Poets honour Pius Adesanmi with readings on World Poetry Day

World Poetry day comes every 21st of March and encourages poets of every spectrum and leaning to celebrate their kind, in a full-fledged appreciation of the power of words.

This year, the Editors of ‘Wreaths for a Wayfarer’ & Narrative Landscape Press, Lagos invite you to a virtual poetry feast on World Poetry Day 2021. The event which holds on March 21, 2021 by 1:00 PM (West Central Africa Time) will highlight the theme,’ Mortality and “Way-faring” in the Time of Coronavirus’ and aims to celebrate the book ‘Wreaths for a Wayfarer: An Anthology of Poems’ in Honour of Pius Adesanmi.

Highlights of the event include:
Book presentation (African edition by NLP), Readings from contributors, Reflections on the theme and an open mic.
On the event line-up, to help further the conversation is a collective of poets, authors and speakers, to include:

Akachi Ezeigbo
Akua Lezli Hope
James Yeku
Jumoke Verissimo
Kola Tubosun
Onoruoiza Mark Onuchi
Peter Midgley
Sarah Katz-Lavigne
Ubaka Ugbogu
Uche Nduka
Unoma Azuah
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
Yejide Kilanko

About World Poetry Day

In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

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

One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.

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