For photos and information about the 2014 World Congress of Poets in Osaka, Japan, from March 25 to March 29, please click at right on 2014, Osaka, Japan.
Poets were the central focus of our 2014 World Congress of Poets in Osaka, Japan. Whether reciting our own works, discussing points of interest with other poets, chatting, making new friends or dancing to the cultural music of our hosts, we all had a grand time, lots of good fun, educational adventures and made many new friends from around the world.
We also took many excursions to local sites and places of interest such as the famous Tennoji Temple, the oldest Buddhist Temple in Japan. It was within walking distance of our hotel and convention center.
23rd World Congress of Poets President Noriko Mizusaki of Chiba, Japan, put on a wonderful World Congress of Poets highlighted with poetry, interesting scholarly talks, trips to local areas of interest and beauty, and filled with friendship, brotherhood and world understanding with poets from many countries around the world.
New UPLI President Virgilio (Gil) Yuzon gives an acceptance speech after receiving a golden laurel crown of an International Poet, Laureate Man of Letters. We look forward to many innovations and wonderful programs under his leadership.
United Poets Laureate International
World Congress of Poets
United Poets Laureate International is a 501c7 international organization registered in the Security and Exchange Commission of the Philippines and registered in the United States. Established on December 8, 1963 in Manila, Philippines, by Dr. Amado M. Yuzon, this organization’s fourth and recently past president was Dr. Benjamin R. Yuzon, Hon. Ph.D., M.E., son of the founder. Founder Amado M. Yuzon's younger son, Virgilio A. Yuzon, Manila, Philippines, is now president and leading us forward with new and innovative plans.Please check this site regularly for what is happening with UPLI that is new and exciting.
The purpose of UPLI is to promote world brotherhood and understanding through poetry.
UPLI is the parent organization of the World Congress of Poets. Approximately every two years, a World Congress of Poets is held, organized and run by a president who has been elected by the UPLI Board of Directors. During our Congresses, poets from around the world come together in friendship and celebration to hear each other’s poems, listen to scholarly papers presented about poetry, and to bestow honors for poetry, including certificates, medals and the much coveted golden laurel crowns. Most of all, we gather to meet both old and new friends and to enjoy the company of each other while experiencing brotherhood and understanding with friends from many countries, cultures and points of view.
It is with sadness that I announce the death of our UPLI President Benjamin R. Yuzon on October 8, 2013, at about 9:30 p.m., after a long bout with cancer. UPLI Executive VP Dr. Wanda Rider and UPLI member Marie Palazzolo were with President Yuzon and his family at the time of his passing. UPLI will always be indebted to President Ben for all he did over his many years a the guiding force of UPLI. After his passing, it was announced that President Ben’s younger brother, Virgilio A. Yuzon of Manila, Philippines, accepted Ben's nomination to become the next UPLI president. Through email, the board was notified and enthusiastically voted for his acceptance. Virgilio, or Gil (Hill) as he likes to be called, has been installed on March 25, 2014, in Osaka, Japan. He has many ideas which are forward thinking and innovative. We look forward to success, growth and revitalization under Gil's leadership. Welcome, President Virgilio (Gil) Yuzon. For more about our new president, please click on tab for President Gil's Page on the left.