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Prince Phillip Tribute/Zephaniah’s Concerns/Pre Space Poetry – Poetry News Roundup 13th April

 

Today in our poetry news round up we look at a poetic tribute to the Late Prince Philip, Benjamin Zephaniah’s concerns over the police and the poetry recital before a space flight. Poet Laureate's Tribute to Late Prince Philip On the first anniversary of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh the Royal family have shared a tribute penned by Simon Armitage, the poet ...

New Laureate Announced/Whiting Award Winner/Neruda Museums’ Struggle – Poetry News Roundup April 11th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the new poet laureate in Miami-Dade, the winner of the Whiting Award 2022 and the struggles of the Pablo Neruda Museums. Miami-Dade Gets First Poet Laureate In 2013 the poet Richard Blanco served as the fifth inaugural poet in the United States. He read “One Today” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. On 7th April ...

Tree Planted For Shelley/National Poetry Competition Winner Announced – Poetry News Roundup April 6th

 

Today we look at the importance of the tree planted to mark the bicentenary of the death of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and the winner of the National Poetry Competition. Bicentenary of Death of Shelley Marked with Tree Planting The 200 year anniversary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the Horsham-born poet, has been marked with the official planting of a ...

Wheatley Letter Display/Windham-Campbell Prize Awarded – Poetry News Roundup April 4th

 

We begin the week with a look at a rare Phillis Wheatley letter that is to go on display in a museum, and we also have an article about this years winner of the Windham-Campbell prize. Rare Phillis Wheatley Letter Acquired by Museum A rare printing of a letter by Phillis Wheatley has been acquired by the Museum of the American Revolution. Wheatley ...

Tupac Auction/Hernandez Anniversary/Spoken Word Poet Nomination – Poetry News Roundup March 30th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we look at Tupac Shakur’s poetry up for auction, the anniversary of the death of Miguel Hernandez and the spoken word poet who has been nominated for an award. Unpublished Childhood Poetry of Tupac Shakur Put up For Auction When Tupac Shakur was just 11 years old, he penned a booklet filled with haikus for Jamal ...

Poet Quoted At Supreme Court/Poet’s Statue Protected – Poetry News Roundup March 28th

 

We begin the week with a look at the poet who was quoted at a supreme court confirmation hearing, and the work going on to protect a statue of a national poet. The History of a Poem Used at Confirmation Hearing During the recent confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Senator Cory Brooker chose to read aloud from ...

Oldham Gets Visit From Laureate/Actors Read Poetry For Ukraine – Poetry News Roundup March 23rd

 

Today in our news round up we look at Simon Armitage’s alphabet tour and the actors reading poetry for Ukraine. Oldham Awaits Visit from Simon Armitage Simon Armitage, the poet laureate, is embarking on a new leg of this UK library tour that is scheduled to last 10 year. The next stop on his list will be Oldham. This week he will be visiting the ...

Queen’s Audience With Poet/Kim Stafford Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup March 21st

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the Queen’s audience with Grace Nichols and the exhibition on the work of Kim Stafford. Poet Grace Nichols Has Face-to-face Audience with Queen The Queen carried out another face-to-face meeting at the end of last week when she met with poet Grace Nichols. The Guyanese poet was at Windsor Castle to ...

White Review Prize/Poet-Named Pub Bombed/Sylvia Plath Book Released – Poetry News Roundup March 16th

 

Today’s poetry news round up looks at the White Review Poet’s Prize Winner for 2022, the bombing of a poet-named pub and the new book looking at the life of Sylvia Plath. White Review Poet’s Prize Winner for 2022 The winner of the 2022 White Review Poet’s Prize has been announced. Fahad Al-Amoudi, has been awarded the £2500 prize for what he judges described ...

Coleridge Exhibition/Laureate’s New Ukraine War Poem – Poetry News Roundup March 14th

 

Our first poetry news roundup of the week looks at the Coleridge exhibition at the Museum of Somerset and the new poem from the poet laureate Simon Armitage. Coleridge Manuscript Returns to Where it Was Written A handwritten copy of Kubla Khan, the poem that Samuel Taylor Coleridge claims came to him in a drug-induced reverie, is to be put on display at ...