Poets Papers Acquired/Dantedi Celebration/#Comfortandhope – Poetry News Roundup April 24th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we look at the poet’s papers acquired by a library, the police celebrating Dantedi and #comfortandhope Poet's Papers Acquired by The Huntington The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has announced that it has taken possession of papers the belonged to Dana Gioia. The poet was the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts ...

Living Record Of Coronavirus/Earth Day Message/#ComfortAndHope – Poetry News Roundup April 23rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the poets making a living record of Coronavirus, an Earth Day message and more #comfortandhope. Living Record of Coronavirus Created by Poets Carol Ann Duffy, the former poet laureate of the UK, is spearheading a project which will see a number of British poets creating a “living record” of the Coronavirus pandemic. The international project ...

#ComfortAndHope/Ondaatje Prize/Iqbal Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup April 22nd

 

Today's poetry news roundup looks at #comfortandhope, the shortlist for the Ondaatje Prize and the death anniversary of Allama Iqbal. #Comfortandhope We begin today's poetry news round-up with a look at a couple more of the #comfortandhope articles from the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. At the end of last week, it was the turn of Martha Kearney who chose to read The Lake ...

Scottish Makar’s Poem/Blue Peter Poet/Tennyson Stars – Poetry News Roundup April 21st

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we look at the new poem by the Scottish Makar, the schoolgirl who has received a Blue Peter badge for her poetry and the stars reading Tennyson. Jackie Kay, Scottish Makar Writes Tribute to Essential Workers The Scottish Makar, Jackie Kay has penned a new poem as a tribute to thank those workers deemed essential for everything that ...

Ancient Mariner/Du Fu Documentary – Poetry News Roundup April 20th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the re-imagining of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and a BBC documentary on the Chinese poet Du Fu. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Revisited Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, one of the most celebrated poems in English Literature, is getting something of a makeover ...