An uninterrupted reading puts the finishing touch on World Poetry Day


Madrid, Mar 21 (EFE) .- An uninterrupted reading of poems in the open air this Sunday will put the finishing touch to the celebrations of World Poetry Day that has been commemorated for more than twenty years with the aim of highlighting one of the forms of linguistic expression of humanity.

The central act of Poetry Day will be held in the Retiro Park in Madrid, a place closely linked to literature as it is the location of the traditional Book Fair, and will be broadcast in its entirety by Radio Nacional de España (RNE), who has organized the event together with the Instituto Cervantes.

World Poetry Day 2021 will bring together numerous writers and poets in El Retiro who will participate in this uninterrupted reading of texts, and during the event the recently deceased disappeared Joan Margarit (Cervantes Prize 2019) and Guadalupe Grande will be remembered.

According to data from the public station, the uninterrupted reading of poems will be attended by, among others, Luis García Montero, poet and director of the Instituto Cervantes; Ignacio Elguero, poet and director of Radio Nacional de España; Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Manuel Vilas, Raquel Lanseros, Isabel Pérez Montalbán, Jesús Munárriz, Benjamín Prado, Chus Visor, Antonio Lucas, Vanesa Pérez Sauquillo or Raquel Vázquez.

World Poetry Day has been celebrated every March 21 since UNESCO decided on this proclamation in 1999 to highlight one of the most important forms of expression and identity of humanity.

In addition to inviting the reading of poems, the date also serves to remember those who make it possible, the poets, RNE recalled.

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