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Northern Poets/Poet Teaches Prisoners – Poetry News Roundup February 19th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the poet's pleas for more Northern voices reading the news. We also look at the poet who has been teaching writing in prisons for over 40 years. The Bard of Barnsley’s Plea Regarding T’news Ian McMillan, who has long been referred to as the Bard of Barnsley and is a staunch campaigner for the ...

Tehran Exhibition/Marlborough LitFest/Poetry on The Underground – Poetry News Roundup February 18th

 

Today in our poetry-related news round-up we look at an art exhibition in Tehran, the Marlborough LitFest 2020 and the return of Poetry on the Underground. The Exhibit of Illustrated Poetry A stunning exhibition was recently unveiled in Tehran which showcases illustrated adaptations of poems written by Hafez, the renowned Iranian poet. The artwork featured in the exhibition was created by Samira Darya and is ...

Ghalib Anniversary/Canadian $5 Note/Wordsworth Home Sale – Poetry News Roundup February 17th

 

Today, we look at the death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib, the search for a new face for the Canadian $5 note and the sale of a home associated with Wordsworth. Mirza Ghalib Death Anniversary Observed The 151st death anniversary of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, the classical Urdu poet, was celebrated on Saturday in Pakistan. During his lifetime Ghalib wrote several hundred Ghazals. These have ...

Memorial Auditorium/Leopardi’s Birthplace/Sci-Fi Poets – Poetry News Roundup February 14th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the auditorium named in memory of a poet, the birthplace of Leopardi, which will open to the public, and the appearance of 2 poets in a Sci-fi programme. New Auditorium to be Named for Poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz A collaboration between the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) and the Pakistan National Council of Arts has ...

Statue For Poet/Bard’s Birthplace To Be Better Protected/PEN America Awards – Poetry News Roundup February 13th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the poet remembered with a statue, plans to remove the railings outside the Bards birthplace and the PEN America Awards. Statues Unveiled in Maryland State House It is more than 155 years since the abolishment of slavery. Now, the state ...