Kritya/Poetry on the T/Leonard Cohen – Poetry News Roundup November 7th

 

Today’s news roundup brings you stories about the Kritya International Poetry Festival, Poetry on the T and a concert in honour of the late Leonard Cohen. Kritya International Poetry Festival The 11th Kritya International Poetry Festival will be taking place from 9th to 11th November in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. The three-day event will be based around “Poetry against Xenophobia and Racism” and is being pitched ...

Remembrance/PEN and Liu Xia – Poetry News Roundup November 6th

 

Welcome to another week here at My Poetic Side. As Remembrance Day draws near we take a look at the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields” and the Royal British Legions latest poppy artwork. We also bring you a story about PEN America and the letter to the Chinese government regarding Liu Xia and her “house arrest”. In Flanders Fields… On the 11th November at ...

French President’s Poem response/Henry Lawson – Poetry News Roundup November 3rd

 

Our final news roundup of the week brings you the heart-warming story of the President of France replying to a British girls poem with a poem of his own. We also look at a story that speculates whether Henry Lawson, the bush poet was gay. A Poem from the President It’s not every day that a British schoolgirl is likely to receive a letter ...

Nobel Prize/Belarusian Poet Jail – Poetry News Roundup November 2nd

 

It is almost the end of another week here at My Poetic Side and today we bring you an interesting article about the Nobel prize for Literature and its rules on nominations. We also bring you the story of a Belarusian poet who has been jailed. Posthumous Nobel Prize Awards – Campaign Launched to Lift Ban Daphne Williams-Fox, the granddaughter of the late Pulitzer ...

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 ...