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Museum Dedication/Writer Of The Year – Poetry News Roundup December 14th

 

We begin the week on My Poetic Side with a look at the Kazakh Museum dedicated to a poet. We also look at the winner of this year’s Young Writer Award. Museum Dedicated to Abai Kunanbayev Fascinates Visitors This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Abai Kunanbayev, the philosopher, educator, poet and founding father of Kazakh literature. There have been many ...

Barrett Browning’s Letter For Auction/Manglesh Dabral Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup December 11th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at a letter written by Elizabeth Barratt Browning that will be auctioned this month, and the Indian poet who has died aged 72. Letter Written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning up for Auction A letter, written by the poet Elizabeth Browning, in which she describes her lonely quarantine, is to go up for ...

Poets’ Home Reduced/Yeats Letters At Auction/Rendell Award – Poetry News Roundup December 10th

 

Today's poetry news round-up looks at the Lake District house that was the home of two poets that is still up for sale, the WB Yeats letters that fetched a significant amount at auction and the winner of this year's Ruth Rendell Award. Former Lake District Home of Two Famous Poets Sees Price Cut of £50,000 Greta Hall, the stunning Grade I country house ...

Hardy Archive Bid/Poet’s House For Sale – Poetry News Roundup December 9th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we take a look at the archive of Thomas Hardy items that the Dorset Trust is hoping to purchase. We also have a short article about a property linked to a poet that is up for sale. Campaign to Return Thomas Hardy Archives to Dorset Underway A bid is underway to bring a collection of prized archives relating ...

Scott Poetry At Auction – Poetry News December 8th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the collection of poetry by Sir Walter Scott that will be going up for auction shortly. Walter Scott “Lost” Poetry Up for Auction Books of poetry by one of the greatest writers ever produced by Scotland, Sir Walter Scott, that were given to the doctor who helped him regain his health is to go up ...

Tolkien’s House Preservation/Poet’s House Letter – Poetry News Roundup December 7th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the campaign that is hoping to preserve the house where JRR Tolkien once lived. We also look at the closing of Poets House and the letter signed by literary figures protesting its closure. Campaign Looks to Preserve Tolkien House The house at 20 Northmoor Road in Oxford where the poet and ...

Nelson Ball Prize/Bobbitt Awards/Major Chinese Prize – Poetry News Roundup December 4th

 

Today, we end the week with a look at some poetry-related awards and prizes. Shortlist Announced for Inaugural Nelson Ball Prize The list of finalists for the first Nelson Ball prize has been announced. The prize has been named after Nelson Ball the late poet, bookseller and publisher from Paris, Ontario. It is to be awarded for works that were published in either 2018 ...

Kingston Writer’s National Prize/Writer’s Trust Awards – Poetry News Roundup December 3rd

 

Today's poetry news takes a look at the National Poetry Prize awarded to a Kingston Writer. We also take a look at the Writer's Trust Awards. National Poetry Prize for Kingston Writer Armand Garnet Ruffo, a Kingston-based poet, has been named as the winner of the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize for 2020. The prize, worth $25,000 was given to the poet yesterday. The award ...

Daft Days Tradition/Poetry Film Impresses – Poetry News Roundup December 2nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Scots Tradition of “daft days” which is being used by Lidl this Christmas. We also look at the poetry film which has wowed judges. Scots 12 Days of Christmas Resurrected by Lidl A yuletide tradition in Scotland is this year being resurrected by the supermarket chain Lidl as they begin their Christmas campaign. They have launched ...

War Hero Poet’s Works Displayed/O’Rourke Dies In Seoul – Poetry News Roundup December 1st

 

Today's poetry news round-up takes a look at the poet and iconic war hero whose work will be going on display in Jerusalem, and the world's foremost translator of Korean poetry who has died. Items Belonging to Poet Who Was Iconic War Hero to go on Public Display The National Library of Israel has received a collection of photographs, personal items, and unpublished works ...