The HCM City Art & Literature Association, the southern city of Can Tho, and the northern province of Hoa Binh launched respective Vietnamese Poetry Days 2015 on March 4.

The event in HCM City included poetry readings from a number of poets and 25 poetry clubs honouring the beauty of nature and human life as well as an auction of a unique collection of poems “Lon len cung thanh pho” (Grow up with the city) by 40 writers born and raised in the city after April 30, 1975.

The event will run through March 5.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese Poetry Day in Can Tho attracted over a thousand spectators to participate in several activities at the Binh Thuy Temple relic such as a spring press festival, portrait sketches, calligraphy, and a speed poetry competition.

The Nguyen Tieu poetry festival in Hoa Binh featured a performance of ethnic Muong gongs and other art and poetry recitals

Six poetry clubs in the province also presented over 20 poems celebrating love for the motherland and its islands and seas.-VNA