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Continental Coordinators:

Rati Saxena  (India):  [email protected]
Keshab Sigdel  (Nepal): [email protected]
Vadim Terekhin (Russia): [email protected]
Sue Zhu (China): [email protected]

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Roll over or click on the countries to get information on the members of WPM in this continent.

AFGHANISTAN-HAZARISTAN: 

Poetry Projects:
Kabul Press. Kamran Mir Hazar 

Poets:
Kamran Mir Hazar
Basir Ahang (Italia/ Hazaristan)

ARMENIA:

Poetry Projects:
Armenian Poetry Project (Armenia-United States)
Armenia’s Writer’s Union, Levon Ananyan, poet and president 

Poets:
Hovhannes Grigoryan
Hakob Movses
Henrik Edoyan 
Arevshat Avagyan
Avag Epremyan 
Hrachya Beyleryan
Vahe Arsen
Hermine Navasardyan

AZERBAIJAN:

Nigar Hasan-Zadeh: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poets:
Ramiz Rovshan (National Coordinator)
Nigar Hasan-Zadeh

BAHRAIN:

Poets:
Fawzia Alsindi 
Qassim Haddad

BANGLADESH: 

Quamruzzaman Swapan: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poetic Projects:
National Press Club Poetry Council, Ershad Mazumder, poet and president 

Poets:
Ershad Mazumder 
Quamruzzaman Swapan

CHINA: 

Sue Zhu: National Coordinator and member of the General Coordination ([email protected])

Festivals:
International Poetry Festival in Chengdu
Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival. Jidi Majia, director

Poetic Projects:
Chinese Poetry Society and ZhongKun Poetry Development Fund
, Luo Ying, poet and director 

Poets:
Jidi Majia, poet and vice president of China Writers Association (Member of Coordinating Committee)
Jami Proctor-Xu
Junfei Hu, Director of VOX Scotland 

CYPRUS:

Neşe Yaşın: National Coordinator ([email protected])

INDIA: 

Rati Saxena, poet and director of Krytia International Poetry Festival. National Coordinator and member of the General Coordination. ([email protected])

Festivals:
Delhi International Literary Festival and Aark Arts, Sudeep Sen, poet and director
Krytia International Poetry Festival, Rati Saxena, poet and director (Member of Coordinating Committee)  

Poetic Projects:
Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation, M.C. Mafando, manager 
Thanal Online, C. P. Aboobacker, poet and director poetry magazine  

Poets:
Aditya Shukla
Agni Shekhar
Ajaya Pradhan
Aju Mukhopadhyay
Alpesh Yashu
Amar Baniya Lohoro
Anant
Anju Makhija
Anuvab Tulsi
Anwar Suhail
Amit Kalla Rajsthan
Anup T
Apanpa Marandi
Aparna Mohanti
Archana Shenoy
Ashutosh Parida
Babitha Marina Justin
Babu Louis
Basanti Majhi
Basant Tripathi
Bikash Rai Debberma
Bineesh
Bipul Regon
Bhaskar Roy Barman
Brajesh Singh
Dafairoon
Dileep Jhaveri
Dr Ganesh Mohite
Govind Mathur
Govind Prasan Upadhyay
Hemant Divate
Hemdhar Sharma
Henkar Rokom Bado
Himanshu Vyas
Imtiaz Dharker
Jayram Khedekar
Jaysree Nair
Jayachandran R
Dr Jija Shinde, Kamayani Bisht
Jamuna Bini- Coordinator north Indian languages –
K. Satchidanandan
Kamal Vora, Kaling Borang
Kedar Mishra
Khaleel Ur Rahman
Kirpal Singh
Kumar Ambuj
Lakshmi Sharma
Liladhar Mandloi
Loknath Yashwant
Madn Saini-Rajsthani
Mahesh
Mamang Dai
Mandakini Pachauri
Manua Das
Meenakshi, Metin Chengez
Minimon Laloo 
Mita Das- Madhya
Monaliza Jena
Dr Nanasaheb Pawar
Nand Kishor Bharadwaj
Nafees Alam
Neha Bhandarkar
Naran Gojia
Neela Padmanabhan
Neetta Porwal
Nikhilesh Mishra
Naleen Kumar
Nafees Alam
Dr Needhi Patvardhan
Neha Bhandarkar
Neeraj Daiya
Om Prakash Nagar
On Teron
Paa Sathiya Mohan
PN Gopikrishnan
Prabha Ganorkar
Pradeep Kumar Panda
Prakash Dulewale
Prasenjit Gaikwad
Pritidhara Samal
Prithviraj Taur-Marathi coordinator
Priyamvada
Pushpendra Falgun
Rabindra K Swain
Rajendra Patil
Rashina Rasheed
Rashmi Chaudury
Rashmi Bhardwaj
Ratnakar Bhelkar
Ria Boro
Rizio Yohanan
Robin S. Ngangom
Rizio Yohanan
Robin S. NgangomPooja Rakesh Srivastava
Dr Ramesh Mane
Ranjit Sharma
Sainny Ashesh
Sandeep Tiwari
Sanjeev Buxy
Santhan Haridasan
Satchid Anandan 
Satyanarayan
Sarita Sail
Sebonti Ghosh
Dr Shaikh Iqbal Minne
Shail Raghuvanshi
Shakti Mohanti
Shambhu Badal
Shankar Singh Rajpurohit
Shayak Alok
Shripad Bhalchandra Joshi
Sikhamani
Simantini
Smitha Sehgal
Soniya Bahukhandi
Prof Streamlet Dkhar
Sujatha Mathai
Sukrita Paul Kumar
Sumesh
Suneel Soni
Sunita Jhade
Sunieta Zhade
Dr Swati Damodare
Udai Narayan Singh
Tasnim Khan
Tukaram Dhande
Dr Tushar Chandvadkar
Uma
Umesh Yadav
Vandana Tete
Veer Saxena
Vikram Purohit
Vishvnath Prasad Tiwari

