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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. ...

Walt Whitman Bridge Petition/Samuel L Jackson Turns To Poetry – Poetry News Roundup January 18th

 

Our final poetry news round up of the week takes a look at the petition to paint the Walt Whitman bridge, and the actor Samuel L. Jackson turning his hand to poetry on TV. Walt Whitman Bridge Petition There is a social media petition that is making the rounds at the moment, calling for the Walt Whitman Bridge to be painted in rainbow ...

Academy of American Poets’ Newest Name/Wordsworth’s Competition – Poetry News Roundup January 17th

 

Today's poetry news round up looks at the poet who has been named to the Academy of American Poets and the Wordsworth poetry competition for young people. Former Poet Laureate Named to the Academy of American Poets The poet Natasha Trethewey, who was the 19th poet laureate in the U.S., has been named to the Academy of American Poets. Trethewey, who is a ...

Lorca Celebrations/Keats’ Bicentenary/Cowboy Poet – Poetry News Roundup January 16th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the year long celebrations for the poet Federico Garcia Lorca that are taking place in Madrid. We also have the bicentenary of Keats, and the winner of this years Cowboy Poet of the Year Award. 100th Anniversary of Lorca The government in Madrid is beginning a year long tribute to the life of the poet ...

TS Eliot Prize Winner/Poet Arrested in Somaliland – Poetry News Roundup January 15th

 

In today’s poetry news round-up we take a look at the winner of the 2018 TS Eliot Prize, which was awarded just yesterday. We also have an article about a poet in Somaliland who has been arrested following a poetry event. Hannah Sullivan Wins TS Eliot Prize The winner of the 2018 TS Eliot prize has been announced as Hannah Sullivan. Her debut ...

Sandburg Home Remains Closed/Plath Article Causes Upset – Poetry News Roundup January 14th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the former home of the poet Carl Sandburg, which has ben closed to the public since October. We also have a story about a magazine article that had social media in uproar last week. Sandburg Home Remains Closed In Galesburg, Illinois, on Third Street, is the little white cottage where ...

40th Litfest/Nobel Prize Committee – Poetry News Roundup January 11th

 

Our final poetry news round up takes a look at a special event taking place as part of the 40th Litfest. We also take an insightful look into the world of the Nobel prize committee, with some recently unsealed archives. Poetry at Lancaster University In what is expected to be a very special event for the 40th Litfest, and as part of a partnership ...

Memorials for St.Louis and Slovenian Poets/William Meredith Award – Poetry News Roundup January 10th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you two stories of several celebrations of the lives of poets; the memorial for first poet laureate of St. Louis and the 200th anniversary of the death of a Slovenian poet. We also have an article about the winner of the 2018 William Meredith Award for Poetry. Memorial Service Planned for Inaugural Poet Laureate of St. Loui...