Poet’s Inspiration/Kazakh Poet’s Anniversary/Poet’s Statue Commissioned – Poetry News Roundup February 10th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at the rapper writing poetry inspired by the Bronte’s, the anniversary of a Kazakh poet and the statue for Banjo Paterson. Acclaimed Poet Hopes to Inspire Next Generation of Poets The University of Huddersfield has joined forces with the acclaimed poet, playwright and rapper Testament to create a new poem that is inspired by the lives of ...

Poetry And Football/Poet’s Tribute To The Persecuted/Library’s Unusual Request – Poetry News Roundup February 9th

 

Today we look at stories about Amanda Gorman’s poetry reading at the Super Bowl, the poet paying tribute to those persecuted as witches and the unusual request from a library following a discovery in a poetry book. Poetry and Football: Not Such Strange Bedfellows On Sunday nigh,t the poet Amanda Gorman gave another passionate performance that has her once again dominating the news. This ...

Writers Week’s Honours For Poets/World Cancer Day – Poetry News Roundup February 8th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the three poets who will be honoured during Writers Week. We also take a look at the poems written for World Cancer Day. Three U.S. Poet Laureates to be Honoured During Writers Week February 13th will see the start of the 44th Annual Writers Week. This is the longest-running literary festival ...

Canada’s Parliamentary Poet/Poet’s Unusual Funeral/Poetry Magazine Under Fire – Poetry News Roundup February 5th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the new parliamentary poet laureate in Canada, an unusual funeral for a poet and the Poetry magazine under fire. Canada's New Parliamentary Poet Selected The next parliamentary poet laureate in Canada has been announced as Louise Bernice Halfe. Raised on the Saddle Lake Reserve, Halfe is also known by her Cree name Sky Dancer. She is the ninth poet ...

Statue Causes Uproar/Irish Poet Documentary – Poetry News Roundup February 4th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the statue that has caused an uproar and the documentary about the pioneer Irish poet. New Statue Honouring Poet Causes Uproar Over the course of the last couple of days, social media in Pakistan has been reacting to the new statue of the poet and philosopher, Sir Muhammad Iqbal, and the reactions have been less ...