INDONESIA:

Poet:
Dorothea Rosa Herliany

IRAN: 

Nahid Kabiri: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poetry Festivals:
International Festival of Peace Poetry, Rira Abbasi, poet and director 

Poets:
Mahnaz Badihian
Ali Abdollahi
Mahnaz Badihian
Sahar Ajdamsani
Zibahoo Karbassi

IRAQ: 

Poets:
Abdul Hadi Sadoun 
Adnan Al-Sayegh
Dunya Mikhail 
Jan Dost (Kurdistan/ Iraq)
Bassem Al Meraiby 
Khazal Almajidi

ISRAEL: 

Poets:
Ayala Ben-Lulu Moscovici 
Colette Leinman 
Diti Ronen
Gera Ginzburg
Hamutal Bar-Yosef
Michael Adam
Nidaa Khoury
Sabine Huynh
Yair Biran

JAPAN: 

Keijirō Suga: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poet:
Ban’ya Natsuishi

JORDAN: 

Ali Al Ameri: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poets:
Fathie Saudi
Hussein Jelaad

KAZAKHSTAN: 

Ulugbek Esdauletov: National Coordinator ([email protected])

KOREA SOUTH: 

Poet:
Kim Eung-gyo
Sungrye Han

KUWAIT: 

Poetic Projects:
Cultural Foundation Jozoor / Masaa PublishingMohammed Al Nabhan: poet and editor  

Poets:
Mohammed Al Nabhan
Nashmi Muhanna

KYRGYZSTAN: 

Poet:
Akbar Ryskulov

LEBANON: 

Poets:
Hanane Aad
Joumana Hadad

MALDIVAS:

Ibrahim Waheed “Ogaru”: National Coordinator ([email protected])

MONGOLIA:

Poets:
Baatarkhuu Tumendembere (Musician)
Galsansukh Baatar
Hadaa Sendoo  

MYANMAR: 

Poetry Festival:
Myanmar Poetry Festival. Myint Aung, poet and director 

NEPAL: 

Keshab Sigdel: National Coordinator and member of the General Coordination. ([email protected])

Poetic Project:
Society of Nepali Writers 

Poets:
Avaya Shrestha
Janak Sapkota
Keshab Sigdel, poet and member of Society of Nepali Writers in English (Member of WPM Coordinating Committee)Bhuwan Thapaliya
Sarita Tiwari

PAKISTAN: 

Imdad Aakash: National Coordinator ([email protected]hotmail.com)

Poets:
Aarif Saib
Aftab Iqbal Sahmim
Haris Khaleeq 
Kishwar Naheed
Manzar Naqvi
Muhammad Shanazar
Nadia Umber Lodhi
Raza Rumi
Qaiser Ali Khan

PALESTINA: 

Hannan Awwad, poet and president of Pen Club. National Coordinator ([email protected]).

