Michael Horovitz Passes Away – Poetry News 12th July

 

Today, we bring you the sad news of the passing of a well-known poet. Michael Horovitz Dies Aged 86 The performance poet Michael Horowitz has died at the age of 96. The poet, who was also a publisher and staunch supporter of young up and coming poets, was a vital cog in the literary world. With influences ranging from folk to jazz, and also taking ...

Plath Letters Up For Auction/Lear Poems Found – Poetry News Roundup July 7th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at a collection of Sylvia Plath memorabilia up for auction and some previously unseen poetry from Edward Lear. Letters from Sylvia Plath to Ted Hughes go up for Auction Sotheby’s will be auctioning a collection of love letters that were sent from the poet Sylvia Plath to Ted Hughes later this month. The auction ...

Yeats Society Campaign/Poet Urges Us All To Go Vegan – Poetry News Roundup July 5th

 

We begin the week with a look at the campaign to save the Yeats Society Sligo and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah's plea for everyone to turn vegan. Campaign to Save Yeats Society Sligo Supported by Poets The Yeats Society Sligo, named for the poet WB Yeats, has been helping to promote tourism and culture for the last 60 years. Now, they find themselves ...

Lost Artwork Found/Manchester International Festival Celebrates Poetry – Poetry News Roundup June 30th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at a poetry book full of lost artwork that has been found and some of the poetry events taking place at this year's Manchester International Festival. Poetry Book Which Contained Lost Artwork to be Auctioned During a routine valuation at a country cottage, an auctioneer found an illustrated copy of Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard ...

Pulitzer For Natalie Diaz/William Blake Biography – Poetry News Roundup June 28th

 

In the first of this week's roundups, we look at the Pulitzer Prize for Nathalie Diaz, and the William Blake biography. Pulitzer Prize for Natalie Diaz It has been rather a good year for Nathalie Diaz, the ASU Department of English associate professor and poet. Earlier this year she was made the youngest chancellor ever to be elected to the Academy of American Poets. ...