Poet’s anniversary celebrated
Nepal-Russia Literary Association and Russian Centre of Science and Culture organised a literary programme dedicated to the 110th birth anniversary of the Russian poet Sergey Esenin at Russian Cultural Centre, on August 30. Giving a brief introduction of the poet, Ludmiha Shahova, programme coordinator, Nepal-Russia Literary Association and Russian Centre of Science and Culture said, “Esenin is considered as Puskin of 20th century and is still one of the most beloved poets in Russia.”
The poet’s peasant origins marked his work throughout his relatively short career.He predominantly wrote about traditional village life, the folk culture and nature. He has published about two dozen collections of poetry. Esenin’s poems are included in the college and university syllabus. Jungab Chauhan, head of the department, linguistics and mass communication, Kathmandu University, said, “Though none of his poems have been translated into Nepali yet, we hope to do the translation in the future.” Many new and established Nepali poets recited their poetry on the programme.