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Forward Prize Shortlist/PEN Winner 2021/Heaney’s Open Ground – Poetry News Roundup June 9th

 

Today in our poetry round-up we look at the Forward Poetry Prize Shortlist, the PEN Pinter 2021 winner and Seamus Heaney HomePlace “Open Ground”. Caleb Femi Shortlisted for Forward Poetry Prize The former young people’s poet laureate for London, Caleb Femi, has been shortlisted for the Felix Dennis first collection award in this year’s Forward Poetry Prize. His collection “Poor” delves into life growing ...

Book To Celebrate End Of Donor Ban/Mackellar Homestead Opens/Sufi Poetry Revivalist – Poetry News Roundup June 7th

 

We begin the week with a look at the poetry book helping to celebrate the end of the blood donor ban, the opening of Kurrumbede and the poet helping to keep Sufi poetry alive. Poetry Book Reissued for End of Blood Donor Ban The poet RJ Arkhipov, who grew up in Newport, is to see his first collection of poetry “Visceral: The Poetry of ...

Argentine TV Blunder/Social Media Gaffe/New Archive Unveiled – Poetry News Roundup June 2nd

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at several errors made about poets and the opening of the refurbished Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Argentine TV Comedy of Errors Noelia Novillo, the presenter on Canal 26 in Argentina made a rather large error last week during a news broadcast when she announced: "one of the most important writers in the English language - for me ...

Poet’s Home In Disrepair/Award For Gabeba Baderoon – Poetry News Roundup May 31st

 

We begin the week with a look at the poet's home that has fallen into disrepair and the poet Gabeba Baderoon who has won another award. Poet's Historic Home Turned into Parking Lot The house in the Bakırköy district of Istanbul that once belonged to Cenap Şahabettin the Turkish writer and poet is currently being used as a parking lot. The poet was one ...

Lost Library Sale – Poetry News May 26th

 

Today's poetry news round-up takes a look at an incredibly important collection of manuscripts, which will be going up for auction in July. Handwritten poetry to be Featured as Highlight of “Lost Library” Sale A collection of manuscripts and rare books that were accumulated by the widower of Charlotte Bronte is to be made available to the public for the first time in ...

New US National Laureate/Francisco Brines’ Passing/Dante’s Tomb Readings – Poetry News Roundup May 24th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we look at the new National Youth Poet Laureate in America, the Cervantes Literature winner who has passed away and the poetry reading for Dante. New National Youth Poet Laureate The new National Youth Poet Laureate in the US has been announced as Alexandra Huynh. The 18-year-old is a first-year student at the University of Stanford. She is a ...

New Scottish Note/Thomas Painting Sold – Poetry News Roundup May 19th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the poet on a banknote and the portrait of Dylan Thomas that has returned to Wales. New Scottish Bank Note Revealed The new £50 polymer note was recently revealed by the Bank of Scotland. The new design features one difference that is immediately noticeable and that is that instead of the green colour that people are so familiar ...

City of Culture/Cervantes Prize/Poet’s Football Club – Poetry News Roundup May 17th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the poet inspired film for the City of Culture, the winner of the 2021 Cervantes Prize for Literature and the football club named after a poet. Film Inspired by George Eliot Featured in Coventry City of Culture Launch The launch of the Coventry City of Culture year was marked with the release of a film inspired by ...

Trillium Book Award/Myanmar Poet’s Body Returned/Italian Parks For Greek Poets – Poetry News Roundup May 12th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the finalists for the Trillium Book Award, the Myanmar poet who has died in custody and the Italian parks renamed for Greek poets. Trillium Book Award Finalists Named Souvankham Thammavongsa, a previous winner of the Scotiabank Gillier Prize has been named as one of the Ontario writers who has made the finalists list for this year's ...

Booke’s Letter Up For Auction/Tagore Twitter Celebration – Poetry News Roundup May 10th

 

Our first poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at some of Rupert Brooke’s letters that have gone up for auction and the 160th anniversary of the birth of the poet Rabindranath Tagore. Letters from Rupert Brooke to Friend in Fiji Sold at Auction Just before World War One, Rupert Brooke, who is one of the most respected British war poets, ...