of Leonard Cohen. Junk Site all that Remains of Newport Park Linked to Famous Poet A once stunning park in the city of Newport, which was often associated with ...

Troubadour at Poetry Festival/Poetry with Coffee/Neruda Screening – Poetry News Roundup September 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the role of Troubadour that has been created for the Ledbury Poetry Festival. We also look at the coffee company giving out poetry and the screening of a film about Pablo Neruda. Wandering Troubadour Appointed for Ledbury Poetry Festival Troubadour of the Hills is the official title that has been given to Jean Atkin, ...

Swenson House Construction Begins/Poet Helps Fundraiser/WW1 Poetry Competition for Kids – Poetry News Roundup September 26th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at a University house that is being built to honour a former alum, the poet giving his time to a fundraiser and a First World War themed poetry competition for school children. Work on House Honouring Poet Begins CHaSS, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is based at the State University in Utah, began ...

Literary Festivals/Walt Whitman Event – Poetry News Roundup September 25th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at a couple of literary festivals. We also have an article about a one-off musical event inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman. Chester Literary Festival 2018 The star names for this year’s festival which will take place from 10th November to 1st December have been announced. The event which will be taking place in Storyhouse ...

Wilfred Owen/Nasimi Festival/Poets in Space – Poetry News Roundup September 24th

 

We start the week on My Poetic Side with an article about Wilfred Owen. We also take a look at the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts and Spirituality, and finally, the possibility of sending poets into space. The Wilfred Owen Map As part of Shropshire’s Wilfred Owen 100 commemorations, being held to mark the end of World War One, a map was unveiled ...

Tatour Release/Pool Named for Poet/Man Booker Prize – Poetry News Roundup September 21st

 

Our final news roundup of the week looks at the release of Dareen Tatour, a pool named for a poet that is to be renovated and the short list for the Man Booker Prize Poet Released from Prison The Arab Israeli poet Dareen Tatour, who was sentenced to 5 months in jail back in July, has been released. Tatour was originally arrested in October 2015 ...