E.E. Cummings’ Unpublished Letter – Poetry News July 21st

 

Today we look at the story of the previously unpublished letter from the poet E.E Cummings. The Poet and the Sex Worker A selection of letters that have previously never been seen show that a wartime romance between the poet E.E Cummings and a sex worker was far more than the casual fling that it was previously believed to have been, and may ...

Ecopoetry/Online Poetry Festivals – Poetry News Roundup July 20th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at Ecopoetry. We also look at two festivals which will be going online this week. Ecopoetry – The New Buzzword The world is facing a significant amount of biodiversity loss on a scale that is unprecedented – it is believed that as many as one million species are close to extinction. Poetry ...

Poet’s Positive COVID-19 Test/Grants For African American Sites – Poetry News Roundup July 17th

 

We end the week here on My Poetic Side with the news that an Indian poet has tested positive for COVID-19 and the story about a grant for restoration work for a poet's former home. Poet Tests Positive for COVID-19 Earlier this week we brought you the news of a poet in India who had been moved from prison to hospital after his health ...

Alabama School Renaming/Patrick Kavanah Centre – Poetry News Roundup July 16th

 

Today My Poetic Side's news focuses on the decision in Alabama to rename a school that is linked with a poet and the recently refurbished Patrick Kavanagh Centre. School Named After Poet to Be Renamed A school board in Alabama has made the decision to rename three of its high schools; one is named in honour of a poet who served on the rebel ...

Message Of Hope From Roger McGough/Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 15th

 

Today, we take a look at the poet helping to make a programme for prison radio and the winners of the Ken Saro-Wiwa poetry Prize. Roger McGough Broadcasts Message of Hope with Archbishop As part of a unique broadcast on behalf of the National Prison Radio the poet Roger McGough has joined forces with Archbishop John Wilson, who is the Vice President of ...