World Poetry Movement deploys itself
The World Poetry Movement has made a strong organizational and management action during its four months of existence, seeking firm foothold inside, to reach new organizations and poets in new countries, seek the dialogue and the full recognition of world instances like the Unesco and the European Union while acting in contemporary society as the spiritual and poetic force it is, developing a strong calling strategy, so that the voice of poetry be heard in the world with the deep interest it deserves in the hard historical moment we live.
The WPM coordinating committee, conformed in Medellin, that does have a chat meeting every fifteen days, to strengthen the coordination group co-opted Céline Hémon (Director of International Relations of Printemps des Poets, France); Ataol Behramoglu (Poetry Festival counselor Smyrna, Turkey); Dino Siotis (director of Tinos International Literary Festival and Poets Circle, Greece) and Gabriel Impaglioni (representative of the International Poetry Festival Word in the World).
WPM is now integrated by 210 international poetry organizations, including 114 international poetry festivals, 96 poetry projects and 1,178 poets of 131 nations on all continents. WPM works in a call to its members to integrate more prominent poets, festivals, schools of poetry and poets organizations to our global organization to delve into the influence of poetry in today's world.
The poet Ide Hintze, director of the Vienna School of Poetry, will make a proposal in for the creation of a World Poetry School in a digital format.
Members of the Coordinating Committee and members of World Poetry Movement (WPM) has been at the Unesco headquarters in Paris on October 25 in an interview with Alain Godonou, director of the Thematic Division for Diversity, Development and Dialogue. Mr. Godonou reported on the interest of Mrs. Irina Bokova, General Director of Unesco, in our vast project and recalled that Mrs. Bokova has said that poetry is the language of the future.He also stressed the need for WPM to become an NGO, with a central location to access the legal recognition and financial support of Unesco.
Mrs. Irina Bokova could eventually join the WPM Coordinating Committee on 21 March in Paris, on the occasion of World Poetry Day, when WPM will conduct a poetry reading at the headquarters of UNESCO. Other findings of this important meeting are published on this website attached.
World Poetry Movement has decided to become a global coverage NGOs, and adopted its head office is located in Medellin, Colombia.
The Greek poet Hatto Fisher, a member of WPM, is coordinating possible interviews of our group coordinator in the Belgian capital with the Commissions for Culture of the European Union and European Parliament to present WPM's comprehensive proposal to the European Union.
While the poet Hatto Fisher seeks to coordinate a possible WPM meeting with the poet and President of Ireland Michael Higgins in Dublin or Brussels to seek their full support for our initiative.
WPM has decided to convene two new global poetic actions based on their experience of the last September 24, when WPM materialized 300 poetry readings in 87 countries in the world, in solidarity with the proposal by 100.000 Poets for Change.
The first poetry reading next year throughout the world will be held on February 29, 2012, marked as A LEAP FORWARD!, that symbolizes the inevitable internal and external strengthening of WPM with the deepening of poetic action that began on the last September 24 in the countries where we have dug foundations and new countries that will arrive undoubtably. Here is the first action taken by WPM's purposed goals and objectives.
The second global poetic action will take place on March 21, 2012, in support of the celebration World Poetry Day, called by UNESCO in previous years, which will honor the poets Rabindranath Tagore, Pablo Neruda and AiméCésaire "for the universal reconciliation."
As stated by UNESCO: "Rabindranath Tagore, Pablo Neruda and AiméCésaire for the reconciled universal', emerged after the celebrations of International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2010), it aims to promote translation projects, editing , publication and creation related to those three authors. It also aims to facilitate the dissemination and adaptation of its message. UNESCO's Member States and public and private institutions will be responsible for carrying out these activities.
Beyond the differences in geographical, social or political context, Tagore, Neruda and Césaire defended each in its own way the humanist values. They also expressed a willingness to speak on behalf of the voiceless and their respective works pose a denial of the relationship between rulers and ruled (whether in the context of colonialism, fascism or racism) that gives their message an universal range".
We appeal to all full members of WPM to take note of the reports here held and especially of the callings for universal poetic actions on February 29 and March 21, 2012 to start with great energy the preparatory work. Here where we are risen, "they" failed because they weren't founded on the dreams.
November 14th, 2011.