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Poetry Against Violence/Poet Brough Back To Life – Poetry News Roundup July 10th

 

We end the week with a look at the art and poetry project against violence in Kansas City and the online platform bringing a poet back to life. Artist and Poet Pair up to Combat Violence In Kansas City, an artist and a poet have teamed up to help fight against the violence that the local area is facing. In normal times Ada Koch, an ...

Poet’s Favourite Pub For Sale/Laureate’s Pandemic Poetry Push – Poetry News Roundup July 9th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Pub with poetry connections that is up for sale and the poet laureate sharing daily posts during the pandemic. Pub with Poet Connections up for Sale Brown’s Hotel in Laugharne has been put back on the market with a guide price of £795,000. The pub, which is in a Grade II listed building and was a ...

Dante’s Death Marked/Sir Walter Scott’s House Sale/PEN Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 8th

 

Today, we focus on the anniversary marking of Dante's death, the house sale associated with Sir Walker Scott and the PEN Prize. 700th Anniversary of Dante’s Death Marked with Forli Show The Uffizi Gallery, which is in Florence, is putting together a significant show in Forli next year in honour of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante. The gallery director, Heike Schmidt ...

Illinois Search for A Laureate/Swedish Poet Passes Away/Queen Witty Ditties – Poetry News Roundup July 7th

 

Today in our news round-up, we bring you the news that Illinois is looking for a new poet laureate. We also have an article about the death of a Swedish poet and the Queens Witty Ditties. New Poet Laureate Sought for Illinois The Governor of the state of Illinois is looking for someone to fill the post of poet laureate, a post which has ...

Coleridge Burial Site Renovation/Google Doodle For Thai Poet – Poetry News Roundup July 6th

 

We begin the week with a look at the plans to refurbish the burial site of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. We also have a short article about the Google Doodle dedicated to a Thai poet. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Burial Site to be Refurbished The Coleridge Trust, which was set up earlier this year has plans to refurbish Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s crypt and create a ...

Louisa May Alcott’s Unpublished Manuscript/Poet’s Words Could Be Removed – Poetry News Roundup July 3rd

 

We end another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at an unpublished Louisa May Alcott manuscript and the words of a poet on a statue that is the latest to be at risk of removal in the US. Unpublished Manuscript Discovered A previously unpublished, and unfinished, manuscript by the author and poet Louisa May Alcott has been discovered by The ...

Posthumous Laureate/America’s Got Poets/Wales Book Of The Year – Poetry News Roundup July 2nd

 

Today in our news round-up, we have the posthumous Poet Laureate, the spoken word artist wowing Americas Got Talent and the shortlist for the Wales Book of the Year award. Honorary Poet Laureate Posthumously Named The late country and folk legend John Prine has been posthumously named as the honorary Poet Laureate of his home state Illinois. Prine died at the age of 73 in ...

Pushcart Prize/The Star-Spangled Banner – Poetry News Roundup July 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the winner of this year's Pushcart Prize and the origins of The Star-Spangled Banner. Poet Finally Gets the Prize Finally, after 30 years of nominations, Jo McDougall has won a Pushcart Prize. The poet, who is 84, had heard rumours that she might have won but hadn’t been told through any official chancel, so rang Pushcart Press ...

Burns’ Link To Slavery/Rosen’s Recovery – Poetry News Roundup June 30th

 

Robert Burns and the Link to Slavery The Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns has become the subject of one of the latest discussions over statues in America. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter campaign his name, along with many others has been linked to the questionable acts that took place in America's history, most specifically slavery. People are calling for ...

Dodge Poetry Festival/Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup June 29th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the Dodge Poetry Festival. We also look at the shortlist for this years Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize. Online Move for N.J. Poetry Festival The Dodge Poetry Festival, a major New Jersey Poetry Festival has confirmed that it will be going ahead this year but will be moving online because of coronavirus. ...