Participated to the XVI World Poetry Festival in Venezuela
Mongolian poet Mend-Ooyo participated by virtual to the XVI World Poetry Festival in Venezuela.
The Venezuelan Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday the celebration of the XVI World Poetry Festival from October 13 to 20, with the participation of 35 foreign poets from some 30 countries, including Argentina, Cuba, Chile and Colombia.
The sectorial vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Freddy Ñáñez, pointed out that every night the Simón Bolívar Theater, in Caracas, will receive the bards with the reading of their works to summon and build bridges between cultures through the word.
The Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, expressed that once again Venezuela is summoning poetry through this International Festival that will reach "all corners of the country" with the verses of foreign guests, national poets and men and women lovers of this art.
The President of the Andrés Bello Houses of Letters, William Osuna, recalled that this event arose as an initiative of Commander Hugo Chávez in the midst of a great political crisis, which needed a verb to go out to the streets and try to "place his shoulder to push towards a better society".
He mentioned an anti-imperialist tribune where more than 140 cultural activists among poets, singers and musicians will parade, in addition to conferences, book presentations and forums that have as central axis the 200 years of the poem Mi delirio sobre el Chimborazo by Simón Bolívar.