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Asan World Prize for Puerto Rican poet

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Puerto Rican poet and activist Jack Agueros has been selected for   this year’s Asan World Prize, instituted by Asan Memorial Association. Vice-President Dr

Published: 14th April 2012 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:30 PM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Puerto Rican poet and activist Jack Agueros has been selected for   this year’s Asan World Prize, instituted by Asan Memorial Association.

Vice-President Dr Hamid Ansari will present the prize at the inaugural function of ‘Sahitheeyam 2012’, the literary festival at Kaikara, Mahakavi Kumaran Asan’s birth place, to be held on May 5. Aaracelis Girmay of Hampshire University will deliver the Asan Prize Address at the function.

Jack Agueros was selected by a jury consisting of M Mukundan, M K Sanu, M Leelavathy and Prof M Thomas Mathew.

Asan World Prize is the award for poetry at the international-level, introduced by the Asan Memorial Association, Kaikara, in the 1980s. Nicholas Gillen of Cuba, Leopald Senghor of Senegal, Judith Wright of Australia and Kamala Das of India had received the Aasn World Prize. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh.



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