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RSL Anniversary/Charity Poetry Book For Sale – Poetry News Roundup November 30th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the 200th anniversary of the RSL and a poetry book that has been written for charity. New Initiatives for RSL See Appointment of 60 Fellows The Royal Society of Literature has recently announced RSL 200. This is to be a five-year festival that will be launched in conjunction with a number ...

BlakeFest Moves Online/Whale Day Publisher’s Pandemic Talks – Poetry News Roundup November 27th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we take a look at this year’s BlakeFest and the latest poetry collection of the poet Billy Collins. BlakeFest Moves Online The 2020 Bognor BlakeFest will be launching online on 28th November just in time for the 263rd anniversary of the birth of the poet William Blake. This year, the organisers have promised that it ...

British Library Apology/Friggieri’s Funeral – Poetry News Roundup November 26th

 

Today our poetry news roundup looks at the apology issued by the British Library to the widow of the late Ted Hughes and the funeral of the Maltese poet Oliver Friggieri. British Library Issues Apology Following the story earlier this week, when we reported that the British Library had added the poet Ted Hughes to their list of those with connections to slavery ...

Vietnamese Movement Poet Passes Away/Posthumous Costa Award – Poetry News Roundup November 25th

 

Today, we take a look at the last Vietnamese poet of the New Poetry Movement who has died at the age of 100. We also look at the poet who has been nominated posthumously for the Costa Book Award. New Poetry Movements Last Vietnamese Poet Passes Away Nguyen Xuan Sanh, the translator and poet who was the last representative of the New Poetry Movement, ...

Poet Honoured On Banknote/Poetry In Lockdown – Poetry News Roundup November 24th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the Mexican banknote honouring a poet and Simon Armitage’s latest project. 100 Peso Note Honours Poet Last week the Banco de Mexico issued its latest banknote. The 100 peso note it the third one to be released in the “G” series, it is the first one to be made using polymer and also ...

Slave Dossier Updated – Poetry News November 23rd

 

We begin the week with a look at the poets the British Library has added to their Slave Dossier. Poets Added to Slavery Dossier by British Library In an effort to be seen as being more active in their anti-racist efforts the British Library has decided to add individuals to the slavery dossier even if their connections are somewhat tenuous. As a result of this ...

Harjo’s Third Term/Shange’s Dance We Do, Political Protester Arrested – Poetry News Roundup November 20th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at Joy Harjo, who has just been confirmed for a third term as the US poet laureate. We also look at the posthumous book by Ntozake Shange and the row over a poster of a poet. Third Term Confirmed for Joy Harjo The first Native American poet to have been appointed to the role ...

Refugees Win Poetry Award/Poets House Closes/Jackie Kay Poem – Poetry News Roundup November 19th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the young refugees who have won a poetry award, the closure of Poets House and the latest poem from Jackie Kay. High-Profile Oxfordshire Award Given to Refugee Poets A group of four young refugees who are currently living in Oxfordshire have been awarded on of the most prestigious poetry prizes in the country. The talented poets ...

Shanklin House For Sale/Cervantes Prize – Poetry News Roundup November 18th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the house linked to Keats that is for sale, and the winner of this year's Cervantes Prize. Shanklin House With Links to Poet for Sale It would seem to be the time of year for properties with links to poets to be going onto the property market. Keats Cottage on the Isle of Wight is up ...

Poet’s French Home For Sale – Poetry News November 17th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the former London home of the poets Verlaine and Rimbaud which has recently been put up for sale. French Poets Former Home to go up for Sale The house in London where the poets; Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud lived together, is to be put up for sale; a move that ...