Vietnam Poetry Day

(VOVworld) - The 15th Vietnam Poetry Day takes place in Hanoi on the 15th day of the first lunar month of the New Year, which falls on February 11 this year. The 15th Vietnam Poetry Day has attracted a great number of Vietnamese poets. VOV’s Bui Hang reports.

A poet path opens for the first time at the festival, introducing to public notable Vietnamese poets. Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Literature Association Nguyen Quang Thieu said: “This year we want to feature the “Poet Path” for the first time to introduce the portrait and works of the major poets of Vietnam of the last 60 years. Poets of several generations have gathered here for Poetry Day. On this occasion, we also honor poets who have made great contributions to Vietnamese Poetry.”

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 Poet Path

The event aims to honor outstanding poets in 2016, including those winning the association’s awards. Poet Huu Viet said: “This year a “Poet Path” is to honor poets who have received awards from VietNam’s Military Literature Magazine, poets who have won Vietnam Literature Association awards, and poets who are new members of the Vietnam Literature Association. This is a great opportunity for poets to present their work to poetry lovers.”

Apart from reciting poems and exchanging with poem lovers, visitors could enjoy a poem music show. Young and senior poets get engaged in the event in celebration of the 60th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Literature Association. A special space is designed for children’s poet clubs.

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A highlight of the festival is the performance of painting poems on ceramic products by artist Le Thiet Cuong. Poet Nguyen Quang Thieu said: “Artist Le Thiet Cuong presented cover illustrations he has done for poetry books and meaningful poems to accompany the art work that he has designed. We have also built a “Poetry Path” to give poetry lovers a closer look at the work and lives of VN’s poets.”

Meanwhile, the traditional poetry space has given exchange opportunities for groups of outstanding poets of different generations and authors winning awards of the Vietnam Writers’ Association. Another space was also be designed for poets from cities and provinces as well as poet clubs nationwide to meet and introduce their works.