Ang spoken word gig na walang title: Poetry and coffee on Saturday at The Collective.

The last time I joined a poetry reading was one year ago, give or take a few days. It was fun, but it doesn’t happen often even though poetry readings, in theory, are easy to organize. Get a group of friends, look for a suitable place, and agree on a date where you could meet.

So I figured, hey why not organize one?

So for this Saturday, I’ve invited some friends (and they could also invite their friends) over at Kanto in The Collective for an afternoon poetry reading/spoken word gig. Which does not have a title, because it’s often difficult for me to come up with catchy titles. Not that we really needed one.

But we sort of need a theme. So I asked friends to read poems (or personal essays) about sex. Sex as an act. Sex as a function. Sex as power. Sex as violence. Lusty. Romantic. Casual. Humorous. Serious. Tragic. There are so many ways sex could be interpreted.

So if you’re not doing anything this Saturday afternoon (April 28th), feel free to join us in Kanto at The Collective. We’ll be there at 4pm. If you want to read in front of everyone, that’s cool. If you want to just hang out and listen, that’s cool too. We could have coffee or beer and maybe some afternoon snacks. Kanto will also provide amplifiers, if you’d like to play music.

The Collective, Malugay Street, Makati