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HISTORY OF WORLD CONGRESS OF POETS

The World Congress of Poets (WCP) was founded in 1969 by Amado M. Yuzon, Krishna Srinivas, Lou LuTour and Tin-Wen Chung. The World Congress of Poets has been conducted since 1969 in various countries around the world and is an international recognized cultural event. Held every two years by the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI), the parent organization of the WCP, the aim of the World Congress of Poets is to promote “World Brotherhood and Peace through Poetry” without discrimination of race, religion and nationality.

List of World Congresses of Poets              

WCP YEAR CITY & COUNTRY PRESIDENT
1st 1969 Manila, Philippines Dr. Amado M. Yuzon
2nd 1973 Taipei, Taiwan Dr. Tin-Weng Chung
3rd 1976 Baltimore Maryland, U.S.A. Mr. Jeno Plathy
4th 1979 Seoul, South Korea Mr. Cho Byung Hwa
5th 1981 San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Ms. Rosemary Wilkinson
6th 1983 Madrid, Spain Mr. Jorge Padron
7th 1984 Marrakech & Rabbat, Morocco Mr. Leopold Senghor
8th 1985 Lake Buena Vista Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Ms. Marianna Rossi Decker
9th 1986 Taipei, Taiwan Mr. Ho Chiou
10th 1987 New York, U.S.A. Ms. Emilia V. DeLisa
11th 1988 Milan & Rome, Italy Ms. Novin Afrouz
12th 1990 Seoul, South Korea Mr. Moon Dok-Su
13th 1992 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. Mr. Leonard F. Bischel
14th 1995 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. Dr. Wanda A. Rider
15th 1997 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Dr. Ronald G. Shafer
16th 2000 Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines Dr. Domingo Landicho
17th 2002 Bangkok, Thailand Mrs. Puntalee (Noi) Jirathun
18th 2004 Plainview, Texas, U.S.A. Ms. Bettye Hammer Givens
19th 2005 Tai Shan, Shandong, China Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan
20th 2007 Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.A. Ms. Mary E. Halliburton
21st 2009 Managua, Nicaragua Mr. Carlos M. Gutierrez
22nd 2011 Larissa, Greece Dr. Dimitris P. Kraniotis
23rd 2014 Osaka, Japan Prof. Noriko Mizusaki