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Academy of American Poets Awards Recipients – Poetry News Roundup April 25th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you two articles about awards from the Academy of American Poets and the poet laureates who have received them. Academy of American Poets Awards $50,000 to Philadelphia Poet Laureate The current poet laureate of Philadelphia, Rachel Salas Rivera, has been awarded the sum of $50,000 by the Academy ...

Cities of Literature Residency/81st Death Anniversary of Allama Muhammed Iqbal – Poetry News Roundup April 22nd

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with an article about a poet who has been accepted for the first-ever Cities of Literature residency in Ulyanovsk. We also take a look at the 81st death anniversary of the poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal, which took place over the weekend. Poet Gets Residency in Russia...

Liu Xiaobo Bust/Victor Huge Best-seller/Mexican Auction/Play Park Poetry – Poetry News Roundup April 18th

 

Today's poetry news brings you articles about the first bust dedicated to the poet Liu Xiaobo, the Victor Hugo novel that has climbed the best seller list, a rare Mexican poetry book at auction and finally the poetry book that will fund a play park. Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Honoured by Prague A bust in honour ...

Windham-Campbell Prize/Professor of Poetry/Walt Whitman’s House – Poetry News Roundup April 17th

 

Today's poetry news roundup takes a look at the winner of this year's Windham-Campbell Poetry Prize, the next Oxford Professor of Poetry and the push to save Walt Whitman's house. 2019 Winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry Kwame Dawes, an MFA faculty member has been awarded the Windham-Campbell prize for poetry. The ...