Fan To Be Buried Next To Poet/Emre Contest – Poetry News Roundup March 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we have articles about the fan who has been given permission to be buried next to a poet, and the Yunus Emre poetry contest. Fan of Poet Granted Permission to be Buried Next to her Literary Heroine Under the Burial Act 1853, only local residents, individuals named on the electoral roll of a church and those who die in ...

Pokemon And Poetry/Banksy’s New Work?/Irish American Heritage Month – Poetry News Roundup March 3rd

 

Today's poetry news round-up is an eclectic mix with a look at what romantic poetry and Pokémon have in common, a possible new Banksy painting and Irish American Heritage Month. Pokémon and Romantic Poetry – What do they have in common? Thanks to a recent interest in Pokémon, you may have found yourself once again humming the theme song to the programme, and it ...

Jaccottet Passes Away/Writer’s Home Under Threat – Poetry News Roundup March 2nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the death of Philippe Jaccottet and the action being taken to protect the former home of a hymn writer. Philippe Jaccottet Dies Aged 95 The award-winning poet, literary critic and translator Philippe Jaccottet has died at the age of 95. He was the winner of several prizes including the Goncourt poetry prize and the Schiller Grand ...

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s Life Celebrated With Poetry/Amanda Gorman Translation Outcry – Poetry News Roundup March 1st

 

We begin the week with a look at the poetry to celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore. We also have an article about a Dutch translation of Amanda Gorman’s poem. Captain Sir Tom Moore – Celebrated with Poetry Last year, the hearts of the UK's citizens and those across the world were captured by the then Captain Tom Moore as he did circuits of his ...

Ukranian Poet Celebrated/Ledbury Poetry Festival/ Rilke Prize – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

 

Our final round-up of the week takes a look at the Ukrainian poet being celebrated, the 25th Ledbury poetry festival and the winner of the 2021 Rilke Prize. Lesya Ukrainka Anniversary Celebrated PAL, the Pakistan Academy of Letters, has joined forces with the Ukraine Embassy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ukraine’s most celebrated poet, Lesya Ukrainka. As part of the celebrations, the Ambassador ...