The second edition of the international poetry festival is going to commence in Kolkata from today, November 22. The poetry festival - Chair Poetry Evenings international festival will be a three day event where poets from across the globe will take part in. Poets from Australia, Hungary, Slovakia, Chile, USA, Netherlands, and Portugal along with many other countries will be attending the three day festival in Kolkata. The inaugural event of the festival will take place in Rathindra Mancha, Jorasankoon Thakur Bari where Jnanpith laureate Padmasri Pratibha Ray will inaugurate the event in presence of Sahitya Akademi awardee Subodh Sarkar. The inaugural address will be delivered by festival Director Tushar Dhawal Singh followed by an address by Festival Director Sonnet Mondal. Poets from around the world will recite poems in their mother tongue followed by an English translation of the same after the inauguration of the festival. Noted poets like Brian Turner from USA, Sara F Costa from Portugal, Elmar Kuiper from the Netherlands, BalázsSzőllőssy from Hungary, HajnalCsilla Nagy from Slovakia along with Indian poets, including Arundhathi Subramaniam, Devi Prasad Mishra, Ashutosh Dubey, Hemant Divate, Yashodhara Roy Chaudhuri, AshwaniKumar, Angshuman Kar, Katyayani, Bina Sarkar Elias, Prabodh Parikh, Koushiki Dasgupta and Abhimanyu Mahato will take part in the festival. There will also be a folk music show after the inaugural programme gets over. The festival will take place in different parts of the city including Jorasanko and Ganges Art Gallery during the three days of the event.