Today’s Poets/African Poetry Prize Shortlist – Poetry News Roundup April 7th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at some more of the well-known voices bringing poetry to the Today programme. We also have an article about the shortlist for this years African Poetry Prize. More #comfortandhope In a continuation of our previous article about the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, we bring you some more of the best-known voices who ...

Postage Stamp for Poets – Poetry News April 6th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the postage stamps that have been issued to commemorate the 250th Birth Anniversary of William Wordsworth. Postage Stamps and Poets Tomorrow will see the release of a new set of postage stamps in the UK. The stamps which are being issued as part of the commemorations to mark the 250th Birth ...

#ComfortAndHope/Hardy’s Wife’s Letters/Zuckerberg’s Poetry Message – Poetry News Roundup April 3rd

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at more #comfortandhope poems, recently founds letters written by the wife of Thomas Hardy and Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook poetry message. #comfortandhope Earlier this week we brought you an article about the best-known voices from the BBC who were reading a poem of special importance to them on Radio 4. Yesterday the poem was These ...

Exmouth Poetry Competition/Poetry From The Web/Poem A Day Initiative – Poetry News Roundup April 2nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at a poetry competition in Exmouth, a clever internet tool that creates poetry from webpages and the Poem-a-Day initiative for National Poetry Month in America. Coronavirus Lockdown Poetry Competition Stuart Lines Cruises, an Exmouth attraction, has launched a poetry competition in the hopes of providing positive memories for people to focus on in the coming ...

Whiting Award/Whitman Award/Radio 4’s Poetry Readings – Poetry News Roundup April 1st

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the winners of this year's Whiting Award and the Walt Whitman Award. We also bring you the #comfortandhope poetry readings from BBC Radio Four. Whiting Award Prize 2020 Jake Skeets, a Navajo poet has been named as one of this year's winners of the Whiting Award. The Giles Whiting Foundation has named 10 writers this ...