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Days of Poetry "Penyo Penev" -

Days of poetry "Penyo Penev" - Every two years, in the days around births
day of the poet Penyo Penev, May 7, in Dimitrovgrad meet the people of the word from
the whole country to make it a true capital of the spirit. The holidays
"Dimitrovgrad Poetry Days" were held for the first time in 1970,
and in 1969 the National Literary Prize for Poetry “Penyo
Penev ”. The first winner of the award is the poet Damyan Damyanov. From then until
today some of the biggest names in Bulgarian poetry make up the list of
the winners of this prestigious award. In 1980 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of
birth of Penyo Penev, was awarded an international literary prize
the Russian poet Bulat Okudzhava. Today is the International Literary Prize
handed out every 4 years.