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Victorian Prize Winner Incarcerated/2019 Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist – Poetry News Roundup February 1st

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the winner of this year’s Victorian Prize for Literature, and the longlist for the 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize. Victorian Prize for Literature Won by Behrouz Boochani When the ceremony for this year's Victorian Prize for Literature took place, the winner was unable to be there in person to accept the award. Behrouz Boochani, ...

Harvard Arts Medal Awarded/Bonnie and Clyde Book – Poetry News Roundup January 31st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at Tracy K Smith as it is announced she has won the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal, and we also have the poetry book written by the notorious Bonnie and Clyde which is going up for auction. Harvard Arts Medal to be Awarded to Tracy K Smith Tracy K Smith, the U.S. laureate for poetry, and a graduate of ...

Costa Book Award/NBCC/Fountain Pen Memorial – Poetry News Roundup January 30th

 

Our poetry news roundup today takes a look at the overall winner of The Costa Book Award. We also bring you the poet nominated for the NBCC Award and the poet who is to be remembered with a commemorative fountain pen. Costa Book of the Year Winner Last night saw the winner of the Costa Book of the year being announced at the awards ...

Endre Ady/Twitter Poetry from Irish Ambassador – Poetry News Roundup January 29th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup we take a look at the memorial events planned for Endre Ady, and the Irish Ambassador with a Twitter feed full of poetry. Hungary Commemorate the Poet Endre Ady Sunday 27th January marked the centenary of the death of the Hungarian poet, Endre Ady. Lawmakers and heads of several of the cultural institutes of Hungary gathered at the ...

Burns Birthplace Appeal/Byron Auction – Poetry News Roundup January 28th

 

We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with an appeal to save the birthplace of Robert Burns. We also take a look at the rare collection of Byron memorabilia that will be going to auction shortly. Appeal to Save Poets Birthplace Launched The cottage in Alloway where the poet Robert Burns was born is in danger of falling into disrepair unless ...

Taylor Statue Planned/Wordsworth inspired course – Poetry News Roundup January 25th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week brings readers the story of a statue to be built in memory of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. We also take a look at a Wordsworth inspired art course. State to Samuel Taylor Coleridge to be Built Outside Church A life-sized statue honouring Samuel Taylor Coleridge is planned to be erected in the town of Ottery, ...

Padraic Fiacc Passes Away – Poetry News January 24th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the sad news that the literary world has lost another important member. The poet Padraic Fiacc has died, age 94. Irish Poet Padraic Fiacc Passes Away Aged 94 Padraic Fiacc, the Irish poet, who was born Patrick Joseph O’Connor, passed away on Monday evening at the nursing home in Belfast where he had been living. He ...

Bollingen Prize/Nobel Prize Scandal/Burns Night Wine – Poetry News Roundup January 23rd

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we bring you articles about the winner of this years Bollingen Prize, the further scandal to hit the Nobel Prize committee, and finally, the wine that has been specially developed for Burns night. Prestigious Bollingen Prize Awarded to Charles Bernstein The winner of this year’s Yale Bollingen Prize for American Poetry has been announced as Charles Bernstein. The ...

Burns’ Murals Unveiled/Dead Poets Society Book/Jerusalem Prize – Poetry News Roundup January 22nd

 

In our poetry news roundup today we look at the mural dedicated to Robert Burns, we have a poetry book written by the founder of the Dead Poets Society and finally the winner of the 2019 Jerusalem Prize. Murals to Celebrate the Life of Robert Burns Unveiled A mural consisting of ten large-scale paintings has gone on display at Oran Mor in Glasgow. The ...

Mary Oliver Passes Away – Poetry News January 21st

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with the sad news that Mary Oliver the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet has died at the age of 83. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Dies at Age 83 Mary Oliver, a celebrated American Pulitzer Prize-winner for poetry has passed away at the age of 83. Oliver died on Thursday last week in her home in Florida. ...