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Poet’s Museum/Prison Release/Murder Trial – Poetry News Roundup May 8th

 

In today's news roundup we look at the poet’s museum who are trying to raise funds. We also have stories about a poet who has been released from prison and another who is to stand trial for murder. Poets Estate Seeks Financial Support The museum in Austerlitz, New York is seeking financial support in order to remain open. The museum, which is run and ...

Tatour Verdict/Brunel Poetry Prize/Jackson Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup May 4th

 

Our final news round-up of the week brings you articles from all over the world. We look at the case of the poet Dareen Tatour as a verdict is reached in her case, we also look at the winners of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the Jackson Poetry Prize. Dareen Tatour Receives Conviction We have previously brought you news articles about Dareen ...

Poets Property Sale/Steger Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup May 3rd

 

Today’s news roundup covers articles about a property once owned by a poet that is up for sale and the winners of the 2018 Steger Poetry Prize. Poets Cottage is up for Sale A Grade II listed property, located in Highgate North London which was once the home of the war poet A E Housman has just gone up for sale. The “cottage” which has ...

Griffin Prize/National Poetry Video/Poet hits girlfriend – Poetry News Roundup May 2nd

 

Today’s news roundup looks at one of the poets on the shortlist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. We also have a video made to create National Poetry Month and finally the poet who admitted to hitting a former girlfriend during a live Radio show. Cree Poet Shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize Billy-Ray Belcourt a Cree poet who is based in Alberta has been shortlisted ...

Hong Kong Poet’s Cancer Battle/Hay Medal – Poetry News Roundup May 1st

 

In today's roundup, we look at the Hong Kong Poet diagnosed with terminal cancer and the battle to raise funds for his treatment. We also look at this year's Hay Medal winners. Hong Kong Poet Battling Terminal Cancer Meng Lang, an independent Hong Kong poet and publisher who in collaboration with Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel laureate who died in prison last year, co-founded the ...

NYT New Editor/Moth Poetry Award – Poetry News Roundup April 30th

 

In our first news round-up of the week, we take a look at the poet who has been chosen to take over as the new poetry editor for the New York Times Magazine and we also have an article about this year’s winner of the Moth Poetry Award. New Poetry Editor for New York Times Magazine Former U.S Poet Laureate and Commonwealth Professor of ...

News Updates/CLiPPA/Poetry Clothing Line – Poetry News Roundup April 27th

 

In the final news round-up of the week we begin by bringing you an update on a couple of stories we have reported on before. We also bring you an article about the shortlist for the CLiPPA poetry award, and finally the clothing collection inspired by a poet-rapper. Asylum Seeker in National Poetry Competition We bring you a final update on the story we reported on earlier in the week. Having been ...

Ireland Red Label/Bronte Tribute – Poetry News Roundup April 26th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup on My Poetic Side looks at the 2018 Poetry Ireland Red Label project and the Bronte tribute that is being planned for unveiling on the Yorkshire moors later this year. Poetry Ireland Day 2018 Today to mark the 2018 Poetry Ireland day over 1000 small pieces of arts will be released in celebration. These short pieces of poetry which will be ...

Galway Festival/Halifax Laureate – Poetry News Roundup April 25th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at the Galway International Literature Festival and the new poet laureate who has just taken on the two-year role in Halifax. Galway International Literature Festival Monday saw the start of this year’s Galway’s Cúirt International Literature Festival, which saw literary great converging in Galway for the week. The festival which has been running since 1985 is among ...