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WPM Publishes ‘Poetry Planetarait’ in Solidarity with Palestine

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WPM Publishes ‘Poetry Planetarait’ in Solidarity with Palestine

The new edition of anthology ‘Poetry Planetarait’ has been published by World Poetry Movement in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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The new edition of Poetry Planetarait, has been recently published by World Poetry Movement (WPM) in solidarity with Palestine. The ‘Poetry Planetarait’ anthology has been published in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Poet Keshab Sigdel (Nepal), in his editorial “Protect Humanity!” wrote: In “The Defence of Poetry” (1821), PB Shelley claimed that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. This clearly hints at the moral responsibility of the poets towards their society and the world. We now live in a time where humanity is suspended. Conscience and wisdom are in the custody of militant powers. And the so-called powerful countries are calculating the profits of fueling wars. Gaza is burning. Women, children, medical service providers, journalists and humanitarian workers have been indiscriminately targeted. Homes, hospitals, schools and public spaces are demolished, and humanitarian assistance is blocked. And the absurdity is the world governments do not speak against this barbarism. We cannot keep quiet when the cities are burning. We cannot anymore pretend as if nothing has happened when humanity is disgraced to its limit. As poets, writers, artists and humans, sharing the common home, planet Earth, we have a collective responsibility to bear witness to this heinous crime against humanity. We strongly condemn the atrocities committed in Gaza. We appeal that the right to life and dignity of the Palestinian people be protected by all means and in all circumstances. We maintain that these conflicts should be resolved through peaceful means and mutual dialogues.”

He concluded: “We urge that the inhumanity in Gaza must be recognized and the perpetrators must be made accountable. But, as an emergency response, we appeal both Israel and Gaza for an immediate ceasefire. We call upon the world governments to provide humanitarian assistance for the relief of the people in Gaza. We also invite the creative artists all over the world to testify against the inhumanity orchestrated in Gaza and in other parts of the world.”

PB Shelley claimed that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”

A section entitled “In Solidarity with Palestine” has the poems of Oumar Farouk Sesay (Sierra Leone), Ahmed Amor Zaabar (Tunisia/UK), George Goddard (Saint Lucia), Antonio Crespo Massieu (Spain), Fernando Linero Montes (Colombia), Mohsen K. Rahjerdi (Iran), and Keshab Sigdel (Nepal).

Three interviews were published in this ninth volume of Poetry Planetarait; Justice for Palestine (Hanan Awwad/ Ashraf Aboul-Yazid), Bearing witness (Alex Pausides/ Fernando Rendon) and Inexhaustible fight for justice (Raquel Lanseros/ Christos Koukis).

