Philippine Poetry Night at the BPC, Wed. October 12, 6-7:30 p.m. http://phpoetrynight.tumblr.com/
Spend an evening with three of the most prominent poets in the Philippines, Vim Nadera, Mike Coroza, and Teodoro Antonio, performing in New York for the first time at the amazing Bowery Poetry Club, where you can enjoy their poetic stylings over a glass of beer. They will be reading their own and other works by contemporary Filipino poets. English translations will be provided.
The highlight of the event will be the Balagtasan, following the tradition of Philippine poetic joust featuring extemporaneous debates in verse. Think of it as a philosophical rap battle! The topic for the Balagtasan is whether Filipinos should work abroad or not. A winner will be declared by audience vote.