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TikTok Helps Poetry Book Sell/Emily Dickinson Talk – Poetry News Roundup March 2nd

 

Today in our round up of poetry related news events we look at the TikTok dream that boosted sales of an obscure poetry book and the Emily Dickinson talk that is the next UMF New Commons Project event. Sales of Obscure Poetry Collection Soar Following TikToker’s dream The publishers of Russel Thornton’s poetry collection “The Fifth Window” have had to order it to be ...

Films For Forgotten Poet/Langston Hughes Contest – Poetry News Roundup February 28th

 

We begin the week with a look at the short films that have been made to honour a forgotten poet. We also have a short article about an oratory contest to honour Langston Hughes. Works by “Forgotten” Poet from 19th Century to be Made into Film The selected works of a 19th century poet who has been largely forgotten are to be immortalised as ...

The Waste Land App/Rare Book Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup February 23rd

 

Today in our round up of poetry news, we look at The Waste Land app, and an exhibition of rare books including several poetry books never seen before in public. The Waste Land App for iPhone Launched by Faber To celebrate the centenary of The Waste Land poem by T S Eliot, Faber are launching their award winning app of the same name ...

Shelley Anniversary/African American Poetry Donation/Maya Angelou’s Son Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup February 21st

 

Today in our poetry news, we look at the marking of the 200th anniversary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the collection of African American poetry donated to LSU and the death of Maya Angelou’s son. Rome and the Shelleys The 200th anniversary of the date of that Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned is being marked by the Keats-Shelley House, which is ...

Ghalib Death Anniversary/New Hampshire Poet/Khalil Gibran Musical – Poetry News Roundup February 2022

 

In today's poetry news round up we have the death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib, the new poet for Hampshire and the Khalil Gibran “musical”. Death Anniversary of Mirza Ghalib The poet Mirza Ghalib, born Mirza Assadullah Baig Khan, has been remembered on the anniversary of his death, 15th February. The poet, who is considered to be one of the greatest Urdu language poets ...

Black History Month Commemoration / Reading For Worcester Poet / Siegfried Sassoon Film – Poetry News Roundup February 14th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the planned commemoration plaque for a poet during Black History Month, the commemoration of a poet's birth anniversary and Benediction, the film about Siegfried Sassoon. License Plate to Commemorate Black History Month Willis Blackshear Jr, the State Representative for Ohio, confirmed during a press conference that took place on 11thFebruary that ...

Missing Poet Action Needed/Russian Teacher Resigns Over Poetry – Poetry News Roundup February 9th

 

Today in our poetry news story round up we look at the writers calling for action over a poet who has been missing for a year, and the teacher who recited poetry and was forced out of her job. Margaret Atwood Joins Call for Action Over Missing Poet Over 100 writers from all over the globe have written to the President of Rwanda asking ...

Saving Poet’s Grave/ Poetry Names Tiger Cubs/ Costa Book of the Year Winner – Poetry News Roundup February 7th

 

We start the week with a look at the trust hoping to save a poet's grave, the poetry inspired names for a pair of tiger cubs and the winner of the Costa Book of the Year award. Coleridge Trust Receives Gift to Help Save Poets Grave A £20,000 donation has been made to the trust that is fighting to save the grave in Highgate ...

Nikki Giovanni Honoured/Poet’s Museum In Dispute – Poetry News Roundup February 2nd

 

Today’s poetry news round-up looks at an honorary degree for Nikki Giovanni and the museum dedicated to a poet that is in the middle of a dispute over ownership of artifacts. Best Selling American Poet, Nikki Giovanni, Awarded Honorary Degree The University of the South highlights the accomplishments each semester of a range of accomplished professionals from a range of very diverse fields. ...

Burns’ Backlash/Expo 2020 Poetry Collection – Poetry News Roundup January 31st

 

We begin the week with a look at the backlash to a commemorative look at the life of Robert Burns with a less than favourable opinion, and the launch of a poetry collection at Expo 2020 in Dubai. “Trashing” of Poetry Legacy Receives Backlash [caption id="attachment_15836" align="alignleft" width="300"] list[/caption] An argument has broken out following the commemoration by the Scottish Poetry Library of the work of ...