The national and international media paid a well-deserved tribute this March 21 to World Poetry Day.
Literary expression allows diversity in dialogue, the free circulation of ideas through words, creativity and innovation.
Poetry contributes to creative plurality by constantly questioning the way we use words and things, and our ways of perceiving and interpreting reality.
Despite its associations and metaphors and its singular grammar, the poetic language is, then, another possible facet of the dialogue between cultures.
The decision to proclaim March 21 as World Poetry Day was approved by UNESCO during its thirtieth session, which was held in Paris in 1999.
According to the decision of UNESCO, the main objective of this action is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to give the opportunity to threatened languages to be a vehicle of artistic communication in their respective communities.
On the other hand, this Day has as its purpose to promote the teaching of poetry; encourage the oral tradition of poetic recitals; support small publishers; create an attractive image of poetry in the media so that it is not considered an antiquated form of art, but a means of expression that allows communities to transmit their innermost values, reaffirm their identity; and to re-establish the dialogue between poetry and other artistic manifestations, such as theater, dance, music and painting.