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|関西詩人協会とは||Introduction to KANSAI POETS' ASSOCIATION|
|会員の詩 NEW!||Members' Poetical Works|
|委員の詩||Committee Members' Poetical Works|
|活動記録||Archives of activities|
|国際交流||International Exchange Program|
|詩誌アーカイブス||Archives of Poetry Magazine Review|
Introduction to KANSAI POETS' ASSOCIATION
The Kansai Poets’ Association, established in 1995, is a base camp for 295 poets in Kansai district. The Kansai district has its own cultural climate apart from that of the Kanto district formed around Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Especially the Kansai dialect of Japanese is proud of its rich nuance in sound and sense in contrast to rather a characterless representative language prevailing among the Kanto district.
Each member of the association belongs to each different group, standing upon his/her own particular stance and concept of poetry, while the KPA as the base camp for them, however, has ever had nothing to do with any fixed idea or ideology but ever been aiming at promoting and encouraging mutual understanding and friendship among the members of the association.
The KPA has three main activities:
One is to publish an anthology of the members’ works in Japanese and in other languages as well every three years in turn. The Association has already issued five volumes of the members’ anthology in Japanese and one in English (2000,2006,2009,2012) and another in French (2003).
The other is to hold the Poetry Festival every year in one city and another in turn.
This festival, open to all citizens, is contributing not only to promoting friendship among the members but also to popularization of the modern poetry among general citizens.
We welcome any inquiry. Please don’t hesitate to mail to us right now. But please mind our public language is English.