The idea to hold such a competition belongs to the Chair of Russian Language (for humanities faculties) of YSU Faculty of Russian Philology. The idea was supported by about 70 students from the humanities faculties of YSU.
Only women poets and only Russian poetry - that was the main condition for the contest. Most students preferred two poetesses: Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva. More than five times were recited by students the poems by these two authors. There were also students who presented poetry, little known to the public.
You should consider this event not as competition but as a holiday, - said at the beginning of the event Head of Chair of Russian Language (for humanities) Susanna Lalayan. In her opinion, this is a good opportunity once again to voice this beautiful poetry and attach youths attention to it.
Competition, however, wasnt limited by the reading of poetry. In the category best reader, the jury, composed of members of the chair (again, women), set up another prize for the best author and the prize for the best translation.
Two students from YSU Faculty of Journalism had faced the translation difficulties. Freshman Hasmik Baleyan was so captivated by poem Teffi that she decided to translate it.
By the way, the female poetry was mainly signified just by women. And only two of boys dared to participate in the contest of womens poetry.
Lecturers had prepared unique gifts for the winners: books, where you can read these poems, which have once sounded from the stage. The jury tried to establish possible many prizes.
The best reader was recognized student of sociology Armenuhi Aslanyan. The second and third places were taken by several people. Student from YSU Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology won the prize for her own work with a poetic name Aida Mergelova. Two special jury prizes encouraged the most peculiar: Spartak Grishyan and Rosa Manuk.