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Dubai “Walk of Fame”/ Banjo Paterson/ Squirrels and the home of an ancient poet – Poetry News Roundup July 16th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at the Dubai “Walk of Fame”, the statue for Banjo Paterson and the mystery of the disappearing Lychees. Dubai “Walk of Fame” The latest project in Dubai has been causing lots of excitement, the “Walk of Fame” which is to be in Downtown Dubai ...

Russian Passport for Lowenfeld/ Plea to protect the tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan/ Orhan Veli Kanik – Poetry News Roundup July 15th

 

We begin the week with a look at the American poet who has been given a Russian passport, the plea against buildings near a poet’s tomb and the second most read poet. Russian Passport for US Poet The American poet Julian Henry Lowenfeld, who is one of the best English translators of the works of ...

Harlem Home Receives Grant/ Children’s Laureate/The Postman to be Performed in Tehran – Poetry News Roundup July 10th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the grant given to a poet's former home, the new children’s laureate and the play based on the novel Neruda’s Postman. Harlem Home of Langston Hughes Receives Grant The brownstone in Harlem that was one the home of the poet Langston Hughes is one of ...

Marie Ponsot Passes Away – Poetry News July 8th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with the news that the poet Marie Ponsot has passed away aged 98. Marie Ponsot Dies at 98 Marie Ponsot, who was a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a poet, passed away on Friday in hospital at the age of 98. Born in Ponsot, ...