|Fajr Intl. Poetry Festival announces winners||
The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini and a number of Iranian and foreign poets attended the ceremony.
However, no foreign poet was selected from the different sections of the festival.
Mehrdad Ahmadi from Kordestan Province was picked as the best poet in the Blank Verse section of the festival.
No participant was selected as the best poet in the other sections of the festival, including classic poetry, song and melody, and children and young adults.
Over 2000 poets from Iran and 15 other countries have been invited to the event.
Literati from the Persian-speaking countries are also scheduled to attend the festival, culture minister Hosseini announced in a press release before the festival.
Festival secretary Reza Hamidi said last December that experts from Poland and other European countries have applied to participate in the festival.
“Under the new regulations, they must travel to Iran at their own expense,” he added.
The Fajr International Poetry Festival was held from February 5 to 25.
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