Twas The Night Before Christmas – Poetry News December 25th

 

Our Christmas Day poetry news round up takes a look at a recording of a beloved Christmas poem recorded by The Prince of Wales for the Artists’ Benevolent Fund. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” HRH The Prince of Wales has been joined this Christmas by a host of stars to make a special recording of the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by ...

Nguyen Du Documentary/Poetry During The Pandemic – Poetry News Roundup December 24th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we have an article about a documentary on the poet Nguyen Du and we also look at Benjamin Zephaniah’s thoughts on the increase of poetry during the pandemic. Documentary to be Released About Nguyen Du This week will see the release of the first part of a documentary about the great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du who lived from 1765 ...

Poet Imprisoned/Pakistan Anthem Author Remembered – Poetry News Roundup December 23rd

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we look at the poet facing a 12-year prison sentence and the commemoration of the poet who penned the Pakistani National Anthem. Poet Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison in Vietnam The writer and poet Tran Duc Thach has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Vietnam. He was sentenced on the 17th December, having bee convicted ...

Rumi Anniversary/Poet’s Chocolates Discovered – Poetry News Roundup December 22nd

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at the 747th anniversary of the death of Rumi and the story behind a very old box of chocolates. Commemoration of Rumi At the end of last week, on the occasion of the 747th anniversary of his death, a ceremony was held to commemorate the poet Jalal al-Din Rumi. The event, which would normally have ...

Greek Poet’s Museum/Malta’s National Book Prize – Poetry News Roundup December 21st

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the new museum being created for a Greek poet and the poet who won the Maltese National Book Award. Legacy of Odysseas Elytis, the Nobel Prize Poet Gets New House Odysseas Elytis was a Greek painter and poet. He was also the winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for Literature. He ...