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Owen Statue/Bobbitt Prize/Women’s Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 2nd

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week takes a look at another statue to commemorate the life of Wilfred Owen. We also look at the winner of the 2018 Bobbitt Poetry Prize and the winners of the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize. Wilfred Owen Sculpture Unveiled This weekend will see the unveiling of a sculpture inspired by Wilfred Owen, the war poet. ...

War Hero Honoured/Graveside tokens – Poetry News Roundup November 1st

 

Today, our round up of poetry news covers the British War Hero saluted by the Scottish Makar, and the tokens left on the grave of a famous poet. Scottish Makar Salutes Black British War Hero Inspired by the haunting diaries of a soldier who served during the First World War, Jackie Kay, the Scottish Makar has written several poems. A box of photos, notes and ...

Poet’s £130k letter/Dr John Cooper Clarke – Poetry News Roundup October 31st

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you an article about a poet’s letter that fetched over £130,000 at auction, we also take a look at the poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and his trademark look. Poets Apology Letter Fetches £131,000 An apology letter written in 1818 by the poet John Keats has sold for a record amount. The letter was written by ...

Poet President Re-elected/Poppy Appeal Art/Library Fine for Poetry Book – Poetry News Roundup October 30th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we have articles about the poet president who has been elected to a second term, we also have stories about the art installations being unveiled as part of this years Poppy Appeal and finally the 84 year overdue library fine for a poetry book is paid. Irish President and Poet, Michael Higgins Re-Elected Michael Higgins, the Irish incumbent president ...

US Poet and Playwright Passes – Poetry News October 29th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with the news that a significant figure in the US literary world has passed away. Ntozake Shange the US Poet and Playwright Passes Away Ntozake Shange, the US author, playwright and poet who is most well-known for the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide /When the Rainbow is Enuf” which was nominated ...

Russian Poet Passes Away/Old Books Returned/Subway Poetry Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup October 26th

 

Our final news round-up of the weeks looks at the death of a Russian poet, the return to the UK of some rather old books, and finally, the subway poetry that will be on display in its own exhibition. Poet Vladimir Dagurov Passed Away, Aged 78 The Russian poet Vladimir Dagurov has passed away in Moscow aged 78. He died on the 22nd October. ...

Russell Brand/Poetry Slam Australia/Shamsur Rahman Doodle – Poetry News Roundup October 25th

 

Today, our poetry news round up takes a look at Russell Brand as we have never seen him before. We also have an article about the winner of this year’s Poetry Slam Competition in Australia, and finally, the Google Doodle dedicated to the Bangladeshi poet Shamsur Rahman. Bristol Old Vic to Host Brand new Show in November The comedian and activist Russell Brand is ...

Old Possum’s Book/Poet’s Villa for Sale – Poetry News Roundup October 24th

 

Today’s poetry news round up take a look at the companion book for the Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and the poet's villa up for sale in Bucharest. A Companion Collection for Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats To mark the 80th anniversary of the publications of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats - a companion book, the long-awaited sequel that the ...

Mother and Daughter Publish Emily Dickinson/Tree of the Year Winner – Poetry News Roundup October 23rd

 

Today, here at My Poetic Side, we start with a look at the mother and daughter who played a huge part in bringing the poetry of Emily Dickinson to the public. We also take a look at the Scottish winner of this years Tree of the Year. The Mother and Daughter Behind the Emily Dickinson Legacy A new book, “After Emily” that has been ...

Penn University Manuscripts/Pages of the Sea/Ferlinghetti Celebration – Poetry News Roundup October 22nd

 

Today’s poetry new round up takes a look at the students working with the manuscript collection at Penn University, the new beaches added to the Pages of the Sea event and finally a celebration of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Penn University’s Manuscript Collective The University of Pennsylvania has a small group of undergraduate students who are dedicated to exploring the collection of very rare texts that ...