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Prime Minister Poetry Gaffe/Wales Book of the Year/Google Duo Poet – Poetry News Roundup June 25th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the Prime Minister who attributed poetry incorrectly, the winner of the Wales Book of the Year award and finally the poet who appeared in a Google Duo advert. Prime Minister Trolled by Twitterati It is becoming increasingly more common for poetry to make an appearance in the ...

New Oxford Poetry Professor – Poetry News June 24th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the appointment of a new Oxford Professor of Poetry. New Oxford Professor of Poetry Elected Alice Oswald has been elected to the position of Oxford professor of poetry by a substantial margin. The role, which was established three centuries ago, ...

Walt Whitman Celebration/Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Winners/Pashto Poet Passes – Poetry News Roundup June 19th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at one of the events celebrating Walt Whitman. We have the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals and the Pashto poet who has passed away. Walt Whitman’s Beard Brooklynites are currently celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the poet ...