TS Eliot Prize Shortlist/National Black Poetry Day/JP Clark’s Passing/National Translation Award’s Poem – Poetry News Roundup October 16th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the shortlist for the TS Eliot Prize, National Black Poetry Day, the death of JP Clark and the poem that has won the National Translation Award. Unsettling and Captivating Shortlist Unveiled for TS Eliot Prize The judges for this years £25,000 TS Eliot Prize have unveiled the shortlist of 10 collections of poetry which ...

Concrete poetry/Memorial Request/Foyle Award – Poetry News Roundup October 15th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at a new exhibition dedicated to concrete poetry. We also look at a request for a monument for a poet and one of the winners of this year’s Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award. New Meaning Brought to Poetry and Visual Art By “Sackner Archive” The main library gallery at the University of Iowa ...

International Writer Of Courage/Alicante Airport Renaming – Poetry News Roundup October 14th

 

Today in our poetry news round-up we take a look at the International Writer of Courage and the proposal to rename Alicante airport after a poet. International Writer of Courage Named The poet Amanuel Asrat, who has been in prison since 2001 without charge, has been chosen as the writer of courage who will share this year’s PEN Pinter Prize. He was chosen by ...

Mira Priz/Rao To Be Published/Taiwan Poets’ Exhibition – Poetry News Roundup October 13th

 

Today's poetry news roundup looks at the winner of the Mira prize, the first work by Varavara Rao to be published in English and the exhibition dedicated to two late Taiwan poets. 2020 Mira Prize Winner The poet Barbara Korun has been named as the 2020 winner of the Mira Prize. The prize has been awarded by the women’s section of the Slovenian PEN ...

Neustadt Prize/War Poet Film/Library Book Return – Poetry News Roundup October 12th

 

We begin another week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. We also look at the film being made about a war poet and the poetry book that was returned to a library after 57 years. Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2020 An announcement was made by the US Embassy in Tirana at ...