News ID: 112371
Published: 0652 GMT February 23, 2015

Azerbaijan to host Persian poetry night

Azerbaijan to host Persian poetry night

A number of Iranian poets will take part in a poetry recitation session in Azerbaijan Republic.

Nasser Feizi, the head of Art Bureau's humor office, said Azerbaijani poets were also invited to Tehran earlier, IRNA reported.

He expressed satisfaction over the invitation of Iranian poets to that country, saying, "We have a large number of Turkish and Arabic speaking poets whose participation in international poem recitation forums will be very beneficial for the country's poetry."

Feizi noted the country's literary ambiance can benefit from meetings and exchange of views and experience of poets from the two countries.

He recalled that during Iran's Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911), a number of Turkish language newspaper were published in Iran.

"Azerbaijan has many cultural commonalities with Iran. The people of northwestern Iran share many cross-lingual and cultural affinities with the people of Azerbaijan. This is a great opportunity to promote peaceful coexistence between the peoples of the two countries."

He said Azerbaijan was selected for the Ninth Fajr International Poetry Festival.

"Iranian and Azerbaijani poets are familiar with each others' poems. The fact that the tomb of the Iranian classic poet, Nezami Ganjavi, is located in Ganja, Azerbaijan, is good reason for Azerbaijani poets to know more about Persian language and poems."

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