HCM City celebrates Vietnam Poetry Day

Sunday, 2017-02-12 06:48:03
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Locals enjoy poems by Ho Chi Minh City's poets on the occasion of Vietnam Poetry Day held in the southern hub on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
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NDO/VNA – Dozens of young poets presented their works at universities and colleges around HCM City on the night of February 11 as part of the opening ceremony for Vietnam Poetry Day held on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

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The theme of this year’s event, called Xuan Nghia Tinh (Sentimental Spring), celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam Writers Association.

The poets’ works featured topics about country, life, love and Spring.

Veteran writers, such as Truc Phuong, Hoai Vu, Huynh Dung Nhan and Tran Le Son Y, introduced their latest poetry collections at the HCM City Literature and Arts Association in District 3.

Young poets Tran Da Lu, Pham Quang Tien and Thien Ha were also invited.

During the event, poetry clubs from local universities and cultural houses introduced their new members, while amateur poets read their works.

A drama show, called Vong Tay Mua Xuan (The Arms of Spring), featured a special performance by the youngest writers of the Writers Association and actors of the HCM City Traditional Arts Troupe.

The writers Minh Dan, Tieu Quyen and Nguyen Dang Thanh recited and sang their poems about love and family relationships.