Int’l Poets Summit honours 7 foreign poets

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 18:14, Feb 01,2018


Local and foreign poets participate at the inauguration ceremony of the Dhaka International Poets Summit held on Wednesday at Experimental Theater Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. — Snigdha Zaman

Dhaka International Poets Summit, an initiative of getting poets and poetry lovers together, honoured seven foreign poets on the opening day of the five-day event held on Wednesday at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Poet Agnes Meadows from UK, Poet TendoTaijin from Japan, Poet Joyce Ashuntantang from USA, Egypt’s Poet Ibrahim Elmasri, Taiwan’s Poet Miao-yi Tu and Colombia’s Poet Mario Mathor were awarded with ‘Kathak Literary Award 2018’ for their extraordinary contribution to the world literary.

Eminent Bangladeshi poets Aminur Rahman, Asad Chowdhury, Hayat Saif, Mohammad Nurul Huda, Habibullah Sirajee and  Jahidul Huq attended the summit.

Kathak, Bangladesh organised the summit for the fourth time to define path for the bilateral development and propagation of the poetic arts in Bangladesh and other countries of the world.

Eminent personalities, artistes, poets, painters and poetry lovers attended the event. State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam was present at the programme as the chief guest.

Three books were launched in the programme including Dhaka Anthology of World Poetry 2018 translated by Poet Aminur Rahman and Bishho Shera Samakaleen Sath Kabir Kabita, which has been edited by Poet Aminur Rahaman and Bilkis Mansoor and published by Adorn Publication.

Besides, the participating poets recited different poems to the delight of the audience.

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