SARAJEVO, May 15 (FENA) â€“ The â€œSarajevo Poetry Daysâ€ Manifestation ended on Wednesday night by presenting the â€œBosnaski Stecakâ€ award to Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. The manifestation was held for 47th time from May 7 to 14 in Sarajevo, Mostar, Tesanj, Tuzla, Gorazde and Banja Luka.
The â€œBosnaski Stecakâ€ award is presented to a prominent domestic or foreign poet recognized by his esthetical and ethical principles in literature.
Those are the prophets of poetical and public word, who are characterized by virtues of a profound writer, thinker, and humanist in the time he lives in.
The 5.000 KM worth award was presented to Darwish by President of BiH Association of Writers Gradimir Gojer.
Darwish stated that the award is a sign of a special love and friendship and that he is truly greatful and happy about it.
â€I only signed the verses of my peopleâ€, Darwish emphasized and added that the recognition came at the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian tragedy.
Professor Esad Durakovic, who translated the poems stated that he holds Darwish the greatest living Arab writer.
The Sarajevo Poetry Days is an international manifestation which was first held in 1962.