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Duchess of Sussex Mothers Day Tribute/Ageism Row over Professor Role – Poetry News Roundup May 14th

 

Today we look at articles about Meghan Markle’s Mother’s Day message and the ageism row over the Oxford University professor of poetry position. Mother’s Day Message from Meghan Markle On Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle took to Instagram to share a picture of her newborn baby son’s feet. Whilst Mother’s Day in the ...

UK’s New Poet Laureate – Poetry News May 13th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with an article about the new poet laureate of the UK. The UK’s New Poet Laureate After many months of speculation, multiple poets ruling themselves out of the running and a week with no poet laureate at all, the announcement of a new poet ...

Ferlinghetti Festival/Fight for Whitman’s Home – Poetry News Roundup May 10th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at a festival that honoured Lawrence Ferlinghetti. We also have an article about the continued fight to have Walt Whitman’s former home saved with a preservation order. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Honoured by Bay Area Book Festival Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti poses on Monday, Jan. 15, 1988 in San Francisco ...

Tennyson Collection/Moth Prize/Poet’s Baseball Purchase – Poetry News Roundup May 9th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we look at the latest addition to the Tennyson Collection, the winner of this year's Moth Poetry Prize and the poet who bought 7000 basketball game tickets. Lincolnshire’s Tennyson Collection Receives Royal Addition The Tennyson archives, which are located in Lincolnshire, have received a new addition in the form of ...

UK Poet Laureate Problems – Poetry News May 6th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the ongoing saga of the position of UK poet laureate. The Job that Nobody Seems to Want! Last week we mentioned that the poet Imtiaz Dharker was presumed the most likely candidate for the position of UK poet laureate which ...

Somaliland Poet Sentenced/Poet Changes Secondary School/Google’s Poetry Algorithm – Poetry News Roundup May 3rd

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the Somaliland poet who has been sentenced to three years in prison, the poet who changed a secondary school, and Google's poetry algorithm. Somaliland Poet Handed Prison Sentence We have previously reported on the young poet who had been arrested in Somaliland ...

Les Murray Passes Away – Poetry News May 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we bring you the sad news that Les Murray, the Australian literary giant, has passed away aged 80. Australian Literary Giant Les Murray Dies Aged 80 A distinguished poet and figure of Australian letters, Les Murray, passed away on Monday at the age of 80. His death was confirmed by ...