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UNESCO-Sharjah Arab Culture Prize/2022 Pulitzer Poetry Prize/Ukraine Poet museum Destroyed – Poetry News Roundup 11th May

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we bring you the winners of the UNESCO-Sharjah Arab Culture Prize, the 2022 Pulitzer Poetry Prize for poetry and the poet museum destroyed in Ukraine. Poet and Actress Share UNESCO-Sharjah Arab Culture Prize Later this year Dunya Mikhail, a poet and Helen Al Janabi, an actress will be awarded with the UNESCO-Sharjah Arab Culture ...

James Joyce Museum Planned by University of Buffalo – Poetry News 9th May

 

We begin the week with a look at the Centenary of “Ulysses” and the planned museum for James Joyce. James Joyce Museum Planned by University of Buffalo The name of James Joyce is well known in literary circles. The famous Irish author penned “Ulysses” which is considered to be one of the 20th century's greatest novels as well as ...

Lemn Sissay Honoured/Cavafy’s Home Restoration/Beckett Festival Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup May 4th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look on the poet who has been honoured by the Royal Geographical Society, the Museum that is to be restored, and the 2022 Beckett Festival. Lemn Sissay OBE, Honoured by Royal Geographical Society The writer, poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, who is also Chancellor of the University of Manchester, has been awarded the Ness Award by the Royal ...

Wordsworth’s Home Sale/Stella Awards Winner – Poetry News Roundup May 2nd

 

We start the week with a look at William Wordsworth’s former home which has been put up for sale, and the winner of the 2022 Stella Awards poetry category. William Wordsworth’s Former Ambleside Home up for Sale A house just outside Ambleside that once belonged to the Romantic poet William Wordsworth has been put on the market. The house, ...

Charlotte Bronte Book Comes Home – Poetry News April 27th

 

Today in our poetry news round up we look at just one story, the news that Charlotte Bronte’s little book will be returning to Yorkshire Charlotte Bronte’s “Little Book” Returns Home A tiny manuscript titled “A Book of Rhymes” that was penned by Charlotte Bronte has been sold for a staggering $1.25m. The book which measures just 6cm by 10cm was written by ...

English Language Day/Nottingham Poetry Festival Returns/Guggenheim’s Poet-In-Residence – Poetry News Roundup April 25th

 

Today's poetry news round-up looks at English Language Day, the Nottingham Poetry Festival's return, and the Guggenheim Museum's poet-in-residence. English Language Day 23 April marks the UN English Language Day, an annual event that began in 2010. The UN inaugurated the event to celebrate multilingualism and promote all six of their official languages and their equal use. The UN uses English, Arabic, Spanish, French, ...

Big Jubilee Read/Morys’ Anniversary – Poetry News Roundup April 20th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup brings you details about The Big Jubilee Read and the celebrations for the 400thanniversary of the birth of Huw Morys. The Big Jubilee Read As part of the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a selection of works by different writers has been put together to form The Big Jubilee Read. A selection of work by Seamus Heaney, the Irish ...

Historic Laureateship Concludes/Haiku Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup April 18th

 

We begin the week with a look at the conclusion of a historic poet laureateship and International Haiku Poetry Day. Historic Poet Laureateship Concludes with Dance Party The poet Joy Harjo will conclude her three terms as the Poet Laureate of the United States at the end of this month. The event, which will be celebrated by Library of Congress, ...

Prince Phillip Tribute/Zephaniah’s Concerns/Pre Space Poetry – Poetry News Roundup 13th April

 

Today in our poetry news round up we look at a poetic tribute to the Late Prince Philip, Benjamin Zephaniah’s concerns over the police and the poetry recital before a space flight. Poet Laureate's Tribute to Late Prince Philip On the first anniversary of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh the Royal family have shared a tribute penned by Simon Armitage, the poet ...

New Laureate Announced/Whiting Award Winner/Neruda Museums’ Struggle – Poetry News Roundup April 11th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the new poet laureate in Miami-Dade, the winner of the Whiting Award 2022 and the struggles of the Pablo Neruda Museums. Miami-Dade Gets First Poet Laureate In 2013 the poet Richard Blanco served as the fifth inaugural poet in the United States. He read “One Today” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. On 7th April ...