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Irish Time Poetry Award/Coke, Poetry and the Super Bowl – Poetry News Roundup February 6th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we take a look at the 5 poets who have been shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2018, and we bring you the Coca-Cola poem that was written as part of their new marketing campaign and aired for the first time during the Super Bowl game. Shortlist Revealed for Irish Times Award The shortlist of just 5 ...

War Poetry/Haim Gouri/Allen Ginsberg – Poetry News Roundup February 5th

 

We begin our week here at My Poetic Side with articles about the launch of a poetry competition to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the state burial of the Israeli poet laureate Haim Gouri, and the Annual Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Prince William Launches Poetry Competition This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, ...

Muna Lee Poems

 

Muna Lee was an American lyric poet, college teacher and vociferous campaigner on behalf of equal rights, especially for women, in her adopted homeland of Puerto Rico, which is where she mostly lived for the last 25 years of her life.  She was especially interested in Latin American poets and she produced an important anthology of their work in 1925, using her language skills ...

Myrddin Wyllt Poems

 

Myrddin Wyllt was a 6th century Welsh poet and prophet, and, as some stories suggest, a madman.  He holds a legendary place in Celtic medieval history and is also known by the names Merlinus Caledonensis or Merlin Sylvestris.  These names suggest that he could have been the wizard Merlin of Arthurian legend.  The possibility that this could be true was suggested by ...

Nancy Cato Poems

 

Nancy Cato was a 20th century Australian poet, biographer and historical novelist. She has over twenty titles to her name and, in addition to her writing, was an active conservationist and environmentalist as well as working for a time as a journalist. She was born Nancy Fotheringham Cato on the 11th March 1917 in the South Australian town of Glen Osmond.  She was well ...

Richard Murphy Passes Away – Poetry News February 2nd

 

In our final poetry new round up of the week we bring you the news that Richard Murphy the well-loved Irish Poet has passed away at home in his resident country of Sri Lanka at the age of 90. Distinguished Irish Poet Dies at 90 The literary world is once again mourning one of its number following the sad news that the much loved ...

Muriel Stuart Poems

 

Muriel Stuart was a poet of the so-called “Scottish Renaissance” although she was actually born English of a Scottish father.  Despite being born in England, and living there all of her life, much of her work has appeared in anthologies of Scottish poetry.  She covered aspects of the First World War and she also concentrated heavily on the controversial theme of sexual politics, ...

Patrick Branwell Brontë Poems

 

Patrick Branwell Brontë was a 19th century English writer and artist who was the only male member of the famous Brontë literary family which also numbered sisters Anne, Emily and Charlotte. He was born on the 26th June 1817 in Thornton, a small village close to the West Yorkshire city of Bradford, the son of a clergyman and the fourth of six children.  At ...

David Jones Tribute/Dylan/Hughes – Poetry News Round-up February 1st

 

Today at My Poetic Side we bring you articles from the UK and America. We take a look at the artist who has paid tribute with his paintings to a World War One poet, two early poems from Bob Dylan and the 23rd Annual Langston Hughes Poetry Reading. Artist Pays Tribute to First World War Poet This year marks the centenary of the conclusion ...

Mackay Brown Collection Auction/Costa Book Award Winner/Washington Laureate – Poetry News Roundup January 31st

 

Today’s new round-up looks at an important collection of poetry related memorabilia that is going up for auction, the winner of the Costa Book Award of the year and finally the new poet laureate for Washington State. Collection of Poets Treasures to be Auctioned Off A vast collection of treasures that belonged to the poet George Mackay Brown will be going under the hammer ...