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Rogelio Martínez Fure
Some 200 poets from all five continents planted a tree to honor poetry as prelude of Havana International Poetry Festival Monday, celebrated annually at Havana city.

The literary festival, to happen until June 2 dedicated to Africa and the Caribbean Islands, will be formally inaugurated Tuesday during the signing of twining agreements with other similar events in the world, including those held in Washington (United States), Granada (Spain), Bucharest (Romania) Sweden and Mexico, among others.

Cities like Milan, Roma, Bucharest and Brasilia will carried out simultaneous text readings to guarantee multiple and diverse projection of the event, say event organizers.

It is planned to honor literature celebrities of the region like Haitian Jacques Roumain (1907-1944), Aime Cesaire (1913) and Cuban Nicolas Guillen (1902-1989).

Havana International Poetry Festival President Rogelio Martinez Fure highlighted the need of honoring African Continent, "scene where the most ancient poetic traditions of humanity were developed."

The Festival will count with book presentations, audiovisual exhibitions and Association of Poets for Peace, considered by its authors as "the most transcendent conceptual core of the encounter."

Source: Prensa Latina

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