Joan Margarit Passes Away/Harjo To Speak At Notre Dame/Poet’s Portrait – Poetry News Roundup February 17th

 

Today’s poetry news round-up brings you articles about the sad death of Joan Margarit, the Notre Dame event that Joy Harjo will be taking part in and the Bronzino portrait of a poet that is going on display. Joan Margarit, Award-Winning Spanish Poet Dies Aged 82 The Spanish poet Joan Margarit, who was the 2019 winner of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, has passed ...

Mourid Barghouti Passes Away – Poetry News February 16th

 

Today we bring you an article about the death of a prominent Palestinian poet. Leading Palestinian Poet Dies Aged 77 Mourid Barghouti, a leading Palestinian poet has died at the age of 77. His death was announced by the poet’s son, the Arab poet Tamin Barghouti, who announced that his father had passed away on Sunday at his home in Amman, the capital of ...

Kowalski Award/Sappho Papyrus – Poetry News Roundup February 15th

 

Our first poetry news round-up of the week looks at the winner of the Roger Kowalski Award and the Papyrus linked to Sappho. 2021 Roger Kowalski Award Winner Announced One of the most prominent Moroccan Francophone poets has been named as the winner of this year's Roger Kowalski Awards for Poetry. Abdellatif Laabi has won the award for “Presque riens”, his latest book, which ...

Keats Back From The Dead? – Poetry News February 12th

 

Our final poetry news of the week take a look at the CGI project that has brought Keats back from the dead. Bringing Keats Back from the Dead The poet John Keats might have been dead for 200 years, but now thanks to some superb advances in science he is to be brought back to life, virtually. A group of scientists at the ...

Snowshoe Poetry/Armenian Poet’s Translation/Atwood Helps Gender Violence Project – Poetry News Roundup February 11th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at a snowy poetry project, the Armenian poet who is to be published in English for the first time and the Gender Violence project that asked Margaret Atwood for help. Snowshoe Poetry The birthplace of the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, Haverhill is holding a “Snowshoe Poetry Hike” today. The event will be free to attend and ...