A huge anthology of WPM Poetry has been spread across the 120 page magazine, written by almost 150 poets, including Abdul Hadi Sadoun (Iraq), Achour Fenni (Algeria), Ai Qing (China)و Alberto Peraza Ceballos (Cuba)و Aleksandra Vujisić (Montenegro), Alexandra Cretté (French Guyana) , Alexey Tkachenko (Russia) , Alireza Ghazveh (Iran) , Altynai Temirova (Kyrgyzstan) , Amina Hrnčić (Serbia) , Amparo Andrade Loaiza (Colombia) , Amrit Chhetri (Nepal) , Amrita Smriti (Nepal) , Andrea Garbin (Italy) , Anna Keiko (China) , Antonio Orihuela (Spain) , Antonis Filippeos (Greece) , Arturo Desimone (Aruba/Netherlands) , Bal Bahadur Thapa (Nepal) , Ashim Sagar (Nepal) , Bernt Olov Andersson (Sweden) , Bhoj Raj Neupane (Nepal) , Bikram Kumar Mohapatra (India) , Bill Wolak (USA) , Bimal Guha (Bangladesh) , Biplab Majee (India) , Biwash Pokharel (Nepal) , Brigidina Gentile (Italy) , Cao Shui (China) , C. M. Gómez (Cuba) , Can Yiğit Tunçman (Türkiye) , Chandra Gurung (Nepal) , Chhabi Anitya (Nepal) , Christine Peiying Chen (New Zealand) , Conrado Santamaría Bastida (Spain), Damaris Román (Colombia), Dimitris P. Kraniotis (Greece) , Dominic M. Windram (UK), Ekaterina Grigorova (Bulgaria), Eldar Akhadov (Azerbaijan) , Elisa Barth (Argentina) , Elizabeth Lores Torrell (Cuba), Emanuela Maggini (Italy) , Emilija Todorova (Australia) , Fadil Oktay (Turkiye) , Geeta Karki (Nepal) , Geeta Tripathee (Nepal) , Germain Droogenbroodt (Belgium) , Gili Haimovich (Canada) ,  Giselle Lucía Navarro (Cuba) , Gordana Sarić (Montenegro) , Harimaya Bhetuwal (Nepal) , Hermas Gbaguidi (Republic Of Benin) , Huu Viet (Vietnam) , Jeebesh Rayamajhi (Nepal) , Khulood Al Mu’alla (UAE) , Maria Miraglia (Italy) , Nigar Arif (Azerbaijan) , Sabrina De Canio (Italy) , Marina Karyagina (Russia), Ibrahim Waheed “Ogaru” (Maldives), Irina Shulgina (Russia), Ismaël Diadié Haïdara (Mali) , Ivan Hristov (Bulgaria) , Johanna Marcela Rozo (Colombia) , John Liddy (Ireland/Spain) , Jüri Talvet (Estonia) , Kamrul Islam (Bangladesh) , Marina Kolomazova (Azerbaijan) , Laura Escobar Acosta (Colombia) , Laurent Grison (France) , LB Chhetri (Nepal) , Leopoldo Castilla (Argentina/Spain) , Les Wicks (Australia) , Li Bai (China) , Lidia Chiarelli (Italy) , Lyudmila P. Murashova (Russia), Mai Văn Phấn (Vietnam) , Mahesh Paudyal (Nepal) , Maki Starfield (Japan) , María Ángeles Pérez López (Spain) , Maria Filipova- Hadji (Bulgaria) , Mariela Cordero (Venezuela) , Marius Chelaru (Romania) , Maysara Salah El-Din (Egypt) , Mladen Blažević (Croatia) , Moaen Shalabia (Palestine) ,Mohamed Buya Kargbo (Sierra Leone), Mohamed Hajji Mohamed (Morocco) , Mohammed Okasha (Egypt) , Mohan Bikram Singh (Nepal) , Moharaj Sharma (Nepal) , Momila (Nepal) , Muhammad Gaddafi Masoud (Libya) , Mustafa Ergin Kiliç (Turkiye) , Natalie Bisso (Germany) , Neşe Yaşin (Cyprus) , Netra Atom (Nepal) , Nicolás Antonioli (Argentina) , Nimesh Nikhil (Nepal) , Olga Levadnaya (Russia) , Pablo Malmierca (Spain) , Petros Kyriakou Veloudas (Greece) , Pawan Alok (Nepal) , Rachel Bari (India) , Ram Gopal Ashutosh (Nepal) , Ranjana Sharan Sinha (India) , Ron Riddell (New Zealand) , Raquel Ramírez De Arellano (Spain) , Roberto García De Mesa (Spain) , Rosa Jamali (Iran) , Ruslan Barkalov (Ukraine) , Saley Boubé Bali (Niger) , Sanaz Davoodzadehfar (Iran/ Luxembourg) , Sándor Halmosi (Hungary) , Sara Capoccioni (Italy/Belgium) , Shakuntala Joshi (Nepal) , Tarik Günersel (Turkiye) , Soad Al-Kuwari (Qatar) , Stanley H. Barkan (USA) , Sulma Montero (Bolivia) , Tamer Öncül (Cyprus) , Svetlana Gritsenko -Makarova (Russia) , Tendai Rinos Mwanaka (South Africa) , Tian Yuan (China/Japan) , Tzemin Ition Tsai (Taiwan) , Victoria Arce (Argentina) , Yeşim Ağaoğlu (Turkiye) , Yuri Patiño (Venezuela).

World Poetry Movement International Coordinating Committee has Fernando Rendón (Colombia) as the General Coordinator, and Members  Achour Fenni (Algeria), Alex Pausides (Cuba) , Ali Al Ameri (Jordan) , Ana María Oviedo (Venezuela) , Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt) , Christine Peiying Chen (New Zealand) , Fadıl Oktay (Turkiye) , Freddy Ñañez (Venezuela) , Hanan Awwad (Palestine), Isilda Nunes (Portugal) , Jidi Majia (China) , Keshab Sigdel (Nepal) ,  Khalid Raissouni (Morocco) ,  María Ángeles Pérez López (Spain),  Maribel Mora Curriao (Chile) , Oscar Saavedra Villarroel (Chile) , Rati Saxena (India) ,  Rosa Chávez (Guatemala), Siphiwe Nzima (Lesotho), Sylvie Marie (Belgium) , Vadim Terekhin (Russia( and   Zolani Mkiva (South Africa).

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