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Ecopoetry/Online Poetry Festivals – Poetry News Roundup July 20th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at Ecopoetry. We also look at two festivals which will be going online this week. Ecopoetry – The New Buzzword The world is facing a significant amount of biodiversity loss on a scale that is unprecedented – it is believed that as many as one million species are close to extinction. Poetry ...

Poet’s Positive COVID-19 Test/Grants For African American Sites – Poetry News Roundup July 17th

 

We end the week here on My Poetic Side with the news that an Indian poet has tested positive for COVID-19 and the story about a grant for restoration work for a poet's former home. Poet Tests Positive for COVID-19 Earlier this week we brought you the news of a poet in India who had been moved from prison to hospital after his health ...

Alabama School Renaming/Patrick Kavanah Centre – Poetry News Roundup July 16th

 

Today My Poetic Side's news focuses on the decision in Alabama to rename a school that is linked with a poet and the recently refurbished Patrick Kavanagh Centre. School Named After Poet to Be Renamed A school board in Alabama has made the decision to rename three of its high schools; one is named in honour of a poet who served on the rebel ...

Message Of Hope From Roger McGough/Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 15th

 

Today, we take a look at the poet helping to make a programme for prison radio and the winners of the Ken Saro-Wiwa poetry Prize. Roger McGough Broadcasts Message of Hope with Archbishop As part of a unique broadcast on behalf of the National Prison Radio the poet Roger McGough has joined forces with Archbishop John Wilson, who is the Vice President of ...

Poet Moved To Hospital/Assault Allegations In Egypt – Poetry News Roundup July 14th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at the poet who has finally been allowed to move from prison to hospital for tests and the accusations of sexual assault made by a poet against a writer in Egypt. Ailing Poet Transferred to Hospital An 81-year-old poet, Varavara Rao who has been in prison since his arrest for alleged violence in 2018 was transferred ...

Mark Twain Collection/Lockdown Poetry Competition/Hartnett Poetry Award – Poetry News Roundup July 13th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet who has donated his Mark Twain collection, the poetry competition inspired by lockdown and the 2020 Michael Hartnett Poetry Award. Poet Offers Extensive Mark Twain Collection to New York College Curt Curtin, a poet and retired college professor from Worchester who is now 90 has donated his comprehensive ...

Poetry Against Violence/Poet Brough Back To Life – Poetry News Roundup July 10th

 

We end the week with a look at the art and poetry project against violence in Kansas City and the online platform bringing a poet back to life. Artist and Poet Pair up to Combat Violence In Kansas City, an artist and a poet have teamed up to help fight against the violence that the local area is facing. In normal times Ada Koch, an ...

Poet’s Favourite Pub For Sale/Laureate’s Pandemic Poetry Push – Poetry News Roundup July 9th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Pub with poetry connections that is up for sale and the poet laureate sharing daily posts during the pandemic. Pub with Poet Connections up for Sale Brown’s Hotel in Laugharne has been put back on the market with a guide price of £795,000. The pub, which is in a Grade II listed building and was a ...

Dante’s Death Marked/Sir Walter Scott’s House Sale/PEN Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 8th

 

Today, we focus on the anniversary marking of Dante's death, the house sale associated with Sir Walker Scott and the PEN Prize. 700th Anniversary of Dante’s Death Marked with Forli Show The Uffizi Gallery, which is in Florence, is putting together a significant show in Forli next year in honour of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante. The gallery director, Heike Schmidt ...

Illinois Search for A Laureate/Swedish Poet Passes Away/Queen Witty Ditties – Poetry News Roundup July 7th

 

Today in our news round-up, we bring you the news that Illinois is looking for a new poet laureate. We also have an article about the death of a Swedish poet and the Queens Witty Ditties. New Poet Laureate Sought for Illinois The Governor of the state of Illinois is looking for someone to fill the post of poet laureate, a post which has ...