Poet Laureate of Cincinnati/Mystery Protest Poem/Ask your Mama – Poetry News Roundup January 5th

 

In today's poetry round-up we bring you a rather mixed bag of stories; The city of Cincinnati is searching for their next Poet Laureate; a mystery poem has appeared in protest at the site of a proposed quarry in Stanstead Abbots and finally the live performance of “Ask Your Mama” a poem by Langston Hughes at a tribute concert. Cincinnati Poet Laureate The city ...

Keorapetse Kgositsile Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup January 4th

 

Today at My Poetic Side we bring you the sad news of the death of the National Poet Laureate and Political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, who died just yesterday after a short illness. South African National Poet Laureate Dies at 79 2018 has not got off to a great start for the literary community with the news that the National Poet Laureate of South Africa ...

Tony Walsh/Costa Award – Poetry News Round up January 3rd

 

In today's poetry new round-up we take a look at Tony Walsh and his gift to the Forever Manchester Charity. We also take a look at the winner of the Costa Award for Poetry. Poet Gifts Poem to City Tony Walsh aka Longfella, the poet who shot to fame following the bombing of the Manchester Arena during the Arianna Grande concert in May has ...

Poetry on Money/Poet Honoured in New Year List/Grants awarded – Poetry News Roundup January 2nd

 

In today's new round-up we bring you articles about the new £2 coin that will be released sometime in 2018, the Historian who was named on the Queens New Years Honours List and the poets who received $40,000 grants. Poets Words to Appear on £2 Coin The Royal Mint has revealed that the words of World War I poet, Wilfred Owen will appear ...

Google Doodle/Iranian Poet Sentenced – Poetry News Roundup January 1st

 

In our first News round-up of 2018 we bring you an article about another poet honoured by Google with a doodle and an article about an Iranian poet who has been sentenced to two years in prison. Renowned Kannada Poet Kuvempu Honoured by Google On Friday Google once again dedicated its doodle to the memory of a poet. The poet in question this time ...