The first Asian Poetry Festival will be held in Hanoi and the northern province of Quang Ninh from February 3-6, commemorating the 10th Vietnam Poetry Day.
Poet Huu Thinh, president of the Vietnam Writers' Association, said well-known poems from 60 Asian countries and territories as well as non-Asian areas where literature has a long, traditional history will be presented at the event.
Works on different themes will be discussed in a seminar themed "Poetry for a peaceful, friendly, developed Asia" held in Quang Ninh.
After the seminar, international poets will present their works and meet with Vietnamese peers at Hanoi's Temple of Literature on Feb 5.
The opening ceremony of Vietnam Poetry Day will take place in Hanoi the same day.