Picture This and Kavishala – Poetry News Roundup 16th August

 

Today’s news round-up comes from Erie County in the US and from India, as we review the most recent poetry news from around the world. Picture this in Erie County Imagine a picture of a woman dancing with a hula hoop with flames coming from it. Then try to write a poem inspired by this particular image. A project called Picture This which is ...

YouTube Poet Wows in Wales/Haiku with a Twist – Poetry News Roundup August 15th

 

Today, we bring you news from Wales and Denver USA, as we continue our search for poetry news across the globe. Neil Hilborn wows them in Wales Today we bring you news of an exciting poet who is causing a sensation with his current 32 date British tour which finishes on September 9th. Houston born Slam Poet Neil Hilborn recently blew away the crowds ...

Wordsworth Trust Poetry Winners – Poetry News August 14th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up celebrates the winners of the inaugural Wordsworth Trust Single Poem prize and the top three entrants chosen by members of the public, are all from Poetry Society members. The Wordsworth Trust is a memorial to the works of celebrated poet William Wordsworth and offers, and maintains, contemporary visual art and poetry readings as well as Wordsworth’s historical ...

Taking Poetry to Heart? Can memorising poetry really help teach us something? – Poetry News 11th August

 

Today’s poetry news looks at the issue of whether learning poetry by heart is relevant in the modern world and if so, what can it teach us? Columnist Fleda Brown this week wrote a column discussing this possibility and it made very interesting reading. Most of us will remember being at school and having to learn everything by heart, from times tables ...

Dmitry Bykov – The Russian American? causes controversy – Poetry News 10th August

 

The Weekly Standard, an American political opinion magazine, has published their take on America’s obsession with Russia, as imagined by Russian writer and poet Dmitry Bykov.The none too certain, shaky relationship between the United States of America and Russia is frequently in the news of late owing largely to the investigation centred around whether President Donald Trump did or did not receive ...