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Natan Zach Passes Away – Poetry News November 9th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with the news that the Hebrew poet Natan Zach has died aged 89. Natan Zach Dies Aged 89 A winner of the Israel Prize and one of the most important Hebrew poets of all time, Natan Zach, has died aged 89. As a young writer in 1959, Zach rose to fame in the world of Hebrew ...

Poets’ Lives Books/CBC Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 6th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at two new books celebrating the lives of poets. We also look at the shortlist for this years CBC Poetry Prize. Tribute Paid to First World War Poet by Author A new work that honours the war poet Wilfred Owen has been written by Sue Fraser, the Hornsea author. Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, who ...

Controversial Poetry Book/Poetry And Art Combine/Elgin Awards – Poetry News Roundup November 5th

 

Today, we take a look at the poetry book causing controversy in an American school, an exhibition blending poetry and art and the 2020 Elgin Awards. Parents Sue School Over Poetry Book in the Curriculum Parents of pupils attending the North Carolina Lake Norman Charter School are suing the school board over the inclusion of an award-winning poetry book in the teaching curriculum. The ...

Val Warner Passes Away – Poetry News November 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the life and death of Val Warner, the acclaimed editor and poet, who has passed away aged 74. Val Warner Dies aged 74 The acclaimed editor, poet and Scholar Val Warner who was responsible for the rediscovery of Charlotte Mew the “forgotten” poet has passed away at the age of 74. Warner had a very unique ...

Galway Stones’ Inscription/ Vote The Earth – Poetry News Roundup November 3rd

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the mystery Galway stones inscribed with a poem and the Vote the Earth project. Galway Gate Jigsaw Puzzle Featured Ode by Horace In Galway, an ancient pillar inscribed in Latin has been found in a load of cut stone that has come from Lugalla the former Wicklow estate of the Guinness heir, Garech de Brun. The pillar was included ...

Alicante Airport’s New Name/Kweyol Competition/Poet Booked For Inciting Violence – Poetry News Roundup November 2nd

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the new name for the Alicante Airport, the winners of this years Kweyol Poetry Competition and the poet who has been booked for inciting violence. Airport Gets New Name A decision has been made regarding the Alicante-Elche Airport. On Friday, it was confirmed by the Minister of Public Works that name ...

Dylan Thomas Digitised/New Writing Prize – Poetry News Roundup October 30th

 

Our final poetry round-up of the week takes a look at the digitising of the Dylan Thomas archives and the winners of this year's Queen Mary Wasafiri Writing Prize. International Collection of Dylan Thomas Goes Digital Notebooks, photographs, and manuscripts that chronicle the life of Dylan Thomas the Welsh poet will soon be available to view online as part of a digital archive. The ...

Di Prima Passes Away – Poetry News October 29th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we have an article about the death of the feminist Beats poet Diane di Prima. Feminist Poet Diane di Prima Dies at 86 The feminist beats poet Diane di Prima has died, aged 86.  Di Prima, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, died in San Francisco with her partner of the last 42 years by her side. Di prima ...

Deafblind Poet Wins Grant/The Diplomatic Gift Of Poetry/Qi Deng-Sheng Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup October 28th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at the deafblind poet who was won a grant, the poetry book that has been a popular diplomatic gift and the Taiwanese poet who has died at the age of 81. Deafblind Poet Wins $50,000 Grant The deafblind poet and essayist John Lee Clark, who lives in Hopkins, has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the ...

Lucille Clifton’s Home Haven – Poetry News October 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the former home of the poet Lucille Clifton which is set to become a haven for artists and activists. Home of Celebrated Poet to Become Creative Haven During her lifetime, Lucille Clifton was a prolific poet and writer of children’s books. In the 1960s she was bought to the attention of the public ...