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Poet Ruben Dario honored at Granada International poetry festival

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 19 February 2014 | Click here for original article

Ninety-eight poets from 60 countries will be attending the festival along with hundreds of aspiring Nicaraguan poets who annually confirm the veracity of the saying that “Every Nicaraguan is a poet until proven otherwise.”

Now in its tenth year, the poetry festival will run from 16 – 22 February with its accompanying handicraft and international book fairs. Over this period the host city Granada and surrounding areas come alive with an extraordinary celebration of poetry, dance, music and literature in the streets, markets, churches, schools, colleges and even police stations. Over 120 poets have signed up to read their poems at open mike sessions.

This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of Nicaraguan poet, writer and diplomat Ruben Dario (1867 – 1916) often known as the “the prince of Spanish letters”. This will be marked by readings of his poems and an exhibition of a priceless collection from the Complutense University of Madrid of letters, notebooks, photos and manuscripts of Dario collected by his partner Francisca Sanchez

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