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Lucille Clifton’s Home Haven – Poetry News October 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the former home of the poet Lucille Clifton which is set to become a haven for artists and activists. Home of Celebrated Poet to Become Creative Haven During her lifetime, Lucille Clifton was a prolific poet and writer of children’s books. In the 1960s she was bought to the attention of the public ...

Forward Prize Winner/Rockford’s 2 Laureates – Poetry News Roundup October 26th

 

We begin the week with a look at the winners of the Forward Poetry Prize. We also have a short article about the two poet laureates for Rockford. Forward Poetry Winner 2020 Caroline Bird has been named as this year’s winner of the Forward Poetry Prize. She has on with her book “The Air Year” which takes it inspiration from the first year of ...

Virtual Poetry Talk/Poetry Together/Collingwood Laureate – Poetry News Roundup October 23rd

 

Our final poetry round-up of the week takes a look at a virtual poetry talk, this year's Poetry Together and the new poet laureate for Collingwood. Elizabethan Club and Yale Literary Magazine Host Poets Earlier this week, the Elizabethan Club and Yale Literary Magazine played host to the poets Danez Smith and Fatimah Asghar. During the event, the two poets discussed their experiences and ...

Milkweed Poetry Prize/Worcester Trail/Poet’s Google Doodle – Poetry News Roundup October 22nd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the winner of this year's Milkwood Poetry Prize, the Worcester Poetry Trail and the Google Doodle celebrating a Russian poet. Milkweed Poetry Prize 2020 St Paul Poet, Michael Kleber-Diggs has been awarded this year's Milkweed Editions Max Ritvo Poetry Award, which has a cash award of $10,000. His winning work is “Worldly Things”, his debut collection. Kleber-Diggs ...

Jerusalem Poet Honoured/The Changing Style Of Dylan Thomas – Poetry News Roundup October 21st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the poet honoured on the anniversary of his death and the fifth notebook of Dylan Thomas. “Poet of Jerusalem” Honoured The acclaimed Turkish poet, author and philosopher Nuri Pakdil, was commemorated earlier this week on the first anniversary of his death. The poet, who is buried in Ankara, is often referred to as the “Poet of ...

Indian Love Poetry/Burns’ Enthusiats Required – Poetry News Roundup October 20th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we have a new book of Indian love poetry and the call for Robert Burns enthusiasts to volunteer at Ellisland. 3000 Years of Love Poetry Published The Bloomsbury Book of Great Indian Love Poems, containing 3000 years of poetry written in over 24 different Indian languages, has been released. The book contains poems by poets like Kalidasa, Bhartrihardi ...

Theatre Window Poetry/Giovanni’s New Book/Chinese Poetry On Display – Poetry News Roundup October 19th

 

We begin the week with a look at some theatre window poetry, Nikki Giovanni’s new book and the unseen works of a Chinese poet that have gone on display. Theatre Window Poetry An artist from Zimbabwe and a PhD student are amongst the five city poets who will be having their poetry showcased in the window of a theatre. The work is part of a ...

TS Eliot Prize Shortlist/National Black Poetry Day/JP Clark’s Passing/National Translation Award’s Poem – Poetry News Roundup October 16th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the shortlist for the TS Eliot Prize, National Black Poetry Day, the death of JP Clark and the poem that has won the National Translation Award. Unsettling and Captivating Shortlist Unveiled for TS Eliot Prize The judges for this years £25,000 TS Eliot Prize have unveiled the shortlist of 10 collections of poetry which ...

Concrete poetry/Memorial Request/Foyle Award – Poetry News Roundup October 15th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at a new exhibition dedicated to concrete poetry. We also look at a request for a monument for a poet and one of the winners of this year’s Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award. New Meaning Brought to Poetry and Visual Art By “Sackner Archive” The main library gallery at the University of Iowa ...

International Writer Of Courage/Alicante Airport Renaming – Poetry News Roundup October 14th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the International Writer of Courage and the proposal to rename Alicante airport after a poet. International Writer of Courage Named The poet Amanuel Asrat, who has been in prison since 2001 without charge, has been chosen as the writer of courage who will share this year’s PEN Pinter Prize. He was chosen by ...