Airport Birthday Poem/LGBTQ Writing Award/Poet’s Statue taken down – Poetry News Roundup June 20th

 

Today we bring you stories about the 80thBirthday celebrations of Manchester Airport, The winner of the LGBTQ National Writing Award, and the statue of a poet that has been removed from a shopping mall. Airport to Celebrate 80thBirthday with Poetry Collaboration This year Manchester Airport will celebrate its 80thBirthday and it is planning a special collaboration with Tony Walsh, the poet who is also ...

Poetry and Music/Annapolis Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup June 19th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the link between poetry and music and the artists who use poetry as the inspiration to create some truly spectacular songs. We also have an article about the first poet laureate to be appointed in Annapolis. From Poetry to Music, Something Special It could be argued that in many ways poetry is like the lyrics of a song ...

Paul Dunbar/Duke’s Poetry Competition/National Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup June 18th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic side with a look at a roundup of the poetry news events of the weekend. First, we have commemoration event for the poet Paul Dunbar. We also bring you the winner of the poetry competition launched by the Duke of Cambridge, and also, the launch of National Poetry Day. Ohio Events Commemorate Poet The prominent 19thcentury ...

Vanishing Poetry/Sylvia Plath/Newcastle Literary Festival – Poetry News Roundup June 15th

 

Our final round up of the week brings you articles about vanishing poetry, a tv documentary about Sylvia Plath and the Newcastle Literary Festival. The Mystery of the Vanishing Poetry A Melbourne poet has discovered something of a mystery in the local libraries. Lisa Gorton contacted her local library when she was in search of a copy of “Bicycle and Other Poems” the first ...

Sligo Poet Celebrated/Poet Shot in Bangladesh – Poetry News Roundup June 14th

 

In our poetry news roundup today, we look at the party being thrown in Sligo in honour of the poet W.B. Yeats. We also have an article about the shooting of a poet and publisher in Bangladesh. Party for a Poet The town of Sligo are celebrating the anniversary of the birthday of William Butler Yeats with a number of events that will take place ...