Poetic Projects:
Pen Club, Hannan Awwad, poet and president 

Poets:
Ghassan Zaqtan
Widad Amra 

PHILIPPINES: 

Marra Lanot: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poetic Project:
Santermo Writers’ Circle. Elsie Coscolluela, poet and coordinator  

Poets:
Alice Sun-Cua 
Anthony Tan
Danilo M. Reyes
Jade Snow Dionzon
Jean Lee Patindol
Jonathan Davila
Marjorie Evasco
Merlie M. Alunan
Rayboy Pandan
Rafael Alonso
Tanya Lopez 
Abdon Balde Jr.
Alfred ‘Krip’ Yuson
Allan Popa
Carla Pacis 
Danilo Francisco Reyes
Gemino Abad
Genaro Gojo Cruz 
Genevieve Asenjo
Grace Monte de Ramos
Ida del Mundo
Jaime Oscar Salazar
Johann Espiritu 
John Iremil Teodoro
Jose Ma. Fons
Joseph De Luna Saguid 
Joseph Velasco
Marne Kilates 
Michael Coroza
Mookie Katigbak 
Noelle Leslie dela Cruz
Nonon Carandang – song -doublé quartet-
Ronald Baytan
Peter Pichler
Ronald Recto
Santiago Villafania

RUSSIA: 

Vadim Terekhin, co-president of Writers’ Union of Russia. National Coordinator and member of Coordinating Committee ([email protected]).

Poetry Festivals:
All-Russian festival of historical poetry Slovenskoe pole, Andrey Beniaminov, director
Days of Pushkin poetry and Russian culture, in Pushkinogorye
, Igor Smolkin, chairman
International Festival of Poetry and Poetic Translations Banks of Friendship, Rostov region
, Leonid Sever, director
International Slavic Forum Golden knight
, Alexander Orlov, director
International Poetry Festival White cranes, Magomed Akhmetov, director
Literary translation contest Friendship of literature-friendship of peoples, Yuri Shcherbakov, chairman
Poetry Festival in the Palace named after Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Vladimir Sorochkin, chairman
Russian literary contest Festival The Crystal Spring, Andrey Frolov, director 

Poetic Projects:
Astrakhan regional branch of the Union of Writers of Russia, Yuri Shcherbakov, chairman
Bryansk regional branch of the Union of Writers of Russia, Vladimir Sorochkin, chairman
Orlovsky house of writers, Andrey Frolov, director
Pskov regional organization of the Union of Writers of Russia, Igor Smolkin, chairman 

Poets:
Alexander Dashko, poet, member of the Union of Writers of Russia, member of the Council of young writers at the Union of Writers of Russia (Ulyanovsk region)
Alexander Kerdan, poet, novelist, journalist, candidate of philosophy, doctor of Culturology, member of the Board of the Russian writers Union, coordinator of the Ural writers’ Association
Alexander Orlov
Andrey Beniaminov, poet, member of the Union of writers of Russia
Andrey Frolov
Dmitry Mizgulin
Elena Ilina
Evgueni Chigrin
Igor Smolkin
Leonid Sever
Magomed Akhmetov, poet, Chairman of the Union of writers of Dagestan, people’s poet of Dagestan
Svetlana Gritsenko, poet, Chairman of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Union of Writers of Russia
Vladimir Sorochkin
Yuri Shcherbakov

SAUDI ARABIA:

Poets:
Ali AlHazmi
Ahmed Al Mulla

SINGAPORE: 

Poet:
Rafaat Haji Hamzah

SRI LANKA: 

Shirani Rajapakse: National Coordinator ([email protected])

SYRIA: 

Poet:
Hussein Habash (Kurdistan /Syria)
Maram Al Massri 
Nezir Palo (Kurdistan /Syria)

THAILAND: 

Poet:
Chiranan Pitpreecha

TÜRKIYE: 

Nurduran Duman: National Coordinator  ([email protected])

Festivals:
CAGSAD (Çağdaş Şair ve Yazarlar Derneği – Contemporary Poet and Writers Association, 
Fadıl Oktay, president

Poets:
Adnan Ozer 
Aydan Yalçın 
Esel Arslan 
Merwan Osman 
Metin Cengiz 
Merwan Eli
Hemin Kurdaxi
Habibe Ağaçdelen 
Hürdemi Nevzat Bayramoğlu
Fadıl Oktay
Hilal Karahan 
Müesser Yeniay
Necati Arslanmirza 
Osman Namdar
Serap Demirtürk 
Sibel Oruç
Serdar Kalkan 
Zerrin Saraçoğlu

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 

Adel Khozam: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poetic Project:
Network Arabia Publishing
, Faraj Al Akklouk, editor-in-chief  

Poets:
Faraj Al Akklouk
Khalid Albudoor
Nujoom Alghanem

UZBEKISTAN: 

Khosyat Rustam: National Coordinator ([email protected])

VIETNAM: 

Mai Van Phan: National Coordinator ([email protected])

Poet:
Nguyen Quang Thieu, chairman of Writers Association of Vietnam
Nguyen Bao Chan
Nguyen Phan Que Mai

YEMEN

Mohammed Al-Lawzi: National Coordinator ([email protected])