English and Finnish Literary Portals Share Samad Vurgun’s Creativity

English and Finnish Literary Portals Share Samad Vurgun’s Creativity

“My Poetic Side” and “Rakkausrunot”, the popular English and Finnish literary portals, have posted in English the verses “The World!” and “Forget” by Samad Vurgun, the People’s Poet of Azerbaijan, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”

The translator of the verses into English, preceded by information about the creativity of the poet, is Walter May, a notable English poet-translator.

It is worth noting that the literary portals, followed by a wide auditorium of readers, regularly publish works by such famous writers and poets as William Shakespeare, Alexander Pushkin, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Pablo Neruda, etc. 


Samad Vurgun



·    poet, playwright, translator, literary critic;

·    was the Chairman of the Union of Writers of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Azerbaijan Cultural Relations Society with Foreign Countries, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR;

·    is the author of hundreds of verses, poems and dramatic works, such as “Azerbaijan”“The Gazelle”“Aygun”“The Spring Legend”“The Maiden Rock”“Vagif”“Farhad and Shirin”“Human Being”, to name a few;

·    was the first to be awarded the honourary title of the “People’s Poet” of Azerbaijan.