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Dante Day – Poetry News March 25th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the online event taking place in Italy to mark Dante Day. Dante Day March 25th marks Dante Day, or Dantedi, the day that Italy had put aside to remember the poet Dante Alighieri. This year marks the 700th anniversary of his death and would have been the first Dantedi. With the country in lockdown as ...

Poet Inspired Print Exhibition/Mackellar Awards – Poetry News Roundup March 24th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the print exhibition inspired by a poet and the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. Gallery Show Inspired by Poet On Thursday last week, a fortnight-long art exhibition opened in Henley. The work on display was produced by a group made up of 14 different printmakers. The exhibition, titled “The Poetics of Print” had been put together to ...

Laureate’s New Poem/World Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup March 23rd

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the Poet Laureate’s new poem, and this year’s World Poetry Day. Poet Laureate Pens Coronavirus Poem In his new poem about coronavirus Simon Armitage, the poet laureate takes a look at Eyam, the heroic village who put themselves into quarantine in 1665 in order to contain the spread of Black Death. The ...

Windham-Campbell Prize/Siddiqui Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup March 20th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the winners of this year's Windham-Campbell prize. We also bring you the news of the death of the poet Ashraf Siddiqui. Winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize for 2020 This year, women’s voices were certainly heard in the Windham-Campbell prize from Yale University. In total, seven women took home a total prize fund ...

Brighton Festival/A-Z Of Poetry/Atwood’s Reading List – Poetry News Roundup March 19th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at the Brighton Festival, the Poet Laureates A-Z of poetry and finally Margaret Atwood's reading list for self-isolation. Fringe Postponed and Brighton Festival Cancelled Founded 53 years ago, the Brighton Festival has been cancelled for the first time ever in its history. The Fringe Festival has also been postponed. The festival, which was due to begin in ...

Google Doodle/Online Poetry Events/Kobzar Award – Poetry News Roundup March 18th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the Argentinian poet in the Google Doodle, how poetry events might be moving online temporarily and the winner of the 2020 Kobzar Literary Award. Google Doodle for Argentine Poet Yesterday's Google Doodle celebrated Olga Orozco - the Argentine poet - on the occasion of her 100th birth anniversary. Orozco was a master of all things ...

Wordsworth’s Sibling Relationship/Sakura Experience – Poetry News Roundup March 17th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the relationship of the Wordsworth siblings and the experience of Sakura. Relationship Between Wordsworth and his Sister Explored William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy were close, and the relationship between the two has often been debated. A new exhibition that has opened up at Wordsworth House and Garden has been put together to take a ...

Turkish Poet In Prison/Lake County Poet Laureate – Poetry News Roundup March 16th

 

We begin the week with a look at the Turkish poet who has been in prison for 26 years. We also have a short article about the new poet laureate of Lake County, California. The Turkish Poet in Prison for 26 Years At the age of just 22 İlhan Çomak, who was a student at Istanbul University, was arrested and put in prison, where ...

Pablo Neruda Archive Up For Auction – Poetry News March 13th

 

In our final news round-up of the week, we look at a collection of Pablo Neruda Ephemera that will be going up for auction. Archive of Pablo Neruda Ephemera Goes up for Auction A collection of photos, rare book, letters, postcards and artefacts relating to the diplomat and poet Pablo Neruda is shortly to go up for auction. The collection contains over 600 ...

Thrift Store Treasure/Arts Academy Award/Chester Literary Festival – Poetry News Roundup March 12th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we look at the treasure found in a thrift store, the $100,000 Arts Academy Award and the Chester Literature Festival 2020. Thrift Store Trash Turn Out to be Treasure A volunteer at a thrift store in Kittyhawk, North Caroline spotted something that they thought looked a little special amongst their boxes of donations recently. Whilst she was working ...