Derek Walcott Poetry Prize/Laureate’s House for Sale/Punjabi Poet’s Google Doodle – Poetry News Roundup September 2nd

 

Our first poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the debut of the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize. We also have a short story about the former house of a poet laureate that is up for sale, and finally, the Google Doodle celebrating what would have been the 100th Birthday of a Punjabi poet. Walcott Poetry Prize Debuted...

Japanese Era/Neruda President’s Visit/April Fool’s for Poets – Poetry News Roundup April 2nd

 

Today, we look at articles on the name of the new Japanese era, the presidents visit to the Pablo Neruda museum and the poetry April Fool’s joke. Name Chosen for New Japanese Imperial Era Yesterday the name of the new era for the Japanese imperial family was announced by the Prime Minister. ...

Banjo Paterson Festival/Desmond Poetry Competition/Tatour Drawings – Poetry News Roundup February 7th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at this year's Banjo Paterson Festival, the Desmond International Poetry competition and the drawings of Dareen Tatour. 2019 Banjo Paterson Festival Across Central West New South Wales, numerous towns will come together this weekend in celebration of Banjo Paterson - the much-loved Australian poet. The festival, which is a celebration of Australian poetry, writers ...

Library under threat with John Clare works/The Mystery Poet – Poetry News Roundup January 12th

 

Our final news round up of the week takes a look at a library under threat and the impact that budget cuts might have on a unique collection of work by the Northamptonshire poet John Clare. We also have an article about a mystery poet who has struck in a sleepy village in Tajikistan. John Clare Archive Under Threat Budget cuts to library services ...

Kenneth Allott Poems

 

Kenneth Allott was an English poet and university lecturer who had family ties with both Wales and Ireland.  He was well known for his in-depth knowledge of the 19th century writer, schools inspector and social injustice champion Matthew Arnold. He was born on the 29th August 1912 in the Welsh county of Glamorgan, the son of a local doctor.  While still a young boy ...