Poetry In The News


Hello 🙂 here’s your poetry in the news for today:

Richard Wilbur, who twice won Pulitzer Prize for his poetry, dies at 96

Poetry, music night explores themes of immigration, queerness

Accomplished poet Zang Di shares his famous works

Review: ‘Who Reads Poetry,’ edited by Fred Sasaki and Don Share

Indigenous poet Ellen van Neerven abused by year 12 English students

Meet Omar Offendum, the rapper who blends hip-hop with Arabic poetry


Poetry in the News


Good morning 😊

Here’s your poetry in the news for today:

Poetry on stage or page enthuses rock stars and insta-fans alike

William Sieghart: ‘I want people to drop their fear of poetry’

16 Portraits of LGBT Seniors Finding Community Through Poetry
By Advocate.com Editors

The 13-year-old Syrian refugee who became a prizewinning poet

A passion for the poetry of nature: writer Robert Macfarlane is on a quest to reconnect children with the outdoors

Appeal launched to collect poetry in endangered languages

Poetry In The News


Hello 😊

Here’s your poetry in the news for this week…

The sweetest poetry is just what the doctor ordered

‘The Poetry Brothel’: Politics, Poetry, and Sex

Poetic wrestling? Sing Lit Body Slam event aims to marry poetry and wrestling in performance art

Vietnamese refugee Ocean Vuong wins 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry

The Boys take out the NZ inter-high school spoken word poetry slam comp

African women poetry changing the craft

Happy weeks!

Poetry in the News


Hello 😊

Here’s some poetry in the news for you for this week: enjoy!

Chris Riddell illustrates the 2017 Forward poetry prize shortlist – in pictures

New BBC Festival Contains Strong Language As It Celebrates Poetry In All Its Forms

Watch the first-ever U.S. youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman perform a stunning poem about social change

Dutch publishers from Malmesbury open migration themed poetry competition

Belfast’s first Poetry Jukebox to be launched next month

Poetry in the News



Here’s this week’s poetry news for you…

Remembering John Ashbury – this is a really good read.

A website is being launched to promote and celebrate South African poetry.

The ‘poetry’ of Trump… there seems to be a lot of this going round and it feels very wrong having something beautiful being tainted by something so hideous, but, hey, there’s got to be a lesson in there somewhere…

Lewis Hamilton is getting some attention for his poem for Princess Diana.

And finally. If there ever comes a day when I’m not thinking that Neil Hilborn is a gift to this world, then assume I’m probably no longer of this world. Here’s an article in the Metro to help convince you – not that you should need convincing – why that is.