Yeats Fundraising/Paul Laurence Dunbar House Reopening – Poetry News Roundup June 16th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the urgent fundraising campaign for the Yeats Society Sligo and the reopening of Paul Laurence Dunbar House. Crowdfunding for Yeats Society Sligo In March 2020, like most businesses all over the UK, the Yeats Society Sligo had to close its doors to tours and visitors. Now the society has launched a crowdfunding campaign. They believe that the ...

Sissay Receives An MBE/Jack The Ripper Suspect’s Home Transformation – Poetry News Roundup June 14th

 

We begin the week with a look at Lemn Sissay and his OBE and the former home of a poet being given a new lease of life. Lemn Sissay Named on Queen’s Birthday Honours List The playwright and poet Lemn Sissay had urged children who live in care to be ambitious with their lives following the announcement on Saturday 12th June that he had ...

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 ...