Dante To Be Pardoned? Poetry News February 3rd

 

Today on My Poetic Side we look at the decision by descendants of the poet Dante Alighieri to attempt to have the poet’s corruption sentence overturned by the legal system. Attempts to Overturn Dante’s Corruption Charges In 1302, the poet Dante Alighieri faced accusations of crimes including extortion, fraud, perjury and embezzlement. He did not show up to court for his trial, was ...

Lemm Sissay Performs/ 9th Prince of Poets’ Competition/ Cathedral Podcast – Poetry News Roundup February 2nd

 

Today, we take a look at a forthcoming performance by Lemm Sissay, the 9th Prince of Poets' Competition and an ambitious podcast by a cathedral Lemm Sissay to Perform at Bishop’s Stortford College Festival of Literature The poet, artist, performer, playwright and broadcaster Lemm Sissay, who was awarded an MBE for his services to literature will be taking part in the Festival of Literature ...

Death Mask At Auction/Poet Hits The Big Screen/Wilding Museum – Poetry News Roundup February 1st

 

We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at Kavanagh’s Death Mask which will be going up for auction, the British poet whose first novel has been snapped up for the big screen and the art exhibition inspired by poetry and clouds. Poet's Death Mask to go up for Auction Shepherd’s Belmont House will be holding a three-day online auction ...

Forward Prize/Google Doodle/Rumi’s Birthplace Build – Poetry News Roundup January 29th

 

Our final poetry news of the week looks at the judging panel for the Forward Prize, the poet celebrated with a Google Doodle and plans to rebuild Rumi’s birthplace. Forward Poetry Prize Chair of Judges Announced James Naughtie, the broadcaster has been announced as the chair of judges for the 30th Forward Prize. The award is worth a total of £16,000 and is split between ...

Amanda Gorman’s Popularity Continues To Ascend – Poetry News January 28th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the youth poet Amanda Gorman, who is dominating the news a week after the Presidential inauguration. Amanda Gorman – A Week On! It has been just a week since the youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman wowed the world when she delivered “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.  And in ...