Lucille Clifton’s Home Haven – Poetry News October 27th

 

Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the former home of the poet Lucille Clifton which is set to become a haven for artists and activists. Home of Celebrated Poet to Become Creative Haven During her lifetime, Lucille Clifton was a prolific poet and writer of children’s books. In the 1960s she was bought to the attention of the public ...

Dante’s Death Marked/Sir Walter Scott’s House Sale/PEN Prize – Poetry News Roundup July 8th

 

Today, we focus on the anniversary marking of Dante's death, the house sale associated with Sir Walker Scott and the PEN Prize. 700th Anniversary of Dante’s Death Marked with Forli Show The Uffizi Gallery, which is in Florence, is putting together a significant show in Forli next year in honour of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante. The gallery director, Heike Schmidt ...

Derek Walcott Poetry Prize/Laureate’s House for Sale/Punjabi Poet’s Google Doodle – Poetry News Roundup September 2nd

 

Our first poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the debut of the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize. We also have a short story about the former house of a poet laureate that is up for sale, and finally, the Google Doodle celebrating what would have been the 100th Birthday of a Punjabi poet. Walcott Poetry Prize Debuted...

Japanese Era/Neruda President’s Visit/April Fool’s for Poets – Poetry News Roundup April 2nd

 

Today, we look at articles on the name of the new Japanese era, the presidents visit to the Pablo Neruda museum and the poetry April Fool’s joke. Name Chosen for New Japanese Imperial Era Yesterday the name of the new era for the Japanese imperial family was announced by the Prime Minister. ...

Banjo Paterson Festival/Desmond Poetry Competition/Tatour Drawings – Poetry News Roundup February 7th

 

Today in our poetry news roundup, we take a look at this year's Banjo Paterson Festival, the Desmond International Poetry competition and the drawings of Dareen Tatour. 2019 Banjo Paterson Festival Across Central West New South Wales, numerous towns will come together this weekend in celebration of Banjo Paterson - the much-loved Australian poet. The festival, which is a celebration of Australian poetry, writers ...