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Cervantes Prize/CBC Shortlist/Poet Honoured With Plaque – Poetry News Roundup November 15th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look a the winner of this years Cervantes Prize, the shortlist for the CBC Poetry Prize and the poet honoured with a plaque in a cathedral. Cervantes Prize Won by Catalan Poet Yesterday the government in Spain announced that Joan Margarit, the Catalan ...

Iceland and Denmark Clash Over Poetry – Poetry News November 12th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at the clash between Iceland and Denmark over the medieval Icelandic manuscripts written by a poet. Priceless Manuscripts Cause Clash Between Iceland and Denmark In June 2009, the University of Copenhagen made photographs of a medieval manuscript hailing from Iceland available to ...

Armitage Library Tour/Coventry Cathedral Poem/Nasimi Foundation Stone – Poetry News Roundup November 7th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at Simon Armitage’s library tour, the poem lighting up Coventry Cathedral and the foundation stone of the Nasimi buildings in Kiev. The Poet Laureate's Library Tour The poet laureate in the UK, Simon Armitage, will be starting a tour of libraries in the UK in 2020. The tour is ...

Whitman House Campaign/Heaney HomePlace Event – Poetry News Roundup November 6th

 

Today’s poetry news articles look at the ongoing campaign to landmark the house where Walt Whitman once lived and a recent event that took place at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Efforts to Landmark Walt Whitman’s House in Clifton Hill Doubled During a street co-naming ceremony which took place the other day, a group of preservationists ...