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Wordsworth Expansion/Prince of Wales Visits Cuba/Walt Whitman Winner – Poetry News Roundup March 26th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the special plans for the expansion of the Wordsworth Museum. We also have the historic visit of the Prince of Wales to Cuba and finally the winner of this years Walt Whitman Award.  Expansion for Wordsworth’s House and Museum William Wordsworth served as Britain's poet ...

Church Restoration/Angelou Furore Explained – Poetry News Roundup March 25th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with an article about a church restoration. We also take a look at the story about Maya Angelou we looked at last week, as the women who called the poet by her first name has had a chance to put her side of the story. £2.1m Restoration Project Completed on Church with Literary Link...

Google Doodle Honours Poet/Rail Poets/Ferlinghetti on Turning 100 – Poetry News Roundup March 21st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Google Doodle dedicated to the Egyptian poet, the poets taking to the rails and Lawrence Ferlinghetti on turning 100. Google Doodle Dedicated to Gamila El Alaily The prominent Egyptian essayist and poet Gamila El Alaily is now honoured with a Google doodle on the day of ...

Maya Angelou Debate/Rathbone shortlist/Joni Mitchell Poetry- Poetry News Roundup March 20th

 

In today's poetry news roundup we take a look at an article about an interview with Maya Angelou that has Twitter divided. We also have the longlist for this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize and the Joni Mitchell book of poetry. Teen Reprimanded by Maya Angelou Last week a video taken in the 1990s resurfaced online. The ...

Lent Sacrifice for Poet/Misused Thomas Poem/Lost Dickens Portrait Found – Poetry News Roundup March 19th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at the poet’s Lent sacrifice, the Dylan Thomas poem that has been misused and the lost Dickens portrait that will shortly be going on display in the Dickens Museum. What the Poet Gave up for Lent The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was born into a ...

Merwin Passes Away – Poetry News March 18th

 

We begin the week with the sad news that a great name in the poetry world, W.S. Merwin, has passed away aged 91. Former US Poet Laureate Dies at 91 One of the most well-respected poets in America has passed away at the age of 91. W.S Merwin, who named 2 times the U.S. poet ...