Buenos Aires, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Latin American Poetry Festival will take place in Argentina, with the participation of poets from eight countries.
The event was inaugurated last night at the Solidarity Hall of the Cultural Center for Cooperation (CCC) with the presentation of eight foreign participants -Roberto Amézquita and Mario Bojórquez from Mexico, Arturo Desimone (Aruba), Mario Eraso Belalcázar (Colombia), Sarah Holland-Batt (Australia), Rosabetty Muñoz (Chile), Omar Pérez (Cuba) and Augusto Rodríguez (Ecuador) - who recited their works.
A total of 24 poets, including the locals, participate in the festival, discussing topics like Thought Poetry and the role of poetry in theater history.
During the opening ceremony, CCC artistic director Juano Villafañe stressed the poetic diversity in Latin America and how the festival has showed the different Argentine and Latin American traditions.
This edition focuses on continuity and commitment to more meetings, more quality poetry, more cultural identity and more poetic diversity, Villafañe added.