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Meredith Foundation Award/Korean Poet Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup January 11th

 

We begin the week with a look at the winner of the 2021 Award in Poetry from the William Meredith Foundation and the Korean poet who has died at the age of 79. 2021 Award in Poetry Winner Announced by William Meredith Foundation The poet Robert Earl Price has been announced as the winner of this year’s William Meredith Foundation Award in Poetry ...

Jean Valentine Dies – Poetry News January 8th

 

Today’s poetry news looks at the death of Jean Valentine, the minimalist poet. Minimalist Poet, Jean Valentine, Dies at 86 The poet Jean Valentine, a former New York State Poet, died on 29th December at the age of 86. Valentine who was a winner of the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, died in hospital from complications of Alzheimer’s. During her lengthy career ...

Writers-In Residence/CPC Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup January 7th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the poet who has been given a writer-in-residence position and the Chinese TV show that puts poetry to music. 2021 Writer-in-Residence Positions Taken by Vern Thiessen and Nisha Patel Nisha Patel, the queer poet and artist who is currently serving as the poet laureate of Edmonton, and Vern Thiessen, the playwright, have both taken up tenure ...

2020 Costa Award Winners, Perthshire Poet Now A Makar – Poetry News Roundup January 6th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards and the Perthshire poet who has been made a makar. Costa Book Awards 2020 – Winners Announced The winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards for the five different categories have been announced and this year has been a resounding success for Indies. Each of the category winners will each receive ...

Dante Exhibition/Jail Campaign/Kaur’s New Book – Poetry News Roundup January 5th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at another Dante exhibition, the campaign to save the jail where Oscar Wilde was held and Rupi Kaur’s new book. Springfield Art Museum Plans 93rd Year of Exhibitions The Springfield Art Museum in Massachusetts is preparing for their 93rd year of exhibitions. These are the exhibitions that they are hoping to put on during the 2021 ...

US Laureate Event/Poet’s Son Gets MBE – Poetry News Roundup January 4th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side we look at an event the US poet laureate is taking part in and also the poet's son who has received an MBE. Joy Harjo To Read in Port Angeles The poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo will be taking part in a poetry reading before conversing with students in an event that ...

Dante’s Death Anniversary/New Years Poet – Poetry News Roundup January 1st

 

We begin a new year here on My Poetic Side with a look at the first event celebrating the 700th Dante’s death anniversary, and the poet who helped with the New Years celebrations in the UK. Dante Anniversary Begins with Virtual Exhibition 88 drawings belonging to Dante’s Divine Comedy are being made available online for public viewing for the first time by The Uffizi ...

Love Poet’s MBE/Patti Smith’s New Year Performance – Poetry News Roundup December 31st

 

Today we bring you an article about the poet who has received an MBE for writing the longest love poem in the world and the Punk Poet who has turned 74. Poet Who Penned Longest Love Poem in The World Awarded MBE The poet Rajinder Tumber is not only an accomplished poet but also an AI expert and is well respected in the field ...

Pebbles/Burns Night/Turkish Writer Commemorated – Poetry News Roundup December 30th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at pebbles, virtual celebrations of Burns Night and the celebrations commemorating the life of the poet who penned the Turkish National Anthem. The Power of Pebbles A retired poet in Withernsea has proved to be something of a hit on social media during the month of December. Dean Wilson, who recently moved to the seaside location, has ...

Cowboy State’s Pandemic/Pen Names for Arabic Poets – Poetry News Roundup December 29th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look the Cowboy State perspective of the pandemic and why Arabic poets use pen names. Cowboy State Perspective of Coronavirus Pandemic Offered by Poet Laureate Gene Gagliano from Buffalo is the poet laureate of Wyoming. He was asked by The New York Times to share his own words on the subject of the COVID-19 pandemic and the picture ...