Anisfield-Wolf Award/Poetry Prize Lauch/V&A Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup April 7th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we take a look at the 2021 winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a new poetry prize that has been launched and an exhibition at the V&A. Anisfield-Wolf Award Winners 2021 Natasha Trethewey, the former poet laureate of the US is amongst the winners of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Awards. The prize is given for books that help to promote ...

Burns’ Return/Threat to Brontë Sisters’ Moors – Poetry News Roundup April 5th

 

Our first poetry news round-up of the week looks at a statue of Robert Burns returning to the village of his birth and the threat to the moors that inspired the Brontë sisters. Antiques Roadshow Values Poet Statue On Sunday, the Antiques Roadshow saw one of its heaviest ever pieces bought in by a member of the public. The episode, which took place near ...

New Washington Laureate/Poetry Month Home/Prince Of Wales’ Easter Poetry Reading – Poetry News Roundup April 2nd

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the weeks looks at the new Washington state poet laureate, the Carl Sandberg Home for Poetry Month celebrations, and The Prince of Wales' Easter poetry reading. First Indigenous State Poet Named for Washington Yesterday marked the first day of National Poetry Month, and Washington made an announcement regarding their new state poet laureate. Rena Priest, who won an ...

Dante’s Multi Language Project/Translating Latvian Poetry – Poetry News Roundup April 1st

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at a project to read Dante in over 30 languages and traditional Latvian poetry which is being translated into English. Dante’s Death Anniversary Celebrated with Multi-Language Project The University of Toronto’s department of Italian studies is spearheading a project which will see a number of different languages used for a reading that will include most of the canto’s of The ...

Dante Defended/Poet’s Plea For Vaccine Takeup – Poetry News Roundup March 31st

 

In today's poetry news round-up we look at a German newspaper article that was critical of Dante, and the poets who have joined the plea for people to get the vaccine. Dante Defended by Italians Amidst Claims Shakespeare was “Light Years” Ahead Leaders in Italy have been lending their support to the poet Dante Alighieri following recent claims in a German newspaper. Dante, who ...