Tolken Auction, Childbirth and the 40-year Poem – Poetry News Roundup 25th July

 

Today’s stories include new about a rare volume of poetry that will shortly be up for auction, the inspiration behind a very successful poetry festival in Uganda and a poem that took the poet rather longer to write than he would probably have liked. J.R.R. Tolkien Poetry Under the Hammer If you are a fan of Tolkien and would love the opportunity to own ...

Hasan Akbar Kamal Passes Away – Poetry News July 24th

 

Once again here at My Poetic Side, we start the week with the sad news that another prominent poet has passed away. Noted Urdu poet, critic and writer Hasan Akbar Kamal passed away at the age of 71, late on Friday in a private hospital, he had a number of medical conditions and had been struggling with ill health. In addition to his ...

Atticus/Athletes and the Kundiman Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 21st

 

In today’s stories, we delve into the world of poetry and social media to take a look at the anonymous Instagram poet, look at what inspires the winner of the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize and we explore the unusual collaboration between athleticism and poetry. Atticus – The Instagram Poet The rise of social media has made it possible for poetry to reach more people ...

Poetry Prescriptions and Jane Austen remembered – Poetry News Roundup 20th July

 

Today we look at poetry as an alternative to medicine; can it really work? And look at the ways in which the world remembered Jane Austen on the bicentenary of her death. Poetry on Prescription Arts on Prescription, a scheme which is available in the UK via GP referral is nothing new, it has been around for quite a few years and has very ...

Poetry and Politics/Palestinian Poetry/Poetry in the Indian Language – Poetry News Roundup 19th July

 

Today we bring you poetry news from three very different cultures; poetry and politics from Cuba, a Palestinian poet who is being brought out of the shadows and a rise in Indian language poetry. Poetry and Politics At My Poetic Side, we are interested to see that once again poetry and politics have become interwoven in the news. This time at Cuba’s First Itinerant ...