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Why Read Poems, November 16

Habang nagsisikap at nag-aadhika, 
dahil sa pangarap na ligaya’t tuwa,
lalong sinisiil ng pagdaralita.

Taludtod mula sa
Buhay, Tula ni 
Amado V. Hernandez


Why Read Poems
November 16 (Saturday), 2 pm
How fundamental is poetry to human life?

Find out on Saturday, November 16, as poets Allan Popa, Vincenz Serrano, Mark Anthony Cayanan, and Adam David discuss the necessities of reading poetry, while celebrating the works of Filipino poets they admire.

The Lopez Museum and Library, in partnership with High Chair, hosts the forum, “Why Read Poems” at 2 p.m.

“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day from lack of what is found there,” wrote poet William Carlos Williams. The lecture aims to identify poetry’s place in these contemporary times.

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 admission to the ongoing exhibit “Trajectories”.

For more information and registration, contact Tina Modrigo at 631-2417 or email


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