Richard Murphy Passes Away – Poetry News February 2nd

 

In our final poetry new round up of the week we bring you the news that Richard Murphy the well-loved Irish Poet has passed away at home in his resident country of Sri Lanka at the age of 90. Distinguished Irish Poet Dies at 90 The literary world is once again mourning one of its number following the sad news that the much loved ...

David Jones Tribute/Dylan/Hughes – Poetry News Round-up February 1st

 

Today at My Poetic Side we bring you articles from the UK and America. We take a look at the artist who has paid tribute with his paintings to a World War One poet, two early poems from Bob Dylan and the 23rd Annual Langston Hughes Poetry Reading. Artist Pays Tribute to First World War Poet This year marks the centenary of the conclusion ...

Mackay Brown Collection Auction/Costa Book Award Winner/Washington Laureate – Poetry News Roundup January 31st

 

Today’s new round-up looks at an important collection of poetry related memorabilia that is going up for auction, the winner of the Costa Book Award of the year and finally the new poet laureate for Washington State. Collection of Poets Treasures to be Auctioned Off A vast collection of treasures that belonged to the poet George Mackay Brown will be going under the hammer ...

Israeli Poet Backlash/Poetry Worn at Grammy’s – Poetry Round-up January 30th

 

In our poetry news round-up today we bring you an article about an Israeli poet who was the subject of much backlash, and we also take a look at the singer who wore poetry to the Grammy’s. Israeli Poet Apologises for Badly Thought Out Comparison An Israeli poet, who was the subject of much backlash last week, has apologised for a comparison he made ...

Dead Poets/Poet’s Play/Prince Charles – Poetry News Round-up -January 29th

 

In our first news round-up of the week, we bring you the news that the founder of the US Dead Poet's Society has died, we look at the stage play based on the life story of William Topaz McGonagall, and finally, we have a short new story about Prince Charles’s Burns Night poetry recitation. Dead Poets Society Founder Passes Away Just a short while ago ...