Thursday, March 21, 2013

UNESCO: World Poetry Day

March 21 is World Poetry Day. A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during the UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

"Poetry is one of the purest expressions of linguistic freedom. It is a component of the identity of peoples and it embodies the creative energy of culture, for it can be continuously renewed".

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Message for the World Poetry Day

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