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National Poetry Day – Poetry News 28th September

 

Today at My Poetic Side we dedicate our news round up to National Poetry Day, here is just a taste of the many things that are going on all over the country. Appeal Launched to Save Rare Language Poetry The National Poetry Library has kicked off National Poetry Day with the launch of a project that it hopes will help save works of poetry ...

John Sandes Poems

 

John Sandes was an Irish-born Australian poet, novelist and journalist. He was born on the 26th February 1863 in the southern Irish city of Cork, the son of a priest.  At the age of nine the family moved to England and Sandes was educated at the King's College School, London before going up to Magdalen College, Oxford where he gained a Bachelors’ degree in ...

The Lost Essay/Langzi Release and Divine Chocolate – Poetry News Round-up 27th September

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the lost essay of a poet, news of the release of Langzi and a poetry competition from Divine Chocolate. The Lost Essay of George Moses Horton A previously unknown essay, written by Horton, has been located in the archives at the New York Public Library. The 500-word essay, with its sermon like quality is titled “Individual ...

Joseph Skipsey Poems

 

Joseph Skipsey was a prolific English poet, song writer and coal miner who wrote many of his poems about the north eastern area in which he was born, lived and worked.  His most famous piece of work was called The Hartley Calamity which was a poem to commemorate the terrible disaster at Hartley Colliery of 1862 where over two hundred men had died ...

Yeats in Danger/Poetry Festival News – Poetry News Roundup 26th September

 

Today at My Poetic Side our roundup brings you stories of literary treasure that is in danger of being split up, and two very different poetry festivals that will be taking place at the beginning of October. Yeats Family Collection in Danger of Removed from Ireland A collection of more than 200 lots that illustrate the literary and artistic life on the best know ...

Josephine Preston Peabody Poems

 

Josephine Preston Peabody was a US poet, English teacher and dramatist.  Much of her work displayed her deep social awareness as well as her interest in spiritual, ethereal subjects. She came into the world on the 30th May 1874 and lived in the Brooklyn district of New York up to the age of ten.  She was lucky enough to have parents who encouraged her ...

Sylvia Plath/Radio 4/National Poetry Day – Poetry News Round-up September 25th

 

We start this week’s poetry round up with articles about a Sylvia Plath letter, the new poet-in-residence at Radio 4 and we start the run up to National Poetry Day which falls on 28th September. Contents of New Sylvia Plath Letter Revealed During her lifetime Sylvia Plath, wrote many letters and next week a new volume titled “The Letters of Sylvia Plath” is ...

Joshua Sylvester Poems

 

Joshua Sylvester was an English poet and essayist who was perhaps best known as the translator of a scriptural epic by the Huguenot poet and courtier Guillaume de Saluste Du Bartas.  This was known as Divine Weekes and Workes. He was born sometime during the year 1563 in the Medway region of Kent, a county in the south east of England.  He was the ...

Ruan Ji Poems

 

Ruǎn Jí was a Chinese musician and poet who lived during the 3rd century, a time also known as the Three Kingdoms period or the Eastern Han Dynasty. He is recorded as being a member of a group of musicians and writers called the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. One of his most famous pieces of work was a Guqin melody whose title in English ...

The Forward Poetry Prizes – Poetry News September 22nd

 

Today we dedicate our news round up to a look at the winners of this year’s annual Forward Poetry Prizes. The 26th Annual Forward Poetry Prizes Last night at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre some of the nation’s most coveted poetry prizes, sometimes referred to as the poetry Oscars, were awarded. The Jury Chairman, Andrew Marr, and the judging panel heard readings from ...