Borobudur to host international poetry reading event

26 March, 2012 | Source: ANTARA News

Magelang, C Java (ANTARA News) - The renowned Borobudur Temple in Magelang District, Central Java, is expected to inspire international poets in early April, head of Borobudur Tourism Park (TWCB) Pujo Suwarno said here on Monday.

"We hope the ancient Buddhist temple will inspire the international poets who will read their poems at the Borobudur Temple here from April 1-3," Pujo said.

He said a total of 27 poets from various countries, including Indonesia, would read out their poems at Lumbini Park around the Borobudur complex at the International-Indonesia Poets Forum (FPII).

Pujo expressed hope that the poetry reading event by the international participants from Germany, the United States, Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Macedonia, and Indonesia would serve as positive cultural momentum for the Borobudur Temple.

Therefore, he welcomed the upcoming international poetry reading event because it would have a positive impact on Borobudur`s tourism in the future.

"We have to support it because it will be profitable for the future of Borobudur`s tourism development," Pujo noted.

Meanwhile, FPII committee chairperson Dorothea Rosa Herliany said the international poetry reading event would be held in four Indonesian cities of Magelang in Central Java from April 1-3, Pekalongan in Central Java from April 4-6, Malang in East Java from April 7-9, and Surabaya in East Java from April 10-12.

She added that the poetry reading event by the international poets was intended to improve the harmony, peace, and diversity through various programs of interstate literature cooperation.


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