Report of activities WPM China - Cao Shui
Beijin, February 25, 2023
Coordinator: Cao Shui
I translated the Manifesto of World Poetry Movement drafted by Fernando Rendon, the general coordinator of the WPM and published it in the first issue of World Poetry magazine.
The poetry festivals coordinated by Cao Shui for the World Poetry Movement include the Boao International Poetry Festival, the Silk Road International Poetry Festival, the Silk Road International Poetry Festival Gala, and the poetry awards include the Boao International Poetry Award, the International Micro Poetry Competition Award, and the Silk Road International Poetry Award.
The Boao International Poetry Festival was founded under the guidance of the WPM. Fernando Rendon is also the honorary chairman, and Cao Shui serves as the executive deputy secretary general. It was held five times from 2018 to 2022. The Boao International Poetry Award and the International Micro Poetry Competition Award are presented at each session, the most important of which is the Boao International Poetry Award. some of the WPM members won the awards through Cao Shui’s translation or recommendation.
The Silk Road International Poetry Festival and the Silk Road International Poetry Spring Festival Gala are both held by the Silk Road International Federation. The Silk Road International Poetry Festival has been held three times from 2018 to 2022, The Silk Road International Poetry Award is awarded at each session. Since the third session, by Cao Shui’s recommendation some WPM poets awarded with the prize.
The first Silk Road International Poetry Festival Gala was held in 2023, with Fernando Rendon, Jidi Majia and Sue Zhu as consultants, and Fang Wen and Cao Shui as chief planners. More than 20 poets from the WPM, including Fernando Rendon, Francis Combes, Vadim Terekhin, were invited to participate.
Some magazines in which Cao Shui gets involved he published a couple of WPM members’ poems. such as Global Poets, and World Poetry Circles, the deputy editor-in-chief is Sue Zhu, and Cao Shui is the English deputy editor-in-chief. Members of the WPM are the cover poets of some issues.
International Poets and International Poetry have just been published. Cao is the deputy chief editor, some poets of the WPM were recommended in publications.
Cao Shui founded the Great Poetry and Literary Perspective movement, being the executive chief editor, he introduced all the activities of the WPM through the internet and paper. Cao Shui’s official account The Tower of Babel of Cao Shui systematically introduced the poets of the World Poetry Movement translated by Cao Shui.
Cao Shui responded to the activities initiated by the World Poetry Movement from 2019.
In 2019, in response to the “Poetry For a World Without Walls” initiative of the World Poetry Movement, two “Recitation of Poetry For a World Without Walls” were held in Hefei and Haikou respectively.
In 2020, in response to the “Poetry is the Path to Peace” initiative of the World Poetry Movement, the “Recitation of World Peace” was held at the Boao International Festival.
In 2021, in response to the “Worldwide Tribute to Jack Hirschman” initiative of the World Poetry Movement, the online “Solicitation of Poetry for Worldwide Tribute to Jack Hirschman” activity was held.
In 2022, in response to the “Earth is Our Home” initiative of the World Poetry Movement, “The Great Poetry Of Destiny And The Great Wall Of Peace Of Earth Is Our Home” was held by “The Great Poetry”. Later, the works of global poets made an album in “Global Poets” magazine, The cover poet is French poet Francis Combes.
In 2022, in response to the World Poetry Movement France’s “World Chain Of Peace For Peace” And “Before It’s Too Late or Global Initiative Against The Third World War”, Cao Shui organized Chinese poets to write poems and sign the initiative for support.
Cao suggested to set up a standing coordinator and several other coordinators to facilitate the work.