Yu Guangzhong Passes Away – Poetry News December 18th

 

We begin the week with the sad news that the renowned Chinese poet, Yu Guangzhong has died at the age of 89 having been admitted to hospital last week with a suspected stroke. Yu Guangzhong, renowned Chinese poet passes away The sudden death of Yu Guangzhong (also known as Yu Kwang-Chung) the Chinese poet and renowned contemporary writer has caused a big stir amongst ...

Ottawa/8 Year Old/Ties between China and Ukraine – Poetry News Roundup December 15th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the use of poetry between the members of Parliament in Ottawa in what appears to be something of an annual tradition. We also bring you an article about an 8-year-old poet who is not afraid to tell Donald Trump to stop, and finally the statues of poets that celebrate 25 years of ties between China and the Ukraine. Poetry in Parliament...

Poetry Pharmacy/DASHing – Poetry News Roundup December 14th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you an article about the Poetry Pharmacy and we also take a look at the DASHing Words in Motion poetry competition. The Poetry Pharmacy You might not have thought of poetry as therapeutic but for many people it is, and this is exactly why William Sieghart, the founder of National Poetry Day set up the Poetry Pharmacy. The ...

Maksym Rylsky/General Chiwenga/Seamus Heaney – Poetry News Roundup December 13th

 

In today's news round-up we bring you three stories; we look at the new collection of poetry from Maksy Rylsky that is due to be published shortly having been translated into English, the poet in Zimbabwe who wrote a poem about the General who was involved in the recent presidential coup and the Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow. Publishers Print New Book of Poetry by Maksym Rylsky Born in 1895, Maksym ...

Peterborough/Jerusalem – Poetry news Roundup December 12th

 

In today's news round-up we bring you the story of a poetry funding boost for Peterborough and the poem that found a new audience last week when Donald Trump made a startling announcement about Jerusalem. Peterborough Poetry to Receive Funding Boost Funding of £14,000 has been awarded to Charley Genever the former Poet Laureate of Peterborough. The money which has come from National Lottery ...