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Derek Walcott Poetry Prize/Laureate’s House for Sale/Punjabi Poet’s Google Doodle – Poetry News Roundup September 2nd

 

Our first poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the debut of the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize. We also have a short story about the former house of a poet laureate that is up for sale, and finally, the Google Doodle celebrating what would have been the 100th Birthday of a Punjabi poet. Walcott Poetry Prize Debuted...

Emirati Women’s Poetry Award/Headstone for Poet/Smithsonian Preservation – Poetry News Roundup August 30th

 

Our final poetry news roundup of the week looks at the award for Emirati women poets, the poet who is to get a headstone after 124 years and the burial fabrics of a poet that are to be preserved by the Smithsonian. Award Launched to Celebrate Emirati Women Poets Coinciding with Women’s Day in the ...

Nasimi Festival/Emily Dickinson Lecture/Tree Collapse – Poetry News Roundup August 29th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at the Nasimi Festival, the Emily Dickinson Lecture and the 400-year-old-tree that is in danger of collapsing. 2019 Nasimi Festival The Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts and Spirituality, a four-day long cultural extravaganza, is being set up in Azerbaijan. The festival is being planned to ...

Archives for James Withers – Poetry News August 28th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the archives of a mostly forgotten poet that have been gifted to the archive of the Cambridge University Library. Forgotten Poems to be Archived by Cambridge University Cambridge University archivists are to step forward and save a rare collection of handwritten poems by James Withers, ...

Limerick’s Literary Gift/Slave Trade Rememberance/Kazi Nazrul Islam Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup August 27th

 

Today, our poetry news round up takes a look at the donation of literary works gifted to the University of Limerick. We also have an article about the memorial of the International Day of the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and he 43rd death anniversary of the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Library at University of Limerick Receives Donated ...

Jailed Poet/African Slaves Marked by Poem/UK Poet Laureate’s First Months – Poetry News Roundup August 26th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet who has been jailed, the anniversary of the first enslaved Africans in the US marked by a poet and Simon Armitage’s first couple of months as poet laureate. Poet handed jail sentence Rita Wong, an associate professor and award-winning poet has been ...

Poet’s Church Lottery Boost/Was Keats a Graverobber – Poetry News Roundup July 26th

 

Our final poetry news of the weeks looks at the church with connections to a poet that has received a lottery boost and the possibility that the poet John Keats was a graverobber. Church Gets Lottery Boost Church-goers in Kelloe are celebrating the £193,000 cash boost from the lottery that will assist them in ...

Manley Festival/Ilkley Festival/Burns’ Musical – Poetry News Roundup July 24th

 

Today in our poetry roundup, we take a look at this year’s Gerard Manley Festival. We also have an article and about the Ilkley Literature Festival and Robert Burns the Musical. Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival The town of Monasterevin in Ireland is getting ready for the two-day Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival this weekend. ...