"2014 China-France Poetry Festival"at Yinchuan Station Ended Successfully
On May 12, 2014, "2014 China-France Poetry Festival" Yinchuan Station was inaugurated at Xixiawang Yuquan International Winery where French poets and local poets in Ningxia together tasted the endless charm from poetry. The poetry festival was jointly hosted by Chinese Poetry Research Institute of Peking University, Embassy of France in China, Modern Chinese Poetry Research Institute of Peking University, Zhongkun Poetry Development Foundation, Poetry Society of Ningxia and Ningxia Nongken Group Company.
Jacques Darras - famous French poet and translator expressed his admiration for local poets in Ningxia during the discussion and he said: "It is nice to see local poets in Ningxia, especially the female poets for having such achievements. Poetry has no national boundaries." The great master in poetic circles Andre Velter said, he loves the vigorous and firm desert landscape of Ningxia so much, and poetry creation under such background will be a kind of happiness.
Ha Ruohui – vice president of Ningxia Federation of Literary and Art Circles –said that, France is great because of its thought and passion. In the history of new poetry in China no more than 100 years, French poets have always been our friends as well as the spring of inspiration.
In the poetry recital, poet Luo Ying invited his childhood playmates and friends to together recite the poetry written for them. Luo Ying said, "My poetries are mostly related with homeland and Ningxia." "This is the fertile soil of poetry, and I will build Xixiawang International Winery in Yinchuan, Ningxia into a camp for poetry & literature composition. We welcome all the Chinese and French poets to compose and taste wine in the winery."
During the activity site, many poetry lovers expressed that it raised their new enthusiasm on poetry to personally see and hear the affectionate recital by Chinese and French poetry masters, and it made them feel highly satisfied.
Till now, activities in all stations related with"2014 China-France Poetry Festival" brought to a successful close. As one important part of a series of activities in Memory of 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-France Diplomatic Relations, many Chinese and French poets, critics and poetry lovers deepened the understanding on poetry art in China and France through the event and promoted the inheritance and development of Chinese and French poetries in cultural exchanges.