A book containing selected poems penned by 35 poets from across the world, translated and edited by eminent Bangladeshi poet Aminur Rahaman, was launched at Brac Auditorium, Brac Centre, Mohakhali in Dhaka on January 11. The book has been published by Kathak.
National Professor Anisuzzaman attended the programme as chief guest. Renowned fiction writer Selina Hossain, poet and director general of Bangla Academy Habibullah Sirajee, poet Mohammad Nurul Huda, poet Jahidul Huq, poet Shihab Sarkar, Professor Fakrul Alam, poet Kamal Chowdhury and poet Muhammad Samad were present as special guests. Argentinean poet Jona Burghardt and German poet Tobias Burghardt were also present at the programme.
The book, named ‘Prithibi Shera Shomokaleen Kobider Kobita’, includes poems by Japanese poets Kajoki Shiraishi and Tendo Taijin, South African poet Peter Horn, Nicaraguan poets Ernesto Cardenal, Claribel Alegria, Francisco de Asis Fernandez and Gioconda Belli, Malaysian poets A Samad Said, Ahmad Kamal Abdullah and Malim Ghozali PK, Swedish poet Bengt Berg, Slovakian poet Milan Richter, Moroccan poets Benaissa Bouhmala, Li Kuei-hsien, Taiwanese poet Miao-yi Tu, Austrian poet Manfred Chobot, Dutch poet Germain Droogenbroodt, British poets Agnes Meadows and Claire Booker, Mexican poet Euro Zambrano, Egyptian poet Ibrahim Elmasri, Columbian poets Fernando Rendon and Mario Mathor, German poet Tobias Burghardt, Russian poet Victor Alexandrovich Pogadive, poets from Puerto Rico Luz Maria Lopez and Maria de los Angeles Camacho Rivas, Uruguayan poets Julio Pavanetti and Annabel Villar, Argentinean poet Jona Burghardt, Iraqi poet Ali Al Salah, Chinese poet Tian Xin Keith, Congolese poet Kama Sailor Kamanda and Indian poet Sudeep Sen.