1st World Prize & prize for “recognition and appreciation of Excellence in poetry” in the 22nd World Congress of Poets
On 29/6-3/7/2011 we participated in the 22nd World Congress of Poets in Larissa. The congress, in which 205 poets from 65 countries participated, was held by the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI).
In the World Poetry Contest during the congress venue Mrs Fevronia Christodoulidi, member of Omilos and poetess, received the First World Prize in the free verse poetry category with the poem “Marbles in exile”, which refers to the Marbles of the Parthenon.
Marbles in Exile
I saw you posing under the dark sky
At the British museum
Yearning for the blue sky
Of the Acropolis in Athens… (read the whole poem here)
Moreover, Mrs Paraskevi Kostopetrou, the Responsible of the Society and poetess, was awarded a prize for “recognition and appreciation of Excellence in poetry” by the congress committee for her whole presence at the congress.
At the conference a speech on the “Universal messages in the poetry of the philosopher and poet Dimitris Kakalidis” was presented by Mrs Paraskevi Kostopetrou.
The speech received very favorable reviews: “this is a poet of today”, “you filled our hearts”, said poets, scholars, men and women of letters that were present.
In the poetic evening that took place, poems from Dimitris Kakalidis’ work “Logos the Third” were recited and also members of the Society recited their own poems.
the poem “Marbles in exile”