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Why Read Poetry? Nov 16 Poetry Forum


How fundamental is poetry to human life? 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. 

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“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. 

The Lopez Museum and Library, in partnership with High Chair, hosts the forum, “Why Read Poems” at 2 pm, Saturday, November 16, 

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.

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