Jim Morrison said it best, “Listen, real poetry doesn’t say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.” I’ll admit it on the outset – I can’t write poetry. Good thing the inability to write poetry (or at least poetry that doesn’t evoke peals of sidesplitting laughter) doesn’t dampen my ability to appreciate a good poem. .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival has teamed up with The Antithesis Collective Publishing Co. to produce an anthology of epic proportions.
The collection is aptly entitled Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry and features the works of 150 poets (known and unknown, emerging new talent and enduring poets). With this eclectic mix of poems in various styles and techniques, Under the Storm holds a lot of promise within its 360something pages. Under the Storm is geared for launch tomorrow, September 2, 2011 at the Ayala Museum. Cocktails start at 6PM.
Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry is available for pre-order at theantithesiscollective.com/shop for PHP 450 (pre-ordering ends today). It will be sold at the 4th .MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival (Sept. 1-6) for the special festival price of PHP 600. Once The Storm hits the shelves, its regular retail price will be PHP 800.
If you’re still on the fence whether or not you want to pre-order the book, check out the pictures below: