Taylor Statue Planned/Wordsworth inspired course – Poetry News Roundup January 25th

 

Our final poetry news round-up of the week brings readers the story of a statue to be built in memory of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. We also take a look at a Wordsworth inspired art course. State to Samuel Taylor Coleridge to be Built Outside Church A life-sized statue honouring Samuel Taylor Coleridge is planned to be erected in the town of Ottery, ...

Padraic Fiacc Passes Away – Poetry News January 24th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we bring you the sad news that the literary world has lost another important member. The poet Padraic Fiacc has died, age 94. Irish Poet Padraic Fiacc Passes Away Aged 94 Padraic Fiacc, the Irish poet, who was born Patrick Joseph O’Connor, passed away on Monday evening at the nursing home in Belfast where he had been living. He ...

Bollingen Prize/Nobel Prize Scandal/Burns Night Wine – Poetry News Roundup January 23rd

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we bring you articles about the winner of this years Bollingen Prize, the further scandal to hit the Nobel Prize committee, and finally, the wine that has been specially developed for Burns night. Prestigious Bollingen Prize Awarded to Charles Bernstein The winner of this year’s Yale Bollingen Prize for American Poetry has been announced as Charles Bernstein. The ...

Burns’ Murals Unveiled/Dead Poets Society Book/Jerusalem Prize – Poetry News Roundup January 22nd

 

In our poetry news roundup today we look at the mural dedicated to Robert Burns, we have a poetry book written by the founder of the Dead Poets Society and finally the winner of the 2019 Jerusalem Prize. Murals to Celebrate the Life of Robert Burns Unveiled A mural consisting of ten large-scale paintings has gone on display at Oran Mor in Glasgow. The ...

Mary Oliver Passes Away – Poetry News January 21st

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with the sad news that Mary Oliver the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet has died at the age of 83. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Dies at Age 83 Mary Oliver, a celebrated American Pulitzer Prize-winner for poetry has passed away at the age of 83. Oliver died on Thursday last week in her home in Florida. ...