Thursday, October 15, 2009
POET LAUREATE WITH GOLDEN CROWN
MONGOLIAN POET AWARDED POET LAUREATE WITH GOLDEN CROWN OF WORLD POETS
This year, the World Academy of Arts and Culture and the World Congress of Poets, whose work is part of UNESCO’s brief, celebrate their fortieth anniversary. The 29th World Congress of Poets, held this year in the Hungarian capital Budapest, held a ceremony at which the Mongolian poet Gombojavin Mend-Ooyo was awarded the Poet Laureate degree with Golden Crown.
Mend-Ooyo’s work has been translated into some thirty languages and his books published in India, England, Bangladesh, Taiwan, the USA, Japan and Macedonia. He has became well-known for his exposition of the nomadic cultural and spiritual world, and it is this enrichment of the treasure-house of poetry which the World Congress of Poets has seen fit to recognise. He granted him the title LittD in 2002, and, in 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Gold Medal in California, 2005. That same year, in Los Angeles, his poem named “The Moon over on old temple” was awarded first prize in the congress’s poetry festival, for poems themed around “God’s love.”