Poem Project Wins Prize/Commencement Address By Poet/Dylan Thomas Prize Winner – Poetry News Roundup May 18th

 

In this week's news, a poem project has been given the People's Book Prize. We also have details of a commencement address being given by a poet, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize. People’s Book Prize Given to Poem Project Christina Gabbitas, who is a children’s author based not far from York, has won an award for a project that ...

Google Doodle’s Nod To African Poet/War Poet Film At Shropshire Home – Poetry News Roundup May 16th

 

We begin the week with a look at the Google Doodle, which was dedicated to a South African poet and the Stately home featuring in a film about the life of Siegfried Sassoon. Google Doodle Dedicated to South African Poet The Google Doodle on 12th May was dedicated to Mazisi Kunene the South African anti-apartheid campaigner and poet. Kunene’s ...

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 ...