Featured Poet: Patricia Smith

Published by Julian Yanover

Hailed and lauded as the world”s foremost spoken word performance and slam poet, Patricia Smith has easily transcended any label placed on her. Four time National Poetry Slam Champion, Pulitzer Prize nominee, journalist, playwright, poet – her work lifts off the page to take root AND wing, living in a way that many poets dream […]


Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award/Carl Sandberg Writer In Residence – Poetry News Roundup February 26th

Published by Joanne Jeffries

Today in our poetry news round-up, we look at the winner of this years Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. We also look at the Car Sandberg Writer-in-Residence. Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2020 The poet Ariana Reines has been announced as the winner of this years $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award has […]


Pay for Coffee with a Poem/Kingsley Tufts Award/Brighton Festival – Poetry News Roundup March 13th

Published by Joanne Jeffries

Today on My Poetic Side we look at how you can pay for coffee with poetry. We also have an article about the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award, and finally, we take a quick look at this year’s Brighton Festival. Poetry for Coffee It has been almost a year and once again World Poetry […]


Palestinian Poetry Competition / New Oregon Poet Laureate / $100,000 Poetry Prize – Poetry News Roundup June 1st

Published by Joanne Jeffries

Our final news round up of the weeks takes a look at a Palestinian poetry competition, the new poet laureate of Oregon who is following in his fathers footsteps and finally the winner of this years Ruth Lilly Poetry Award. Award Winners Announced in Palestinian Poetry Competition The International Committee for Breaking the Siege of […]


Kingsley Tuft/Black Panther Poet/Dyer-Ives – Poetry News Roundup February 21st

Published by Joanne Jeffries

In today’s round-up of poetry-related news articles we look at this years Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the poet who was inspired by the film “Black Panther” and the 50th year of the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition. Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Won by Patricia Smith The winner of this year’s Kingsley Tufts Poetry award is Patricia Smith […]