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Donation By Poet/Poet’s Regional Award/Virtual US Laureate Reading – Poetry News Roundup September 4th

 

Our final news round-up of the week takes a look at the surprise donation received by a poet, the poet who has won a regional award, and a virtual poetry reading with the US Poet Laureate. Surprise Donation for Donegal Poet A poet from Donegal who is using an online donation page in order to fund his first poetry book has received a surprise ...

Chile Literature Prize/Chinese Poet’s Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup September 3rd

 

Today we bring you news articles from Chile and China as we take a look at the winner of a top Chile literature prize and a new exhibition opening in China. Top Chile Literature Prize Won by Mapuche Poet Elicura Chihuailaf the Mapuche poet has been awarded the highest literary award in Chile for his role in bringing the oral traditions of the southern ...

Kim So-Wol Exhibition/Coleridge Statue – Poetry News Roundup September 2nd

 

Today’s round-up looks at a poet inspired art exhibition and a statue planned for Coleridge. Visualized Poetry of Kim So-Wol to be Subject of Exhibition An art exhibition is to take place in Seoul based on the poems of Kim So-Wol. The art consists of paintings inspired by the works of the poet, and has been created to mark the 100th anniversary of his ...

Carpenter Book Release/Poetry Walk/Trochaire Awards – Poetry News Roundup September 1st

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we bring you stories about a release of a new book about a poet, the temporary exhibit in Michigan that is set to become permanent and the winners of this years Trochaire poetry competition. Release of Book about Edward Carpenter Coincides with Fundraising Walk A fundraising walk has been organised to take place in connection with the release ...

Goethe Medal Winners/RNC Denied Hallelujah Permission – Poetry News Roundup August 31st

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with an article about the winners of this year's Goethe Medal. We also look at the unauthorised use of Hallelujah at the RNC. 2020 Goethe Medal The winners for this year's Goethe Medal have been announced. The prize recognised the fields of arts, culture and science and people who are committed to promoting their ...

Kuwait Censorship Laws/Rao’s Release/First Female Wins Singapore Award – Poetry News Roundup August 28th

 

For our final poetry news round-up of the week, we look at changes in the Kuwaiti censorship laws, Varavara Rao’s release from hospital and the first female winner of the Singapore Literature Prize. Change to Book Censorship Laws Welcomed in Kuwait The Kuwaiti News Agency has made an announcement that has delighted writers in Kuwait. An amendment has been made to the publishing laws ...

Bronwen Wallace Finalists/Poet’s House Restored – Poetry News Roundup August 27th

 

Today in our poetry news round up, we take a look at the finalist of this years Bronwen Wallace Poetry award. We also look at the Greek poet’s home that is to be restored. 2020 Bronwen Wallace Poetry Finalists Announced The finalists for this years Bronwen Wallace Awards for Emerging Writers have been announced. This is the first year that both the poetry and ...

Nan Shepherd’s Lost Poems/Veronika Prize/Laurel Prize Shortlist – Poetry News Roundup August 26th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the lost poems of Nan Shepherd which will be published for the first time, the winner of this years Veronika Prize and the shortlist for the Laurel Prize. Lost Poems to be Published for The First Time Following the discovery of a series of lost poems by Nan Shepherd, the acclaimed Scots poet and writer, inside ...

South Korea’s Public Poetry – Poetry News August 25th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the poetry scene in South Korea. Poetry Hides in Plain Sight on the Streets of South Korea If you know where to look in South Korea you can find poetry everywhere; on the subway (where it decorates the safety door of some metro stations), the streets, in restaurants and even on mountain trails. Over ...

Gloucester Poetry Installation/Aviva Doran Award – Poetry News Roundup August 24th

 

We begin the week with a look at the poetry installation in Gloucester that opens today. We also have an article about the lifetime achievement award for Aviva Doran. Poetry Everywhere in Gloucester Thanks to a new art installation in Gloucester, the hills and the parks, and a number of other locations will be inscribed with poetry. The exhibit has been curated by Luke Jerram, ...