World Poetry Day observed virtually
The US Embassy Dhaka and Cadet College Club Literary Society (CCCLS) jointly celebrated World Poetry Day virtually today.
Addressing the programme, the speakers discussed American Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's poem "The Hill We Climb", which was reviewed by the poet at the inaugural ceremony of US President Joe Biden, said a press release of CCCLS.
Prof Mashrur Shahid, of the English department of Jahangirnagar University, Lutful Hossain, poet, author and co-chair of CCCLS, and Prof Mazharul Islam, of the anthropology department of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), addressed the programme as panel speakers.
The event was moderated by Avik Sanwar Rahman, member secretary, Cadet College Club Literary Society.
Public Affairs Officer of US Embassy Arlisa Reynold; the embassy's Executive Officer Tes Eustaquio; Assistant Cultural Officer Khadiza Mahmud; Cadet College Club Ltd President Nasser Shahrier Zahedee and Cadet College Club Literary Society Chairperson Shakoor Majid attended the programme.
On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the country's independence, participants paid respects to George Harrison and Pandit Ravi Shankar for organising the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, and Allen Ginsberg for his poem "September on Jessore Road".