2010 World Poetry Day "The Words of Nature, the Nature of Words"

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Words of Nature - Nature of Words

Doubling as International Year of Biodiversity and of the Rapprochement of Cultures, 2010 celebrates two essential facets of diversity: the heritage which is key to human life on Earth.
Through poetry and science, humanity has been able to capture a full range of the world’s diversity.

From their distinctive perspectives, poetry and science embody humanity’s noblest quest: that which UNESCO’s Constitution identifies as “the unrestricted pursuit of truth”.

It is in this spirit that World Poetry Day (21 March) is observed at UNESCO through an afternoon devoted to the poetic vision of nature.
2:30 - Hommage to Rabindanath Tagore, Pablo Neruda, Aimé Césaire. Readings by Christian Deudon, Catherine Jarrette, Sharmilla Roy
3:15 - The Poetic Perspective and Scientifique Knowledge.
Poetry Readings by José Muchnik and Christian Deudon (photos Alejandra Borcel)
3:30 - Great Voices. Basho, Yves Bonnefoy, Seamus Heany, Garcia Lorca, Tchicaya U Tam'si, Marina Tsvetaieva.
Poetry Readings by Nicole Barrière, Jean François Blavin, Catherine Jarrette, Leanne O'Sullivan
4:00 - Haïti Trembles. Poetry Readings by Jean Metellus, Jean Herold Paul, Jean-Yves Bertogal , Ferdy Ajax
4:30 - Nature in Poetry. Invited Poets : Nicole Barrière, Jean François Blavin, Daouda Ndiaye, Yadollah Royai, Leanne O'Sullivan


Type of Event Special Events
Start 22.03.2010 12:30 local time
End 22.03.2010 15:30 local time
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Focal point Albernaz, Frances
Contact f.albernaz@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Street 7 place de Fontenoy
Room Room IX
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Language of Event English, French
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Official Website 2010 International Year of Biodiversity
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