Poetry Jukebox/NFL Poetry Links and a Poet turned Novelist – Poetry News Roundup 31st July

 

Today's news is a real mixed bag from across the globe, illustrating perfectly the diversities within the art. Belfast Poetry Jukebox Launched The Poesiomat: Poetry Jukebox is to be introduced to Belfast, and will be located outside the Crescent Arts Centre, as part of a poetry project being coordinated by poets Maria McManus and Deirdre Cartmill. It is hoped that the installation will help ...

Murals and Clemens Starck – Poetry News Round-up July 28th

 

Today we bring you multi lingual poetry expressed in the form of a mural in Canada and an American poet with five published collections of poetry who believes that poetry must be performed to be truly appreciated. Edmonton City Poetry Mural In a shopping mall in Edmonton City, Canada an awe-inspiring poetry mural has been erected. The poem, which is written in Cree, French ...

First They Came and Silver Birth – Poetry News Roundup July 27th

 

Today at My Poetic Side we contemplate “First they came” on the 125th anniversary of the birth of its creator, and we look at a previously unknown side of Siegfried Sassoon as a new opera “Silver Birch” takes place. Niemöller – The Pastor who clashed with Hitler 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Pastor Martin Niemöller, a rather remarkable German Protestant. ...

Spoken Word Extravaganza/Poetry To Visual Art – Poetry News Roundup 26th July

 

In today’s poetry round up, big things are being planned by the BBC for National Poetry Day this Year, and a 300-year old poetry book becomes an intriguing, if not slightly gruesome, work of art, Four Day Spoken Word Extravaganza National Poetry Day this year will fall on 28th September and the BBC are planning to celebrate in a huge way. A four-day extravaganza ...

Tolkien Auction, Childbirth and the 40-year Poem – Poetry News Roundup 25th July

 

Today’s stories include new about a rare volume of poetry that will shortly be up for auction, the inspiration behind a very successful poetry festival in Uganda and a poem that took the poet rather longer to write than he would probably have liked. J.R.R. Tolkien Poetry Under the Hammer If you are a fan of Tolkien and would love the opportunity to own ...