Friday, November 21, 2008

tulaan sa tren

"... Manila tells me she is not dead; Manila tells me she will raise her voice from the grave. Already she has paid the price of an expensive song- the - "what-have-i-done-wrong" song-the flutter-stutter across water and vegetable paddies. What the emperor sees across the palace lawn the ministers will not disown, though lemons and eggplants ooze blood and children die in their play..." - from Sunlight on Broken Stones by Cirilo F. Bautista

After the successful "Berso sa Metro" campaign, National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is bringing Philippine poetry to LRT commuters through the "Tulaan sa Tren" project, with hopes that this project will reinforce its other readership promotion campaign in its efforts not just to get Filipinos to read more, but to read Filipino writers.

Aside from the colorful posters (like the one in the photo above), they are bringing it to the next level and commissioned local artists and read the verses which will be heard through the LRT station PA system (though i haven't heard it yet)

1 comment:

hadv said...

Oh wow.. I wouldn't mind looking at the poster poems.. but hearing them being read on the PA?? What poet would want their poems to be the background 'noise' of LRT/MRT?

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