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POST TIME: 2 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Dhaka International Poets Summit 2018
Seven foreign poets awarded
DL desk

Seven foreign poets awarded

‘Dhaka International Poets Summit 2018’ honoured seven foreign poets at a event held at Experimental Theater Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha in the capital on Wednesday. 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 have been awarded with ‘Kathak Literary Award 2018’ for their extraordinary contribution in the literary world.

The other important poets from Bangladesh Aminur Rahman, Asad Chowdhury, Hayat Saif, Mohammad Nurul Huda, Habibullah Sirajee and  Jahidul Huq attended the summit.

State Minister Shahriar Alam was present as the chief guest at the event. He thanked for taking such a massive initiative in our country and thanked the foreign poets for their interests in Bangladesh.

Hosted by Kathak, Bangladesh-Poetry Initiative, consecutively 4th time arranged this event is focused on getting poets and poetry lovers together to define path for the bilateral development and propagation of the poetic arts in Bangladesh and other countries of the world.

The objective is to hold this summit and its agenda, as a mean for providing the appropriate dialogues, setting and space for discussions centering in the various strategies for developing poetry.

Three books were also launched at the event. These include – ‘Dhaka Anthology of World Poetry 2018’ translated and edited by poet Aminur Rahman and ‘Bishho Shera Samakaleen Sath Kabir Kabita’ edited by Poet Aminur Rahaman and Bilkis Mansoor.

The atmosphere became melodious and rhythmic with spectacular recitation by the invited poets. l