Spanish Poet Tribute/UAE Poet’s Travel Ban/Egyptian Poet’s Archive AcQuisition – Poetry News Roundup September 29th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the tribute to a Spanish poet, the poet who has been banned from travelling and an archive that has been donated to a library. Two Month Tribute Paid to Anti-Franco Poet A two-month event is to be staged in Orihuela in Spain, to commemorate the poet Miguel Hernandez. The event, which will take place ...

France To Exhume 2 Poets? Poetry News September 28th

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the petition in France to change the final resting place of two great French poets. France Contemplates Digging up Gay Poets The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, is coming under increasing pressure to act for sexual diversity. He is being asked to order the “Pantheonisation” - the internment of a person ...

Folio Judges Announced/AGT History Made By Poet – Poetry News Roundup September 25th

 

Our final news round-up of the week looks at the judges for this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize and the poet who has won America’s Got Talent. Rathbones Folio Prize Judges Announced Roger Robinson, the TS Eliot Prize-winning poet, Sinead Gleeson the Irish writer and the novelist Jon McGregor have all been named as the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prizes judges. The Rathbone Prize has a ...

ACU, Blake And Wallace Stevens Awards/Online National Poetry Day – Poetry News Roundup September 24th

 

Today's news round-up takes a look at the winners of a couple of poetry awards. We also look at another National Poetry Day celebration that is taking itself online. Winners of the ACU Prize for Poetry and Blake Poetry Prize 2020 The winners of two major poetry prizes have been announced in Canberra and they are both from the ACT region. Geoff Page, who is ...

Dove Cottage Goes Digital/Montreal Prize Winner – Poetry News Roundup September 23rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the annual Dove Cottage poetry event and the winner of this year’s Montreal International Poetry Prize Dove Cottage Goes Digital Dove Cottage, the former home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy is going digital for the first time. On 1st October, in honour of National Poetry Day, the cottage will be playing ...