AI Poetry/Obituary Poetry/Laureate to perform to Music – Poetry News Roundup – 10th July

 

Today's news roundup takes stories from Pennsylvania, Cambridge and King's Lynn. University of Cambridge Researcher Claims AI can write poetry Former Cambridge Researcher, Jack Hopkins, has developed a system using Artifical Intelligence to write poetry. The system, which has been ‘trained’ to write by being fed thousands of lines of previously written poetry, can adapt to write on specific themes, or within a specific ...

Poetry and Theatre/Live Poetry/Never Irrelevant – Poetry News Round Up 7th July

 

Today’s poetry round up offers us an insight into how poetry can bring people together, and how we can be surrounded by poems but not even know it. Poetry Inspires Theatre The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s resident ensemble Universes, is currently performing a new musical, UniSon which is inspired by the poetry of August Wilson. The musical takes it inspiration from several the poets ...

Phillip Larkin/Jerwood Compton/Claudia Castro Luna – Poetry News Round Up 6th July

 

Today's news features stories from the UK and US. Don't forget to check back daily for all the latest news in the poetry world. Philip Larkin – A Fresh Insight into the Life of the Poet As part of the Hull City of Culture celebrations, a new exhibition has been opened at the University of Hull in the Brynmor Jones Library. The exhibition will ...

US Poet and Educator, Jack Collom, passes away age 85

 

John Aldridge “Jack” Collom, died on Sunday 2nd July at his home in Boulder, Colorado. He was a prolific poet, essayist and pedagogue. He taught poetry at both the local K-12 schools and also the University of Naropa, where he had been an adjunct professor since 1986. A memorial is being planned by the university for later this summer. Growing up in the ...

Prolific Poet Heathcote Williams passes away aged 75

 

Heathcote Williams, the English radical poet, playwright, actor and polymathic genius passed away on Saturday 1st July at his home in Oxford, UK at the age of 75. A rebel in the world of the Arts, Williams had been ill for some time. A much admired painter, magician and sculptor, Williams truly was a creative all-rounder. His paintings were kept in the Oxford ...