Held every year on 21 February, International Mother Language Day is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

To celebrate the day, PEN International will feature five video-poems recited by poets in their mother language: Juana Peña (Chol), Seyare Kokche (Crimean Tatar), Wasai Biran Issa (Dazaga), Moeyed Teyib (Kurdish) and Santiago B. Villafania (Pangasinan). The video-poems will be promoted on PEN International’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts from 15 – 19 February, and made available on PEN International’s YouTube channel.

PEN International — International Mother Language Day 2021 (pen-international.org)

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