OCM Prize/ Frost Manuscript / Hebrew Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup April 26th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the winner of the OCM Bocas Prize, the Robert Frost manuscript that is going up for auction and the winner of the Hebrew Poetry Prize. OCM Bocas Prize 2021 Canisia Lubrin, St. Lucia born poet, has won this year's OCM Bocas Prize for The Dyzgraphxst. The poem, which is book-length, was described by the judges as “postcolonial poetry ...

Poet Animated/Maya Angelou Coin/Laureate’s Tour – Poetry News Roundup April 21st

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at an animation series based on the life of a poet, the designs for the Maya Angelou coin and the Poet Laureate's A-Z tour. Sadi’s Bustan Appears in Animation Series An animation series is in production in Iran which will be based on the famous Bustan of Sadi, the 13th-century Iranian poet. The series will be titled “Travels of Sadi” ...

Prince Philip’s Elegy/Griffin Prize/Poet’s Coin – Poetry News Roundup April 19th

 

We begin another week on My Poetic Side with a look at An Elegy for Prince Philip, the shortlist for the Griffin Prize and the poet to be honoured with a coin. An Elegy for Prince Philip From Simon Armitage Simon Armitage, The Poet Laureate has penned “The Patriarchs – An Elegy” for Prince Philip. In it, he says he has deliberately avoided the sycophancy that ...

Thomas Portrait At Auction/Dante Celebration Launches/Iran’s Homage To Poets – Poetry News Roundup April 14th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up takes a look at the last portrait of Dylan Thomas, another Dante project, and the unusual alley names in an Iranian village. Swansea Artist Portrait of Dylan Thomas Goes up For Auction A painting which is part of a series painted by Gordon Stuart in 1953 was created at Dylan Thomas’s home. It is one of the last paintings ...

Poet In Vogue/Poet’s Academy Award/Keats Confusion – Poetry News Roundup April 12th

 

We begin the week with a look at the first poet to be pictured for the cover of Vogue, the winner of the First Book Award and whether Keats meant to write about a Thrush rather than a Nightingale. Poetry on Vogue The poet Amanda Gorman has become the first-ever poet to be featured on the cover of Vogue magazine. Following her appearance in January ...