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WW1 Restoration/Poetry and Art – Poetry News Roundup 27th February

 

In today’s round of poetry articles from around the globe, we look at a story about a substantial grant that has been awarded for the restoration of the WWI cemetery that is the final resting place of two important poets. We also have an article about an art installation that combines poetry with art. 3.9million Euro Grant for Cemetery A grant of a huge ...

BRIT Award Poet/Douglas Anderson Festival/Lee Bennett Hopkins – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

 

We start the new week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet nominated for a BRIT Award. We also have articles about the Douglas Anderson Writers Festival and finally 2018 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award The Brit Awards 2018 The BRIT Awards, the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music awards have been around for quite a while now, with the ...

Tota Kaneko Passes Away – Poetry News February 23rd

 

In our final article of the week, we take a look at the life of the poet Tota Kaneko, who has sadly passed away at the age of 98. Tota Kaneko, Haiku Poet Passes Away at the age of 98 We have learned that one of the leading figures in the world of the postwar haikus, Tota Kaneko passed away on 20th February. He ...

Grief and Poetry/Museum Anniversary/Rita Dove – Poetry News Roundup February 22nd

 

In today’s poetry new round-up we take a look at the role poetry can play in moments of grief. We also look at the museum that is celebrating its 250th anniversary with big refurbishment plans and the poet Rita Dove who will be giving a commencement address and receiving an honorary degree at Smiths College in May. Vigil for School Shooting Victims When grief ...

Kingsley Tuft/Black Panther Poet/Dyer-Ives – Poetry News Roundup February 21st

 

In today’s round-up of poetry-related news articles we look at this years Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the poet who was inspired by the film “Black Panther” and the 50th year of the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition. Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Won by Patricia Smith The winner of this year’s Kingsley Tufts Poetry award is Patricia Smith who has won with her collection “Incendiary Art: Poems”. The ...

Banjo’s Bash/Ko Un – Poetry News Roundup February 20th

 

In today's poetry news round-up we bring you the 5th Annual Banjos Bash Poetry Festival in honour of Banjo Patterson and we also take a look at the poet Ko Un in the wake of the allegations of sexual harassment that suggest he is the unnamed poet in the poetry of Choi Young Mi. Banjo Bash Poetry Festival This weekend saw around 250 people ...

Vietnamese Poetry translation/Under Armour Poet – Poetry News Roundup February 19th

 

In our first poetry news round-up of the week, we bring you an article about a Vietnamese translator who has won an award for her poetry translation. We also take a look at the new Under Armour advert featuring the Olympic Athlete Lindsey Vonn, and set to a poem from Safia Elhillo. Russian Honour Awarded to Vietnamese Literary Translator Vietnamese born literary translator Nguyen ...

Toe Loss Poet/Tower of London Poet/Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poetry News Roundup February 16th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we take a look at the man who found poetry following the loss of a toe, the appointment of the first poet in residence for The Tower of London and finally a poetry reading to mark the 126th anniversary of the birth of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Toe Amputation Leads to Poetry Mission Poetry ...

Poet Prince Passes Away – Poetry News February 15th

 

In today's poetry roundup we bring you the news that Prince Henrik of Denmark, who was a published poet, has died at the age of 83. The Poet Prince Consort Dies at the Age of 83 Prince Henrik of Denmark, who was amongst other things a published poet, Prince Consort to Queen Margrethe II (although he denounced the title when he retired from public office ...

Valentine’s Day/Caldecott Honour/Granada Poetry Festival – Poetry News Roundup February 14th

 

In today's poetry news round-up we have an article about the poet who is believed to have “invented” Valentine’s Day, we take a look at the poet awarded the Caldecott Honour and the 14th International Poetry Festival in Granada. Valentine’s Day February 14th, we have all heard of it, many of us celebrate it but relatively few people are aware of its origins. Thought to ...