English Literature Exam Shakeup/ Pelosi Quotes Poet- Poetry News Roundup June 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the decision being made to shake up the English Literature Exams and the poet quoted by Nancy Pelosi. Education Secretary Denounces Exam Boards Decisions Over English Literature Shake-up The Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has spoken out against what he has termed “cultural vandalism” following a decision by one of the biggest exam ...

Poet’s Sculptures Confuse Residents/Morisaki Passes Away/Talinn Poetry Trail – Poetry News Roundup June 22nd

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at some giant sculptures in Knowsley, the death of Kazue Morisaki and a poetry trail in Tallinn. Residents Confused by Giant Sculptures Based on Poet's Work All across the borough of Knowsley, residents are confused by a number of giant sculptures that have popped up almost overnight. The art installations are key ...

Costa Award Scrapped/Wordsworth Celebration/ US Poet’s Inspiration Sold – Poetry News Roundup June 20th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we look at the scrapping of the Costa Book Award, the finale of the celebrations for Dorothy Wordsworth and the house that inspired a poem. Costa Book Award Scrapped A sudden announcement by the Coffee company, Costa, has sent sparks of disappointment rippling across the book industry. After a very successful 50 years the Costa ...

Poet Exam/Stevenson Grant/Poet’s Tomb Unveiled – Poetry News Roundup 15th June

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the poets who appeared on an exam paper, the grant to research Robert Louis Stevenson and the unveiling of a poet's tomb. Adrienne Rich Makes Exam Paper Appearance For students in Ireland sitting their leaving certificate this year the appearance of questions about Adrienne Rich, the feminist poet was greeted with ...

Shakespeare’s Folio Up For Auction/Alga Named In Tribute To Poet – Poetry News Roundup June 13th

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio which will be going up for auction and the Alga which has been named after a poet. Up For Auction – Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio One of less than 20 that is still owned by a private collector, a copy of William Shakespeare’s First ...