Larkin’s Letters To His Muse – Poetry News May 26th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the previously unpublished letters between Philip Larkin and his muse Monica Jones. The Unseen Letters That Show the Tortured Love of Larkin A cache containing a staggering 2,400 unpublished letters sent by the poet Philip Larkin to Monica Jones his muse and long-time lover shows the flawed and rather explosive romance that they had. Larkin ...

Rosen Leaves Intensive Care/Lana Del Rey’s Spoken Word Piece – Poetry News Roundup May 25th

 

We begin the week with the good news that the poet and author Michael Rosen has left intensive care. We also look at Lana Del Rey's latest spoken-word piece. Michael Rosen Leaves Intensive Care The poet and author who was the Children’s Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009 has spent the last 47 days in intensive care having been admitted to a London ...

Harlem Stamps/Lockdown Poetry Parties – Poetry News Roundup May 22nd

 

This Friday, we take a look at the Harlem Renaissance commemorative stamps. We also take a look at poetry parties in lockdown. Postal Service in US celebrates the Harlem Renaissance Voices A new set of postal stamps has been issued by the US Postal Service. The set of four stamps celebrates the legacies and lives of four of the greatest voices from the movement. ...

Sissay’s Virtual Talk/World Bee Day – Poetry News Roundup May 21st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at Lemn Sissay's virtual appearance at ADOBF and the United Nations World Bee Day. Lemn Sissay Talks About his Childhood in Virtual Session The British playwright, poet and author Lemn Sissay will be giving a virtual talk as part of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF). The event has been organised by the Abu Dhabi ...

Griffin Prize Winner/Iranian Book Published By Penguin – Poetry News Roundup May 20th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the 2020 winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. We also take a look at the Iranian poetry book that will be published in English by Penguin. Kaie Kellough Named Winner of 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize The poet from Montreal has been named as the winner of this year's Griffin Poetry Prize for his ...