John Ruskin Anniversary/ Is Uigher Poet Dead? – Poetry News Roundup February 13th

 

Today, our poetry news roundup takes a look at the poet John Ruskin on the occasion of his 200th birth anniversary. We also take a look at a story about an Uigher poet who it is suspected may have died in a Chinese jail. 200th Birthday of John Ruskin Pupils and villages in the Lake District Village of Coniston came together to honour of ...

Postbox Facelift/Lasker-Schüler Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup February 12th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the post-boxes that have had a bit of a facelift for Valentine’s day. We also look at the poet Else Lasker-Schüler on the 150th anniversary of her birth. Valentine’s Day Post-boxes It is almost Valentine’s Day and that can only mean one thing; The Royal Mail has been decorating a number of their post-boxes ...

Google Doodle for Molière/MBE for Poet/Bangladeshi Poet in Hospital – Poetry News Roundup February 11th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at yesterday's Google Doodle which was dedicated to the poet and playwright Moliere. We also have an article about the poet who received an MBE and the Bangladeshi poet who has been hospitalised. Google Doodle Celebrates Molière If you noticed that the Google Doodle yesterday was a little different to the norm, ...

Bly Celebration/Sylvester Stallone’s Poetry Script – Poetry News Roundup February 8th

 

Our final poetry news of the week takes a look at the poet Robert Bly, as his latest book is celebrated. We also have an article about the actor Sylvester Stallone who is working on a script for a play about Edgar Allen Poe. Robert Bly and his “Collected Poems” Renowned poet Robert Bly published his latest book in December, and it is titled ...

Banjo Paterson Festival/Desmond Poetry Competition/Tatour Drawings – Poetry News Roundup February 7th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at this year's Banjo Paterson Festival, the Desmond International Poetry competition and the drawings of Dareen Tatour. 2019 Banjo Paterson Festival Across Central West New South Wales, numerous towns will come together this weekend in celebration of Banjo Paterson - the much-loved Australian poet. The festival, which is a celebration of Australian poetry, writers ...