On November 16 (Saturday) at 2 pm, the Lopez Museum and Library in partnership with High Chair will hold the forum entitled Why Read Poems. Young poets such as Allan Popa, Vincenz Serrano, Mark Anthony Cayanan, and Adam David will discuss the necessities of reading poetry while celebrating the works of Filipino poets they admire. 

Poet William Carlos Williams famously writes, “It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day from lack of what is found there.” Indeed, how fundamental is poetry to human life? What is its place in these contemporary times? Why Read Poems aims to discuss and answer these questions.

High Chair is a non-profit small press that seeks to promote genuine interest in poetry in the country through print and online publication, lectures and conversations, community workshops, and the development of poetry-teaching modules for use in the classroom and the community.

Registration fee for the forum is Php 120.00 (students Php 100.00) and includes admissions to the museum’s on-going exhibition, Trajectories.

For more information, contact Tina Modrigo at 631-2417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.