Poetry Quote for Memorial/Apology for Poem – Poetry News Roundup August 3rd

 

In our final poetry round-up of the week, we look at the poll to choose a poetry quote for a war memorial and the publication that has been forced to apologise for a poem it published in mid-July. Public Asked to Help Choose Poetry Quote for Monument Members of the public are being asked to choose between six quotations from works by Scottish war ...

El-Beheiri Verdict/ National Student Poets – Poetry News Roundup August 2nd

 

Today in our poetry news round up we bring you the verdict in the case of the Egyptian poet Galal el-Beheiri. We also take a look at an article about the five young American students who have been chosen to be the next National Student Poets. 3 Year Jail Term for Egyptian Poet Yesterday we brought you the news that poet Dareen Tatour had ...

Tatour Sentence/Dorothea Mackellar Award/Clown as Laureate – Poetry News Roundup August 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side bring you the news that Dareen Tatour has finally been sentenced, we look at this years Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards and last but not least the clown who has become a “poet laureate”. Dareen Tatour Sentenced A sentence has now been passed in the case of Dareen Tatour, the poet who was arrested in 2015, following several posts she made ...

Thoor Ballylee/Poet is awarded Fellowship at Kings – Poetry News Roundup July 31st

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at Thoor Ballylee, the former home of WB Yeats and the mission to preserve it. We also look at the poet and astronaut awarded an honorary fellowship by Kings College London. Protect Thoor Ballylee! [caption id="attachment_12857" align="alignright" width="300"] The Yeats Tower - Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy 29/11/'02[/caption] Roy Foster, an internationally ...

Burns’ Flavour – Emirati Poet Honoured – Poetry News Roundup July 30th

 

We begin our week here at My Poetic Side with a look at some interesting work researching the ink used by Robert Burns. We also have a short article about legendary Emirati poet Ousha bint Khalifa Al Suwaidi who passed away last week. Adding Flavour to the Poetry of Robert Burns If you ever wondered what some of the great poets used to write ...