Poetry and Politics/Palestinian Poetry/Poetry in the Indian Language – Poetry News Roundup 19th July

 

Today we bring you poetry news from three very different cultures; poetry and politics from Cuba, a Palestinian poet who is being brought out of the shadows and a rise in Indian language poetry. Poetry and Politics At My Poetic Side, we are interested to see that once again poetry and politics have become interwoven in the news. This time at Cuba’s First Itinerant ...

Rumi, Social Media and Latitude – Poetry News Roundup 18th July

 

In today’s news round-up, Music and poetry meet in two very different ways and we see just how much of an influence social media is having on the popularity and accessibility of poetry. Persian Poet and Philosopher: Rumi Following the announcement that Beyonce and Jay-Z had chosen the name Rumi for one of their twins, the big question that many people were asking was ...

Liu Xiaobo Passes Away After Short Illness Poetry News 17th July

 

News has reached My Poetic Side of the passing of poet Liu Xiaobo. Born on 28th December 1955 in Changchun, Jilin, Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese writer, literary critic, and poet. He is possibly best known for his role as a human rights activist, the role that he played in calling for political reforms in China and his involvement in campaigns to ...

Poet gains 5th Masters/ WW1 Poet Celebrated / Pollution Campaign Through Poetry – Poetry News Round-up July 14th

 

With stories from across the globe surrounding both old and newly discovered poets, we bring you today's news roundup. Poet gains Master’s Degree from fifth top University South African born poet, Athol Williams, was awarded a distinction this week from Oxford University, bringing his total Masters degrees tally to 5 – with degrees from University of Witwatersrand, Massachusetts’ Institute for Technology, Harvard and the ...

Memorial for Henry David Thoreau/Orlando’s 1st Poet Laureate/Poets Independence Day Play a Success – Poetry News Round-Up 13th July

 

Today's news covers an import memorial, news of a search for Orlando's 1st Poet Laureate and poet Vanessa Evers' first foray into theatre. Memorial poem for Henry David Thoreau's 200th Birthday To celebrate the 200th birthday on July 12th of celebrated poet Henry David Thoreau, Robert Chute, Professor Emeritus of Biology and acclaimed Maine poet, has written ...