Tonki Passes Away/Iran Braille Books Published/Vision Of Scotland – Poetry News Roundup July 28th

 

Today we bring you articles about the death of the poet Inayat Tonki, the Braille books that are being produced in Iran and the 2020 Vision for Scotland exhibition. Inayat Tonki, Poet, Passes Away Professor Inayat Ali Khan Tonki, an author and humorous poet has passed away at 85. The poet died on Sunday in Karachi. Born in Tonk, India in 1935 the poet and ...

Mayakovsky Anniversary/Picador Poet/Fashion and Poetry – Poetry News Roundup July 27th

 

This week we begin our poetry news round up with a look at a celebration to honour Vladimir Mayakovsky. We also have the poet signed up to Picador and the fashion label combining poetry and streetwear. 127th Birth Anniversary of Vladimir Mayakovsky Observed The Russian Centre for Science and Culture, which is in Dhaka, celebrated the 127th anniversary of the birth of the Russian ...

Statues Causing Controversy – Poetry news Roundup July 24th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at two statues causing controversy, one in Georgia and the other in the US. Historic Tensions Highlighted by Writers Statue 40 kilometres away from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, lies a small park in front of the cultural centre of the town of Marneuli. The shiny black plinth is topped with a grey statue of ...

Poem For A Princess/Poet’s Cottage For Sale/Young Poet To Be Published – Poetry News Roundup July 23rd

 

Today's poetry news round-up takes a look at a bridegroom's poetic tribute to his new bride, the cottage with a poetry connection that is up for sale and the young poet who has secured a publishing deal. Wedding Poem for a Princess At the end of last week, the world discovered that Princess Beatrice had married her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a “secret ...

Rumi translation/Voices of Poetry – Poetry News Roundup July 22nd

 

Today, My Poetic Side focuses on a story surrounding a Rumi translation and the 'Voices of Poetry'. Rumi Poetry New Translation to be Released Shortly Farrukh Dhondy is shortly to release “Rumi: A New Translation” a book which contains just a small selection of the works of the poet Rumi. The author is of the opinion that both Rumi and the Sufi both search ...