Posthumous Laureate/America’s Got Poets/Wales Book Of The Year – Poetry News Roundup July 2nd

 

Today in our news round-up, we have the posthumous Poet Laureate, the spoken word artist wowing Americas Got Talent and the shortlist for the Wales Book of the Year award. Honorary Poet Laureate Posthumously Named The late country and folk legend John Prine has been posthumously named as the honorary Poet Laureate of his home state Illinois. Prine died at the age of 73 in ...

Pushcart Prize/The Star-Spangled Banner – Poetry News Roundup July 1st

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the winner of this year's Pushcart Prize and the origins of The Star-Spangled Banner. Poet Finally Gets the Prize Finally, after 30 years of nominations, Jo McDougall has won a Pushcart Prize. The poet, who is 84, had heard rumours that she might have won but hadn’t been told through any official chancel, so rang Pushcart Press ...

Burns’ Link To Slavery/Rosen’s Recovery – Poetry News Roundup June 30th

 

Robert Burns and the Link to Slavery The Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns has become the subject of one of the latest discussions over statues in America. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter campaign his name, along with many others has been linked to the questionable acts that took place in America's history, most specifically slavery. People are calling for ...

Dodge Poetry Festival/Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup June 29th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the Dodge Poetry Festival. We also look at the shortlist for this years Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize. Online Move for N.J. Poetry Festival The Dodge Poetry Festival, a major New Jersey Poetry Festival has confirmed that it will be going ahead this year but will be moving online because of coronavirus. ...

Michael Rosen Out Of Hospital/Detroit Rapper/Poet’s Message – Poetry News Roundup June 25th

 

Today we look at an article about the poet Michael Rosen who is hoe having spent 47 days in ICU with coronavirus. We also have a short article about a Detroit poet and rapper. Michael Rosen Finally Home We start today with some good news. Michael Rosen, the poet and author, has finally been allowed to return home following his lengthy stay in ...