“Horizons of poetry” organising at Hanoi National University of Education

In the chain of art activitie promoting for the fourth Vietnamese literature, the 3rd International Poetry Festival and the XVII Vietnam Poetry Day were held in Hanoi, Bac Giang and Quang Ninh province in February 2019, Vietnam Writers’ Association in collaboration with Hanoi National University of Education organised the program "Horizons of poetry" to create a poetry meeting for national and international poets, literature translators and researchers. Throughout the program of poetry and culture, "Horizons of poetry" has created a poetic space for all participants to immerse themselves in the world of artistic literature.

The program was on February 16, 2019 at the University Hall 11-10, Hanoi National University of Education. Attending the program, on behalf of Vietnam Writers' Association, there are poet Tran Dang Khoa - Vice Chairman of the Association, poet Tran Quang Quy - Vice Chairman of the Association; on behalf of Hanoi National University of Education, there are Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Minh – President of the University, Associate Prof. Nguyen Van Trao - Vice President of the University, heads of University Offices, and deans of faculties ... Especially there are 17 international poets, representing for 15 countries, famous poets and literature researchers of Vietnam, and a large number of literary lovers gathering in Hanoi National University of Education to enjoy "Horizons of poetry".

The musical performances of the University in “Horizons of poetry” had harmonious combination of music, literature, Vietnamese history and culture: "Lời ru Âu Lạc", Chầu Văn song “Cô đôi thượng ngàn”, Quan Họ song “Bạn đến chơi nhà”, which were performanced by students of Faculty of Philology and lecturers and students of Faculty of Art.

Welcoming delegates to “Horizons of Poetry”, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Minh – President of the University had a speech: “We are now integrating into the region and the world, so we do want to learn and internalise the good, the beautiful of the world’s cultures, including art and literature; we would also like the world to know and understand our good cultural values”, the President of the University also wished that “from now on, we will hold each other’s hands more firmly, commit to more sustainable connections so that love will spread more widely and the good values of the souls will multiple for a better world”.

On behalf of Vietnamese poets, poet Tran Dang Khoa - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Writers’ Association – expressed the thankfulness to Hanoi National University of Education for organising the poetry meeting. Poet Khoa also expressed his happiness to be at this University and connect people by literary language - "the language of love and peace" - the language without borders.

Another highlight of the meeting was the reading of poetry by international poets in international languages and poet Tran Quang Quy with Vietnamese versions.

“Horizons of poetry” is an artistic bridge connecting literary lovers around the world - poets with the University students, Vietnam with international friends. It also supplies to the audience many deep and fresh emotions, so that everyone can have the opportunity to recognize the deep values of the Vietnam from tradition to present in literature.

Some photos of the meeting:

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Minh – The University President delivered a speech of greetings

Post by: Office of Political and Student Affairs
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