Eavan Boland Passes Away – Poetry News April 29th

 

In today's poetry news we bring you the sad news that Eavan Boland, Irish poet, has passed away at 75. Eavan Boland, Celebrated Poet, Dies at 75 A renowned professor of English from Stanford University, and poet, Eavan Boland died at home in Dublin, Ireland at the age of 75. The cause of death was a stroke. Boland was considered by many to be one ...

Wordsworth Mass Reading/Oregon Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup April 28th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the mass reading of poetry by Wordsworth and the appointment of the 10th Oregon poet laureate. Mass Readings Mark 250th Anniversary celebrations Descendants of the poet William Wordsworth have been joined by several celebrities, including Brian Cox and Stephen Fry, as well as some members of the public to record a number ...

Lost VE Verse/Jamaican Poetry Translation – Poetry News Roundup April 27th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the lost verse that will help celebrate VE day. We also have a short article about  Jamaican poetry book translated into Chinese. “Lost” Verse To Help Mark VE Day A poem by Edmund Blunden, who was the longest-serving First World War poet will be helped in the VE day celebrations ...

Poets Papers Acquired/Dantedi Celebration/#Comfortandhope – Poetry News Roundup April 24th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we look at the poet’s papers acquired by a library, the police celebrating Dantedi and #comfortandhope Poet's Papers Acquired by The Huntington The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has announced that it has taken possession of papers the belonged to Dana Gioia. The poet was the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts ...

Living Record Of Coronavirus/Earth Day Message/#ComfortAndHope – Poetry News Roundup April 23rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the poets making a living record of Coronavirus, an Earth Day message and more #comfortandhope. Living Record of Coronavirus Created by Poets Carol Ann Duffy, the former poet laureate of the UK, is spearheading a project which will see a number of British poets creating a “living record” of the Coronavirus pandemic. The international project ...