Vietnam to host Asian-Pacific poetry fest
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Vietnam will host the 1st Asian-Pacific Poetry Festival in the northern province of Quang Ninh next month.
New Zealander well-know author Sue Wootton will be among 80 international poets to join in the 1st Asian-Pacific Poetry Fest to be held in Vietnam next month Photo: Vietnamnet
Titled “Poetry for a Peaceful, Co-operative and Developed Asia-Pacific”, the 3-day event will be attended by 80 poets from 27 countries and territories.
The guests include world-renowned names such as Korean poets Ko Un who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 2011 and Ahn Kuyn Hwan who translated Ho Chi Minh’s noted poem collection “Nhat Ky Trong Tu” (Diary in Jail) into Korean, American poet Lady Borton who received the Peace Award by the War Resisters League under the London-based War Resisters' International organization in 1988, Ban'ya Natsuishi, chairman of the Japanese Haiku Poem Association and New Zealander author Sue Wootton together with 40 local poets.
The festival will start on February 2 in Ha Long city.