Sexual Harassment/Poetry in Potato Bags – Poetry News Roundup November 1st

 

In our round up today we take a look at the poets who are fighting back against sexual harassment with poetry and we look at the Poetry in Potato Bags Project. Don’t be Sorry to be a Woman Says McKayla Robbins It is hard not to tune into the news at the moment without hearing the stories of sexual assault that are emerging in ...

Poland/Wales/Canada – Poetry News Roundup October 31st

 

Today’s round up brings us stories from Poland, Wales and Canada as once again we travel around the globe looking at poetry related stories that have made the news. Zbigniew Herbert to be Honoured 29th October marked the 93rd anniversary of the birth of the Polish poet, Zbigniew Herbert. The poet, essayist and playwright is considered by the Polish parliament to be one of ...

Fay Chiang Passes Away – Poetry News October 30th

 

We start the week here at My Poetic Side with the sad news that the poet Fay Chiang, who was a champion of Asian-American culture has passed away. RIP Fay Chiang, Poet and Visual Artist The poet, visual artist and activist Fay Chiang, who was born in Bronx, New York on 27th January 1952, passed away on 20th October. She was living in a ...

Norman Nicholson/Nebraska Book Award and Dareen Tatour – Poetry News Roundup October 27th

 

Our final news round-up of the week offers up stories about Norman Nicholson the Millom poet, The Nebraska Book Award for Poetry 2017 and the news that Dareen Tatour, the Arab-Israeli poet may hear next week if she will be sent to prison for an incident that happened in 2015. Norman Nicholson – Millom’s Most Famous Son When people thinks of poets and the ...

Venezuela/Canada/Mumbai – Poetry News Roundup October 26th

 

Today’s new round up takes us all over the world with a poetry festival in Venezuela, the deaf poets of Canada and then finally a poetry initiative in Mumbai. Russian Revolution to be Commemorated at Venezuelan Book Fair The Filven,  Venezuela's International Book Fair, now entering its 13th year,  will be taking place from November 9th to November 19th at a number of venues in ...