The third edition of the Poetry Festival in Granada finished last Saturday, 10th of February, with a concert presented by important representatives of national art: the folkloric singer & songwriter Carlos Mejía Godoy sang the poem “Cantos de Cifar” by the author Pablo Antonio Cuadra (1912-2002), to whom this festival was dedicated.
The festival took place from February 6th to February 10th in the colonial city of Granada. There were poets from more than 40 countries from all over the world. The activities spread poetry to the streets, to universities, colleges and other institutions, and to villages and cities nearby.
There were also book presentations, concerts and folkloric dances. The most colorful and crowded event was the “Poetic Carnival: burial of intolerance”, where various traditional dance groups and national and international poets accompanied a symbolic burial with joy and poetry through the streets of the centre of Granada.
In 2008 the fourth edition of this festival will be organized. The festival starts to be one of the most important international cultural event in Nicaragua. The picture above shows part of the atmosphere of the Poetic Carnival at La Calzada Street.