New Washington Laureate/Poetry Month Home/Prince Of Wales’ Easter Poetry Reading – Poetry News Roundup April 2nd

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the weeks looks at the new Washington state poet laureate, the Carl Sandberg Home for Poetry Month celebrations, and The Prince of Wales' Easter poetry reading. First Indigenous State Poet Named for Washington Yesterday marked the first day of National Poetry Month, and Washington made an announcement regarding their new state poet laureate. Rena Priest, who won an ...

Dante’s Multi Language Project/Translating Latvian Poetry – Poetry News Roundup April 1st

 

Today’s poetry news roundup looks at a project to read Dante in over 30 languages and traditional Latvian poetry which is being translated into English. Dante’s Death Anniversary Celebrated with Multi-Language Project The University of Toronto’s department of Italian studies is spearheading a project which will see a number of different languages used for a reading that will include most of the canto’s of The ...

Dante Defended/Poet’s Plea For Vaccine Takeup – Poetry News Roundup March 31st

 

In today's poetry news round-up we look at a German newspaper article that was critical of Dante, and the poets who have joined the plea for people to get the vaccine. Dante Defended by Italians Amidst Claims Shakespeare was “Light Years” Ahead Leaders in Italy have been lending their support to the poet Dante Alighieri following recent claims in a German newspaper. Dante, who ...

Golden Wreath/Gorman’s Poetry Furore – Poetry News Roundup March 30th

 

Today on My Poetic Side, we look at the 2021 recipient of the Golden Wreath and the arguments about who should translate Amanda Gorman’s poetry. Golden Wreath for Carol Ann Duffy The 2021 Golden Wreath has been awarded to Professor Carol Ann Duffy DBE. This is a prestigious international award that is given for a lifetime of achievement to someone in the field of ...

Howl Draft Found/Globe Reopens With Ovid Play – Poetry News Roundup March 29th

 

We begin the week with a look at articles about a poem that birthed a poetry renaissance, and the new play based on the works of Ovid that will be performed when The Globe reopens. Draft Copy of Howl Found An early draft copy of the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg has been found. This seminal poem gives an insight into how the ...