39th World Congress of Poets

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News:Vice President has addressed the valedictory ceremony of 39th World Congress of Poets at Bhubaneswar,Odisha.

Facts:

About World Congress of Poets:

  • The World Congress of Poets(WCP) was founded in 1969.The first WCP was held at Manila,Philippines.
  • The 39th World Congress of Poets(WCP) has been jointly organized by World Academy of Arts and Culture(WAAC) and the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology(KIIT).
  • The WCP is being held at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences(KIIT & KISS) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 
  • The theme for this year is “Compassion through Poetry.”The congress is being held in English, Spanish and Chinese
  • The eligibility criteria for poets to be participating in the Congress are as follows: (a)The poet should have a minimum of one book published with an ISBN and (b)The poet should have a recommendation letter from a poetry society that is legally established and has a legal existence.