Vietnam: Mai Văn Phấn poet wins Cikada award

Hải Phòng-based Mai Văn Phấn has become the second poet from Việt Nam to be honoured with the prestigious Cikada Prize.

Established in 2004, the Cikada Prize is awarded to an East Asian poet who “in his/her poems shows poetic sensitivity for the inviolability of life”. The prize was founded on the 100th birth anniversary of Swedish Nobel Prize laureate (in literature, 1974) Harry Martinson. The winner gets SEK 20,000 (US$2,200) and a ceramic art piece made by Swedish artist Gunilla Sundström.

The Swedish Institute finances the award, which is presented by the Ambassador or Consul General of Sweden in the country where the recipient resides. Read more

Source: Vietnam News