Swenson House Construction Begins/Poet Helps Fundraiser/WW1 Poetry Competition for Kids – Poetry News Roundup September 26th

 

Today's poetry news round up takes a look at a University house that is being built to honour a former alum, the poet giving his time to a fundraiser and a First World War themed poetry competition for school children. Work on House Honouring Poet Begins CHaSS, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is based at the State University in Utah, began ...

Literary Festivals/Walt Whitman Event – Poetry News Roundup September 25th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at a couple of literary festivals. We also have an article about a one-off musical event inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman. Chester Literary Festival 2018 The star names for this year’s festival which will take place from 10th November to 1st December have been announced. The event which will be taking place in Storyhouse ...

Wilfred Owen/Nasimi Festival/Poets in Space – Poetry News Roundup September 24th

 

We start the week on My Poetic Side with an article about Wilfred Owen. We also take a look at the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts and Spirituality, and finally, the possibility of sending poets into space. The Wilfred Owen Map As part of Shropshire’s Wilfred Owen 100 commemorations, being held to mark the end of World War One, a map was unveiled ...

Tatour Release/Pool Named for Poet/Man Booker Prize – Poetry News Roundup September 21st

 

Our final news roundup of the week looks at the release of Dareen Tatour, a pool named for a poet that is to be renovated and the short list for the Man Booker Prize Poet Released from Prison The Arab Israeli poet Dareen Tatour, who was sentenced to 5 months in jail back in July, has been released. Tatour was originally arrested in October 2015 ...

Forward Prize Awarded/Suffrage Centenery and Fellowship for Zubel – Poetry News Roundup September 20th

 

Today's poetry news roundup covers the US Forward Prize winner, a centenary of suffrage and a fellowship for Zubel. Forward Prize 2018 Danez Smith, the US poet who was a finalist in the 2017 National Book Awards, has been awarded the Forward Prize for the best collection of poetry. Smith, who is just 29 is the youngest winner ever of this prestigious £10,000 award. His ...