IBNA- The 6th International Congress of Persian Literature and Poetry which is scheduled for Sunday, September 18 will pay tribute to eminent Iranian poet Shahriar.
The event will be held in the congress hall of Milad Tower in Tehran at 8 to 12 PM. In this cultural and national event, more than 480 articles from all over the country by researchers of Persian and Turkish and those who have worked on the life and career of Shahriar have reached to the secretariat of congress.
Poets from different regions of Iran, including Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Sistan and Baluchistan, Golestan, etc have been invited to this conference.
Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Mahdi Esmaili and the head of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel will make speeches in this event.
Shahriar wrote in both Azerbaijani and Persian. His most important work, ‘Heydar Babaya Salam’ is considered to be the pinnacle in Azerbaijani literature which gained great popularity in the Turkic world and was translated to more than 30 languages.
Contrary to many other figures of his time, Shahriar barely involved himself with political problems and ideologies. He was, however, known for his avid nationalism; in his work, numerous metaphors commending Persepolis, Zoroaster and Ferdowsi are made.
Reciting poetry and presenting articles are among the other programs of the congress, and also the research book published about Shahriar are among other programs to be held on the sidelines of the congress.