2020 Costa Award Winners, Perthshire Poet Now A Makar – Poetry News Roundup January 6th

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at the winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards and the Perthshire poet who has been made a makar. Costa Book Awards 2020 – Winners Announced The winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards for the five different categories have been announced and this year has been a resounding success for Indies. Each of the category winners will each receive ...

Dante Exhibition/Jail Campaign/Kaur’s New Book – Poetry News Roundup January 5th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at another Dante exhibition, the campaign to save the jail where Oscar Wilde was held and Rupi Kaur’s new book. Springfield Art Museum Plans 93rd Year of Exhibitions The Springfield Art Museum in Massachusetts is preparing for their 93rd year of exhibitions. These are the exhibitions that they are hoping to put on during the 2021 ...

US Laureate Event/Poet’s Son Gets MBE – Poetry News Roundup January 4th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side we look at an event the US poet laureate is taking part in and also the poet's son who has received an MBE. Joy Harjo To Read in Port Angeles The poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo will be taking part in a poetry reading before conversing with students in an event that ...

Dante’s Death Anniversary/New Years Poet – Poetry News Roundup January 1st

 

We begin a new year here on My Poetic Side with a look at the first event celebrating the 700th Dante’s death anniversary, and the poet who helped with the New Years celebrations in the UK. Dante Anniversary Begins with Virtual Exhibition 88 drawings belonging to Dante’s Divine Comedy are being made available online for public viewing for the first time by The Uffizi ...

Love Poet’s MBE/Patti Smith’s New Year Performance – Poetry News Roundup December 31st

 

Today we bring you an article about the poet who has received an MBE for writing the longest love poem in the world and the Punk Poet who has turned 74. Poet Who Penned Longest Love Poem in The World Awarded MBE The poet Rajinder Tumber is not only an accomplished poet but also an AI expert and is well respected in the field ...