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Catwalk Poetry/Gwendolyn Brooks Play/100th Birthday of Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Poetry News Roundup March 6th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we have more poetry on the catwalk, a play about the life of Gwendolyn Brooks and the 100th Birthday of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. More Poetry on the Catwalk Earlier this week we brought you the story of the designer who used poets to describe his fashion for this season's look. He is ...

Repatriation of Emperor/Females to replace men in syllabus – Poetry News Roundup March 5th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we look at the poet who has lent his voice to the campaign to repatriate remains from an Ethiopian emperor to the people of Ethiopia. We also look at the girls' school calling for the replacement of "Stale males" in the exam syllabus. Poet Backs Campaign to repatriate Ethiopian Remain...

Doolin Poetry Prize/Nasimi Piece Found/Armenian Poet’s House Demolished – Poetry News Roundup February 28th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the winner of the Doolin Poetry Prize. We also have an article about a piece of previously unknown work by the poet Nasimi which has just been found and the former home of an Armenian poet that has been demolished. Doolin Poetry Prize Winner A poem ...

Lost Poem Found/Porter Poetry Prize/Longfellow Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

 

Today's poetry news roundup takes a look at a lost poem, the shortlist for the 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the town preparing to celebrate the 212th anniversary of the birth of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Poem from 1893 Reunited with Authors Family A high school teacher in Oklahoma has been collecting used books for a number of years and over that time has ...

£900 Poetry Book/Laureate Hunt – Poetry News Roundup February 25th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the £900 poetry book. We also have an article about the hunt for the new poet laureate. Poem Book Selling on Amazon for £900 Henry Mair, the Irvine writer and poet, who has been writing for almost 50 years, was amazed to discover that “Alone I Rebel”, his acclaimed autobiography, which ...