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Rumi Commemorated/ Works to Enter Public Domain – Poetry News Roundup December 21st

 

Our final news round up of the week looks at the annual commemorations of the poet Rumi. We also look at the first works to enter the public domain in the US in over 20 years. Rumi Commemorated in Turkey The mystic poet Meylana Jala ad-Din, who is more commonly known as Rumi, died 745 years ago, but in Turkey they still commemorate ...

Gold Medal Awarded/F1 Haikus – Poetry News Roundup December 20th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at the recipient of this years Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the Haikus of the F1 racing driver. Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry Recipient 2018 Named A professor of poetry from Leeds University, Simon Armitage, has been named as the latest recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. The former probation officer writes about everyday ...

Walker Comes Under Fire/Did Shooting Influence Poetry? – Poetry News Roundup December 19th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Alice Walker, who has come under fire for her mention of an antisemitic book. We also look at the possible influence of the Gibraltar shooting on the poetry of Seamus Heaney. Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Under Fire for Praising “Antisemitic” Book Former Pulitzer Prize winner and award-winning poet Alice Walker has come under ...

Meng Lang Passes Away/French Literature Fetches High Price – Poetry News Roundup December 18th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we bring you the sad news of the death of the poet Meng Lang. We also have a short article about a piece of French literature that has fetched the greatest price at auction. Poet Who Promoted Dissident Chinese Writers Dies Aged 57 The poet Meng Lang, who was responsible for the promotion of the Nobel Peace Prize ...

Rightmove Mansion/Plath Poem Purchase – Poetry News Roundup December 17th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet’s former mansion proving to be a big hit on Rightmove. We also have an article about the purchase of a rare Sylvia Plath poem. Poets Former Home Most Viewed Property on Rightmove Rightmove, the property site, has created a list of their 2018 most viewed properties. Their data gurus ...

Cultural Appropriation/Turkish Grand Awards/Lifetime Achievement – Poetry News Roundup December 14th

 

Our final news round up of the week takes a look at an article about cultural appropriation, the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards in Turkey and finally, the winner of the Porter Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award. NHL-Themed Totem Poles Called Out by Aboriginal Poet [caption id="attachment_13343" align="alignleft" width="225"] A[/caption] The former poet laureate of Halifax, Rebecca Thomas, who is Mi’kmaw, has been receiving huge amounts ...

Faber Prize Winner/Footballers’ Poetry/Awwad Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup December 13th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you articles about the winner of the Geoffrey Faber prize winner for 2017, and the Footballers who are helping primary school children with their poetry. We also have an article about the death of the Lebanese poet Maurice Awwad. Geoffrey Faber Prize 2017 Gwendoline Riley has been announced as the winner of the Geoffrey Memorial Prize for ...

Forgotten Works Found/Ulster Museum Display/Poetry Machines – Poetry News Roundup December 12th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we have yet more forgotten works that have been found, this time some of Anne Sextons earliest poems, the poet's painting to go on display in the Ulster Museum and finally, the students who have won a grant for their poetry machines. Forgotten Early Works by Anne Sexton Found A collection of four poems and an essay ...

Google Doodle for Jewish Poet/Wole Winner/Wirral Horn Award – Poetry News Roundup December 11th

 

Today in our poetry news round up, we take a look at the Google Doodle dedicated to a Jewish poet. We also have the winner of the Wole Soyinka Poetry Prize and finally the Wirral Horn Award given to the Wilfred Owen Story. Google Doodle Celebrates German Born Jewish Poet The German born Jewish poet Nelly Sachs was celebrated yesterday in a Google ...

For Colored Girls/Anchorage Twitter Poetry – Poetry News Roundup December 10th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the play by Ntozake Shange which is taking to the stage. We also look at the poetry that forms part of the earthquake archive of the museum of Anchorage. For Colored Girls Comes to Open Stage in Harrisburg The award-winning play by Ntozake Shange is to make its appearance on ...