The 37th World Congress of Poetas took place on August 16 - 22, 2017 in Ulaabaatar, Mongolia with a great success with attendance of more than 400 poet from more tan 35 countries around the world.
It started with a cheerful welcome party at the Somboyo Hall of the Best Western Premiere Tuushin Hotel where all were very happy to meet each other again in this annual event that reunites poets from different nationalities, races, languages and religión in a way that only poetry can do.
We had the Opening Ceremony at the State Palace in a very elegant auditórium with the attendance of great Mongolian poets and pesonlities, among others Dr. Kurt Odegard from Norway, Dr. Justo Jorge Padrón from Spain, presided over by Dr. Mend Ooyo Gamboyan, Presdent of the Mongolian Poetry Festival.
After this important Ceremony, we had a great group photograph sesión. This was followed by the Opening of Taiwanese calligrapher Mr. Lo Fei-Hsing´s “Cross Centurial Dialogie between Caligraphy and Miniature Arts”, the launching of the beautiful Anthology “World Poetry 2017”, and the “Poets and their Pictorial Arts” presentation of the Argentinian poet and sculptor Norma Antonia de los Ríos, the British poet and photographer Elena Vargas and the Japanese poet and calligrapher Toshie Tai. All exhibitions were held at the Mongolian National Arts Gallery.
In that evening, we enjoyed a reception dinner hosted by Mayor of Ulaanbaatar City.
We atended the opening cremony of “Danzanravjaa International Poetry Festival” at the Yavuukhulan Park held by the Capital City Governor and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S. Batbold, where we had poetry readings by international poets and Reading to the anniversaries of famous Mongolian poets. That same day we had book presentations and poetry Reading at different places such as the National Library, National Museum, the Modern Arts Gallery and the Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum. We left that evening by train to Dornogobi after a dinner at the Independence Palace.
Early next morning, we arrived in “Tavan Dohio” ger camp where we got acquainted with the nomadic life style of the great Gobi desert. We also enjoyed horse racing, archery, wrestling and beautiful folk art performance. That evening we had a “Poetry night under the stars” and next day at dawn we watched an unforgetable sunrise majestic Gobi.
We visited tge Kamar Monastery to attend Mandala offering ritual and the Shamala region, where we read poetry and felt the energy of the place. We were at the Khamar Monastery Old Stupa to attend the English presentation of the novel The Holy One by Dr. Mend Ooyo about the poet Danzanravjaa and poetry readings.
At our back to Ulaanbaatar we visited a cashmere factory and that night we had our Closing Ceremony and good bye party.
WAAC Honorary Doctorate 2017
poet, literary critic, honored cultural worker of Mongolia
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FLD 436
poet, oral literature scholar, honored science worker of Mongolia
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FLD 437
Poet and writer of Germany, published more than 20 books.
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FLD 438
Poet of Korea
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FLD 439
Poet of India
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FLD 440
poet, educator philosopher and international architect
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FLD 441
Poet and writer of India
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FLD 442
Composer, state awarded artist, honored cultural worker of Mongolia
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FHD 150
Writer and honored cultural worker of Kazakhstan
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FHD 151
Poet of Taiwan
VISA FOR DIPLOMA No. FHD152
WAAC President Medal (院長特獎)
Life member. Honorary Litt.D
Life member, Honorary Litt.D
State honored poet, honored cultural worker of Mongolia
poet, cultural figure of Alshaa, Inner Mongolia
journalist, state honored poet of Kazakhstan
Writer of Taiwan
Gavel of WAAC/WCP 2017 (議 事 鎚 )
Poet, writer of Mongolia
President of 26th WCP